Number of tigers in Telangana's Amrabad forest reserve rises to 14

The home to the highest population of tigers in Telangana, now has two more big cats.

The Forest Department ,Telangana has identified 2 new tigers in Amrabad Tiger Reserve (ATR) . The home to the highest population of tigers in Telangana, now has two more big cats. During the 2019 Phase 4 census, the department could identify only 12 tigers.


The Forest Department officials informed that the report indicates the total number of tigers photographed but the actual number may be higher.


Annual census report, which was formally released by principal chief conservator of forests R Sobha said, “While 10 tigers matched with the existing database of the tiger reserve, four were recorded for the first time in this current year. A total number of 552 camera traps have been monitored for about 45 days."


Water hole census was also conducted in the Amrabad tiger reserve and a total of 43 wild animal species were identified.


In terms of population, spotted deer and wild boars occupied the first place with 2.40 individuals per every square kilometers followed by sambar with 1.65 individuals per every square kilometers and langur with 1.37 per square kilometers.

 

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