18 Jul, 2022
Ranthambore’s Tigress T-102 Shifted to Ramgarh Reserve, a Newly Declared Tiger Reserve in Rajasthan
Tigress T-102 was successfully rescued from Ranthambore National Park and shifted to Ramgarh Vishdhari Tiger Reserve on July 16th, 2022. As per the information received from the authority, the shifting has been progressed to supply the partner for a male tiger T-115, who has been loitering in the Ramgarh zone for a long time.
Reporting on the matter, Tribhuvan Singh of Ramgarh foundation said “A long-awaited dream came true on Saturday with the successful release of the tigress into RVTR.” He also said that this shifting will initiate ecotourism and help to promote wildlife tourism in Ramgarh Vishdhari Tiger Reserve.
As per the officials, the shifting of T-102 also has been done for another purpose. They said it has been made to enhance the safety of around 15 male and female tigers who have been currently moving in the Ranthambore periphery as they are not able to develop their own area. These 15 tigers have been facing increased chances of disappearance due to clashes with other tigers. The officials also said that this translocation process will be continued due to the larger density of tigers in the Ranthambore Core-I zone.
The shifting process has been done in a few steps:
- The rescue team reached the Ama Ghati zone at around 6:30 AM on Saturday.
- After about half an hour of effort, the tigress was seen.
- After the top officials reached the spot, Rajveer Singh, in-charge of the rescue team tranquilised the tigress.
- A radio collar was placed on the tigress’s neck.
- T-102 was then released to the soft enclosure for 15 days.
- After that, she will be released into the forest.
Important Facts to Know About Tigress T-102 Ranthambore:
The brief history of T-102 tells that she is the daughter of Tigress T-73, the famous tigress of Ranthambore, who has been a dominant tigress of zone-5 of RTR, Kachida Valley.
- In 2016, T-73 gave birth to female cubs in her first litter, who are later identified as the tigress T102 and T103.
- In November 2020, Tigress T102 gave birth to four cubs in her first litter out of which one cub was found dead in May 2021 in the Tamba Khan area of Ranthambore National Park.
- It was suspected that the cub was killed in a fight with the Tigress Riddhi.
To mention, Ramgarh Tiger Reserve is situated in Bundi District of Rajasthan and was declared the fourth tiger reserve of the state, recently in May 2022. Taking a further step in tiger conservation, the Ramgarh Vishdhari Wildlife Sanctuary was declared a tiger reserve by the Rajasthan Government.
The newly declared tiger reserve has tiger habitats between Ranthambore Tiger Reserve and Mukundra Hills Tiger Reserve. It spreads across a core area of 481.90 square kilometres and a buffer area of 1019.98 square kilometres. The forest blocks of Bhilwara and National Chambal Gharial Sanctuary and the forest blocks of Bundi and Indergarh are included in Ramgarh Tiger Reserve.
Frequently Asked Questions
Q: Why is T-102 translocated to Ramgarh Vishdhari Tiger Reserve?
Ans: First of all, the shifting has been done to supply T102 as a partner to a male tiger T115. The second reason is that the authority initiated the translocation process to enhance the safety of 15 tigers in the core-I area of RTR as they are not able to develop their own area due to clashes with each other.
Q: Where is Ramgarh Vishdhari Tiger Reserve?
Ans: Ramgarh Tiger Reserve is situated in Bundi District of Rajasthan and was declared the fourth tiger reserve of the state, in May 2022.
Q: When was T-102 born?
Ans: In 2016, T102 was born as a daughter T73, who has been a dominant tigress of Kachida Valley, zone-5 of Ranthambore Tiger Reserve.
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