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Tiger leaves resort at Kabini, enters forest

The Hindu
New Delhi
7 Nov 2017

The tiger that had entered the Jungle lodges and Resorts (JLR) at the kabini backwaters returned to the forests on Monday, much to the relief of Forest Department authorities.

PCCF (Wildlife) P. Sridhar told The Hindu that the tiger exit was tracked by the camera traps laid in the vicinity. The forest staff tracked it till it was about two km north of the JLR property and deep inside the jungle. The tiger, suspected to be a female, was one of three cubs of a tigress normally found near the safari zone.

The animal had sneaked into the JLR premises located in the Nagarhole National Park during the week end.

A combing operation was launched and three elephants were pressed into service and camera traps laid to monitor the tiger movements. About 45 guests staying on the property were alerted.

The forest staff would stay put to monitor the situation, said Mr. sridhar.