Bhubaneswar, Nov 19 (LocalWire) The National Tiger Conservation Authority (NTCA) on Monday found translocated tigress T2 in good health at Odisha’s Satkosia Tiger Reserve, said officials.
“T2 inside the holding area at Raigoda is having normal health conditions. The NTCA team had also observed the tigress in enclosure and found it in good health,” said Field Director (FD), Satkosia in a statement.
The Satkosia FD also visited the enclosure on Monday and reported the tigress in good health. He also released a video of tigress.
Earlier, the NTCA said inter-state tiger translocation, that was suspended temporarily post a tiger death, will continue after detailed discussion with the state.
India’s first inter-state tiger translocation project was suspended temporarily after a male tiger reportedly died at the core area of Satkosia Tiger Reserve.
The NTCA team visited the mortality site of T1, as the tiger was registered, interacted with nearby village, discussed with field staff and monitoring team, Wildlife Institute of India (WII) researchers and perused connected records.
They stated that death of T1 was unfortunate and they ruled out the possibility of poaching.
Meanwhile, they said, tigress T2 inside the holding area at Raigoda is having normal health conditions.
The NTCA team observed the tigress Friday evening and Saturday morning.
T1, the male Royal Bengal tiger, was the first big cat to be brought from Madhya Pradesh to Odisha.
T1 joined Satkosia on June 22. He was kept in an enclosure till July 6, before he was released into the wilds having adapted to the new habitat.