Tiger from Ranthambore makes MP''s Kuno-Palpur its new home

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Bhopal, Feb 7 (PTI) A tiger from Rajasthan''s RanthamboreReserve has found a new home in Madhya Pradesh''s Kuno-Palpursanctuary in Sheopur district.

"The tiger''s pugmarks were noticed last month andrecently it was even captured in a camera," Kuno-PalpurDivisional Forest Officer Ashok Mishra said.

"Our Tiger has crossed over to Kuno-Palpur and wasliving there," Ranthambore Tiger Reserve Deputy Field DirectorR P Gupta told PTI over phone today.

The big cat went out of the reserve some six monthsback and after wandering near the ravines of Chambal finallysettled in Kuno-Palpur, the director said.

He said the number of tigers was more than tigress inRanthambore and possibly because of this the tiger identifiedas T-38 has found a home in Kuno-Palpur.

Tiger usually needs a huge territory and there was agood habitat in Kuno-Palpur, Gupta said.

"We have been informed that the tiger is going for thekills there," he said.

The unexpected guest has arrived in Kuno Palpur whichis around 100 km away from Ranthambore. It is spread over anarea of around 350 sq km, where the first batch of importedCheetahs is proposed to be transclocated by December.

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