In Pics: When Amitabh Bachchan was chased by a Tiger for four kms

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Mumbai, Oct 7:Bollywood megastar Amitabh Bachchan made his first public appearance at Sanjay Gandhi National Park on Tuesday, Oct 6 in his new role as the tiger ambassador of Maharashtra and launch two new safari buses.

The buses, bearing the imprint of tigers and lions and to be used for separate wildlife tours of these big cats in the sprawling green belt located within the city limits,were unveiled at an event being organised as part of the "Wildlife Week Celebrations" during October 1-7.

During the event, a short film on the park in suburban Borivali will also be screened.

A compendium of photographs of all the 35 leopards, which were recorded during a study conducted recently by using camera traps will be released, Mungantiwar told reporters today. While a study revealed a shocking dip in the tiger numbers in a few States, their population in Maharashtra has recorded a steady increase in the recent times.

Big B shared his experience and said, "Chased by a Tiger in the heart of Mumbai for 4 kms .. what an experience !! More on this later ."

Here are the images of Big B's experience which he shared on Social media:

Big B was chased by a tiger for four kms

Bollywood actor Amitabh Bachchan launched Safari buses in Sanjay Gandhi National Park, Mumbai. 

Big B chased by a tiger for four kms

Bollywood megastar Amitabh Bachchan made his first public appearance at Sanjay Gandhi National Park on Tuesday, Oct 6 in his new role as the tiger ambassador of Maharashtra and launch two new safari buses.

Big B chased by a tiger for four kms

Big B shared his experience on social media and said, "Chased by a Tiger in the heart of Mumbai for 4 kms .. what an experience !! More on this later ."

Big B chased by a tiger for four kms

Tiger population in Maharashtra was 169 in 2010, which shot up to 190 in 2014, indicating the success of conservation measures initiated by the Forest Department.

Big B chased by a tiger for four kms

It is a known fact that the tiger is at the top of the forest ecosystem and a healthy increase in its population is indicative of the health of forests and overall ecosystem.

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