The problematic A-1 tigress which became synonym of terror in many villages in Bramhapuri tehsil of Chandrapur district was finally tranquilised by a team of veterinary experts and foresters. The tigress was neutralised and captured in South Bramhapuri range on Wednesday.
The principal chief conservator of forests (wildlife) and chief wildlife warden of Maharashtra state had issued an letter on March 1, 2019 to tranquilise and capture ‘problem’ tigress ‘A-1’ who was creating menace and turned dangerous to human lives in Halda, Murpar, Awalgaon, Vandra, Dorli, Chichgaon and Padmapur villages in South Bramhapuri Range Forest of Bramhapuri forest division.
In regard of this, the veterinarian Dr Ravikant Khobragade of Rapid Response Team of Tadoba Andhari Tiger Reserve tranquilised and captured A-1 tigress in compartment no. 226 of Mudjha area of Bhuj Beat of South Bramhapuri Range at 3.15 pm on Wednesday.
The procedure was completed in presence of assistant conservator of forest (territorial and wildlife, Bramhapuri), field staff of forest department, member of TATR’s Rapid Response Team Ajay Marathe, Amol Tajne, Rahul Dhanvijay, Shriram Aade, Satish Nagose, Amol Neware, Nagoba Thakre, Mahesh Ahirkar and Surendra Mangam.
The age of captured tigress is around 2 years and she will be sent to Gorewada rescue centre at Nagpur after medical examination is done.