It has been reported that Tiger C1, from Tipeshwar Wildlife Sanctuary in Pandharkawda, Yawatmal district has started moving through its area and has covered an area of more than 200 km. The three-year-old male tiger has been monitored from February and in last five months he has started the search for a new land. While his migration, he has crossed farmlands, tracts and reported to have crossed the Painganga River as well.
The state forest department has confirmed the presence of a new tiger in Hingoli district Marathwada. This presence has been recorded after almost four decades.The fifth-longest recoded dispersal of tiger is happening right now and since C1 is still on move he could set new record, said Pandharkawda forest officials. While being monitored after he was radio-collared in the month of February, C1 is said in the region of Pusad division of Yavatmal fom October 19 to 30. He was later captured in the cameras of isapur sanctuary.
Tiger usually travel such a long distance to find new territorial lands to be ruled by them or in search of a mating partner. It is not sure why the Pandharkawda tiger has been travelling as it has not stopped at one single spot for a long time yet.
Earlier in 2013, one of the longest travelled area by tiger was recorded which covered 650 km, this record still remains untouched by any of the tiger. The distance was covered by a tiger in Kanha who then migrated to Nagarjunasagar in Andhra Pradesh.
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