One of the most anticipated event in the life of wildlife lovers “Nisarg Anubhav” was carried out in Melghat Reserve in Maharashtra’s Amravati district in a closed manner following the norms of social distancing.
This year the Nisarg Anubhav was carried in presence of forest officials only as the nation is under lockdown till May 17 due to the deadly Coronavirus.
The “Nisarg Anubhav” was held on Buddha Poornima in six wildlife divisions coming under Melghat Tiger Reserve, namely Sipna, Gugamal, Akot, Melghat, Akola and Pandharkawada.
A total of 547 machaans were set up. We sighted 35 tigers. The number of leopards seen was 45 while 352 sloth bears and 172 wild dogs and 17542 other wild animals were also sighted.
In the last census done on April 30 last year, we saw 16 tigers, 12 leopards, 163 sloth bears and 47 wild dogs.
As per an official release, the census found 752 Indian gaurs, 3318 wild boars, 727 Sambhar deer, 879 spotted deer, 433 barking deer, 10 four-horned antelope, 75 porcupines, 67 civet cats, 15 hyenas, 1685 blue bulls, 5763 langurs, 17 jackals, four pangolins, 398 black buck, 72 wild cats and 2136 peacocks.