In the buffer zone of Kanha tiger reserve in Madhya Pradesh, a tigress was found dead.
About Kanha National Park
- Nestled in the Maikal range of Satpuras in Madhya Pradesh.
- Was declared a reserve forest in 1879 and revalued as a wildlife sanctuary in 1933. Its position was further upgraded to a national park in 1955.
- Spread across the area of 940 sq km in the Maikal chain of hills. By bringing up the buffer and core zone all together, the Kanha Tiger Reserve has the total area of 1945 sq km.
- Source of inspiration for Rudyard Kipling, a famous writer for his “The Jungle Book”.
- TRIBES: It was originally a part of the Gondwanas or the “land of the Gonds”. The forest of the Reserve was inhibited by two indigenous tribes of Central India, the Gonds and the Baigas.
BARASINGHA- THE JEWEL OF KANHA
- Traditionally known as Dolhorina which is similar to the English name (Swamp Deer).
- This species is being recognized as the sub- Himalayan terai of North India, the hard ground Barasingha is an exclusive graminivorous deer species that totally depends on grasses and grasslands and shows a preference for aquatic plants.
- THREATS: Hunting, poaching and diversion of the long grassland to agriculture in Central India.