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| Last Updated:: 27/07/2021

Longest dispersal of a female tiger recorded in Central India




By Neha Jain.,



  • In a rare event, a tigress has travelled 99 km from her original home site at Panna Tiger Reserve — the longest dispersal recorded of a female. In her new home, which consists of a non-protected area, the tigress had mated and is rearing two cubs.
  • During the dispersal, the tigress traversed through 19 small “stepping stone” patches of habitat, which were used as temporary refuges. Conserving such patches can pave the way for future dispersal events.
  •  After analysing space use by the tigress, researchers have identified locations for surveillance by the forest department.