Angul: The two-year-old Royal Bengal tigress ‘Sundari’ from Madhya Pradesh has been released into the forest at the Satkosia Wildlife Sanctuary in Angul district on Friday, informed PCCF Dr Sandeep Tripathy.
Sundari was brought to Satkosia from Bandhavgarh National Park in Madhya Pradesh on June 28 and was kept under observation in a special 2-acre enclosure at Satkosia Tiger Reserve.
Tripathy said, “An expert team of Wildlife Institute of India (WII) will monitor round-the-clock movement of the big cat in the forest.”
As per repot, tigress Sundari will pair with Kanha tiger in Satkosia tiger reserve.
In a first of its kind in India, the tigers were translocated as a part of inter-state re-introduction of tigers, following the National Tiger Conservation Authority (NTCA) guidelines.