Fresh tiger census in Similipal begins today

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Mayurbhanj: Fresh tiger census in Similipal began today using camera trapping and other latest technologies.

The same will continue for seven days. The Forest officials of Karanjia Forest Division were trained for it.

Reportedly, more than 500 CCTVs have been installed at different places of the national park.

The census will continue for the next 7 days and will be done in 4 stages.

It is to be noted that tiger census is done once in four years.

As per the 2016 tiger census report, a total of 40 tigers – 13 males, 24 females and three cubs were found in Odisha. Among them the Simlipal Tiger Reserve (STR) had the highest count with 26 tigers. Four tigers were spotted at the Sunabeda Tiger Reserve while three tigers each were spotted in Karanjia and Keonjhar wildlife divisions. Two tigers each were spotted in Satkosia and Sundergarh wildlife divisions while one tiger was spotted at the Khariar Division.

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