‘Sundari’ released in Satkosia Tiger Reserve

Angul: Sundari, the Royal Bengal tigress brought from Madhya Pradesh’s Bandhavgarh Tiger Reserve was released into Satkosia Tiger Reserve (STR).

Sundari was kept inside a closed and protected enclosure and was released into the wild in presence of Principal Chief Conservator of Forests (PCCF), Additional PCCF and other officials of Forest department yesterday.

On July 6, a tiger brought from Kanha Tiger Reserve in Madhya Pradesh was released into the wild in Satkosia Tiger Reserve.

According to sources, this is the first pair of tigers which has been released into the forest under the tiger relocation project.

Another 2 pairs of tigers will be released into the forest in subsequent phases under the ambitious project taken up by Odisha government to increase their population in the tiger reserve.