Tag: Similipal National Park

Odisha to conduct own Tiger census every year: PCCF
Odisha to conduct own Tiger census every year: PCCF

Principal Chief Conservator of Forest (Wildlife), Susanta Nanda informed on Tuesday that the Odisha government will conduct a tiger census every year. 

  • Tuesday, 27 February 2024
Similipal Tiger Reserve
Royal Bengal tiger dies at Similipal; autopsy to reveal reason, says Director

It is believed that the age of the Royal Bengal tiger was around 3.5 years. The death came to light after the staff detected the carcass during regular patrolling.

  • Thursday, 08 February 2024
Melanistic Tiger Safari To Come Up In Odisha
Exclusive melanistic tiger safari to come up near Similipal tiger reserve

Taking to his official X (Formerly Twitter) handle, Patnaik informed that Odisha is setting up an exclusive melanistic tiger safari near Similipal Tiger Reserve (STR) in Mayurbhanj.

  • Wednesday, 24 January 2024
Off-Roaders To be Deployed In Similipal
Off-roaders to Keep Poachers, Smugglers at Bay in Similipal

14 of such off-roader camper vans will be unveiled today by Odisha Forest Minister Pradeep Amat on the occasion of the 64th Foundation Day of Nandankanan Zoological Park. These vehicles will be deployed in Similipal from Tomorrow.

  • Friday, 29 December 2023
Similipal National Park reopens after month-long hiatus
Similipal National Park reopens after month-long hiatus

"The wait is over. We are now open for visitors. Wishing a refreshing and pleasant visit in Similipal," the national park authorities said.

  • Wednesday, 27 December 2023
'35 tigers present in Similipal sanctuary'
35 Tigers Present in Similipal Sanctuary

As many as 35 Royal Bengal Tigers (RBT) are staying inside the Similipal Sanctuary in Mayurbhanj district. The existence of these big cats was known from the camera traps during the ongoing tiger enumeration

  • Monday, 18 December 2023
Tiger Fight Caught On Camera In Similipal
Fight between two tigers over territory caught on camera at Similipal

He is T35 a young tiger trying to claim territory. Got into a fight with T31. Seems to be victorious as it confidently patrols its area., tweeted STR

  • Monday, 18 December 2023
Similipal Tiger Reserve
Similipal bandh: 18 tourists stuck in nature camp rescued after 16 hours

As per reports, some tourists from Odisha and other states could not get out of Similipal after the locals blocked roads and launched a strike on Sunday. They were stuck at Barehipani.

  • Tuesday, 28 November 2023
Tiger Census In Similipal National Park
Tiger census kicks off in Odisha’s Similipal reserve

As per reports, the tiger census will be carried out by the forest department in all the areas including Satakosia, Kaptipada and Bisoi under Baripada, Rairangpur and Karanjia sub-divisions in Mayurbhanj district.

  • Wednesday, 18 October 2023
Similipal National Park in Odisha’s Mayurbhanj opens its gate to visitors 
Similipal National Park in Odisha’s Mayurbhanj opens its gate to visitors 

For the first time this year, the park has been declared as a plastic-free area.

  • Saturday, 14 October 2023
Similipal National Park to reopen for tourists from Oct 14
Similipal National Park to reopen for tourists from Oct 14

Tourists can enter the Tiger Reserve, located in Odisha’s Mayurbhanj district, using two gates, one at Kaliani and the other at Pithabata.

  • Sunday, 08 October 2023
Major crackdown on poachers in Similipal: 21 arrested, 165 country guns seized
Major crackdown on poachers in Similipal: 21 arrested, 165 country guns seized

Acting on a tip-off, Mayurbhanj police launched search operations at multiple locations in 14 police jurisdictions and arrested the poachers.

  • Wednesday, 09 August 2023
Elephant Tusks Seized
Four elephant tusks seized, 5 persons arrested in Odisha's Jashipur

As per initial reports, a team consisting of ACF, ROs and dedicated staff of Similipal south, Similipal north and Rairangpur Division headed by Deputy director Similipal south division conducted a raid and recovered the tusks.

  • Sunday, 02 July 2023
Similipal forester killing: Forest dept employees launch symbolic protest
Similipal forester killing: Forest dept employees launch symbolic protest

Apart from holding the protest, the agitating forest department employees also demanded fulfillment of their five-point charter of demands at the earliest.

  • Monday, 19 June 2023
Similipal National Park reopens for visitors from today
Prez Droupadi Murmu’s Odisha visit: Similipal to be out of bounds for visitors for 2 days 

According to sources, the tiger reserve will remain closed on May 4 and 5 as President Murmu will visit the national park on May 5 and will spend the entire day inside the sanctuary.

  • Tuesday, 02 May 2023
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