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Tag: Tigress Sundari

Satkosia Tiger Reserve
Lone Tigress In Odisha’s Satkosia Reserve Now Goes Missing

Triggering the fears of the Satkosia tiger reserve in Odisha going tiger-less, the lone tigress left in the park has reportedly gone missing. There has been no sighting of her since the past two months in the 795 square km tiger reserve.

Tigress Sundari Translocated From Odisha To MP's Kanha Reserve
Tigress Sundari Translocated From Odisha To MP's Kanha Reserve

Bhubaneswar: Tigress Sundari has been translocated to Kanha Tiger Reserve (KTR) of Madhya Pradesh from Satkosia in Odisha, a forest official said on Thursday. The big cat was released into a special enclosure at Ghorela in the reserve on Wednesday night, the official said. The tigress along with a tiger had been sent to Odisha’s […]

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Kanha Team Reaches Odisha For Sundari's Translocation To Ghorela Centre

Bhubaneswar/Angul: Finally, the process for the return of tigress Sundari from Satkosia in Angul district is about to conclude with a six-member team of experts reaching Odisha today to make study on the behaviour and health of the animal before her translocation probably in the next few days. The team comprising an assistant conservator of […]

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Kanha Team To Shift Tigress Sundari From Odisha In Few Days

Bhubaneswar: The prolonged wait is finally over for Royal Bengal tigress Sundari which has been spending a caged life for more than two years in an enclosure in Odisha. A special team from Kanha National Park in Madhya Pradesh will leave for Odisha tomorrow to take back the tigress. The team comprising a veterinary, an […]

Sundari's Return To MP May Delay, Experts Say Caution Necessary To Avoid Satkosia-Like Episode

Angul: The return of Tigress Sundari to its native Madhya Pradesh will be delayed by at least two months due to an ongoing training programme of two more tigers at Ghorela Re-wilding centre in Kanha Tiger Reserve, informed Madhya Pradesh forest department on Sunday. As per reports, Sundari or officially known as T-2, will be […]

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Tigress Sundari Set To Return To Madhya Pradesh

Bhubaneswar: After spending more than two years in an enclosure in Odisha, tigress Sundari is all set to return to Madhya Pradesh, informed Chief Conservator of Forest (PCCF) Wildlife, Hari Shankar Upadhyay on Saturday. The PCCF said the Madhya Pradesh government has already initiated process to shift the tigress from Odisha to Kanha National Park. […]

MP Chief Minister Writes To Naveen To Ensure Proper Care Of Tigress ‘Sundari’

Bhubaneswar: Chief Minister of Madhya Pradesh, Shivraj Singh Chouhan wrote to his Odisha counterpart Naveen Patnaik on Wednesday, urging him to take special care of  tigress ‘Sundari’ which was translocated from Bandhavgarh National Park in MP to Odisha’s Satkosia Tiger Reserve under country’s  first interstate tiger translocation project. Quoting media reports, he expressed concern that […]

Odisha urges NTCA to decide future of tigress 'Sundari'

Bhubaneswar: The Odisha Forest Department on Monday wrote to the National Tiger Conservation Authority (NTCA), urging it to take immediate decision on the fate of Tigress ‘Sundari’ which has been kept in an enclosure in Odisha after it killed two persons in Satkosia Wildlife Sanctuary. Informing this, Odisha Chief Conservator of Forest (PCCF) Wildlife Hari […]

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Is There A Ray Of Hope For Tigress Sundari's Fate ?

Bhubaneswar: There seems to be no end to the uncertainty over the fate of tigress Sundari who has been spending a lonely life in an enclosure for the last two years. Since November 2018, the tigress brought to Odisha from Bandhavgarh National Park of Madhya Pradesh, is lodged at an enclosure at Raiguda under Satkosia […]

Odisha Ready To Bid Goodbye To Tigress Sundari, Officials Gear Up To Tackle Human Animal Conflict

Bhubaneswar: With the National Tiger Conservation Authority (NTCA) remaining firm in its decision to suspend the tiger translocation programme in Satkosia Tiger Reserve, Odisha government has finally agreed to relocate Tigress Sundari back to its original abode- Madhya Pradesh. Speaking on the development, State Chief Wildlife Warden Harishankar Upadhyay said, “Following NTCA letter, Odisha government […]

'Poaching Menace' In Satkosia A Grave Threat To Its Eco-Balance

Bhubaneswar: Even when the National Tiger Conservation Authority (NTCA) has decided to suspend the tiger translocation programme in Satkosia Tiger Reserve over death of translocated tiger (T-1) & Tigress Sundari’s uncertain future, the forest department of Odisha continues to be in a denial mode that poachers are on a prowl in the forest belt. The […]

Odisha To Take Another Shot At Tiger Relocation In Satkosia Reserve

Angul: After almost one-and-a-half years since the first-ever inter-State tiger translocation project was launched in Satkosia Tiger Reserve in Angul, but had to be put on hold after it triggered protests by locals over alleged attacks by relocated tigress Sundari; the Odisha Forest department is planning to re-launch the project once again. As per reports, […]

Tigress Sundari
Will Odisha Govt Be Able To Provide Tigress Sundari An Area To Call Her Own?

Bhubaneswar: It’s been long since Royal Bengal Tigress Sundari was shifted to a special rehabilitation enclosure in the wake of a massive public outcry last year and now the forest department has once again begun the process to re-implement the tiger relocation project in Satkosia reserve forests, this time with the able support of local […]

Column: Of Sundari and the Future of Project Tiger

By Ashutosh Mishra Bhubaneswar: Sundari, the Royal Bengal tigress who was brought to the Satkosia tiger reserve from the Bandhavgarh National Park in Madhya Pradesh under the first-ever inter-state tiger translocation project in the country last year, remains confined to her enclosure after a brief period of independence when she was allowed to roam free […]

Long captivity makes wild 'Sundari' develop stress syndrome

Bhubaneswar: With the relocated tigress (nicknamed Sundari) having lost the wild hunting skills post being kept captive in Satkosia Sanctuary for months, the chances of the tigress going back to the wild looks dim. And this development has put the life of the tigress in jeopardy. As per sources, during a joint assessment by State […]

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Odisha to rewild 'man-eater' tigress Sundari

Bhubaneswar: Even though the tiger translocation project has fallen apart, Tigress Sundari continues to be a headache for the Odisha government, which is now trying its best to safely release the big cat into the wild. The state government is planning to rewild the tigress before releasing it into the forest. As per the chief […]

Tigress Sundari: Two trained elephants deployed in Satkosia

Angul: Odisha Forest department has mobilized two elephants from Similipal Tiger Reserve which will be deployed at Satkosia Tiger Reserve. It is suspected that the two trained elephants- Mahendra and Rajkumar has been roped in to track movement of tigress Sundari after it’s release from a special enclosure in Satkosia Tiger Reserve. However, PCCF (Wildlife) […]

Tigress Sundari to be released into Satkosia forest again

Angul: The Royal Bengal tigress, Sundari which is currently kept in a special enclosure in Raiguda inside Satkosia Tiger Reserve will soon be released into the wild. According to sources, after 2 months since the tigress has been kept in the enclosure, the Forest department has initiated the process to release the big cat into […]

Fate of Tigress Sundari hangs in balance

Angul: Even though the villagers of Satkosia are living without any threat after relocation of tigress Sundari to an enclosure on November 6, the future of the big cat, which was the first one to be shifted under the inter-State tiger translocation project, seems to be hanging in balance. “The State government should ensure that […]

Amid Tigress Sundari fear, tourist inflow to Satkosia drops

Angul: The Satkosia sanctuary which once used to be one of the preferred tourist destinations throughout the year, now wears a deserted look even though the picnic season has reached its peak in the State. The large-scale violence, which erupted in the region after tigress Sundari killed two villagers a couple of months ago, has […]

Tiger Mahavir died of multi organ failure: Post mortem report

Angul: The death of male tiger Mahavir (also known as MB-2) in the core area of the Satkosia Tiger Reserve was due to multiple organ failure following the wound on his neck, said senior forest officials quoting the post mortem report. Satkosia Tiger Reserve field director, Sudarshan Panda today informed that “As per the post-mortem […]

Kumki elephant ‘Yashoda’ tramples man to death in Angul

Angul: Kumki (trained) elephant ‘Yashoda’ which was brought to Satkosia Tiger Reserve to help in tranquilisation of tigress Sundari, trampled a man to death inside Purunakote range office premises in Angul today. The deceased has been identified as Sudura Pradhan of Matiasahi village. According to sources, the incident took place when Pradhan was feeding the […]

Tigress Sundari kept in enclosure at Raigoda after tranquilisation

Bhubaneswar: Tigress Sundari, who was tranquilised yesterday, has been kept in a special enclosure at Raigoda in Angul and her condition is stated to be stable, informed forest officials. The tigress is being monitored by a high-level committee comprising experts from the from National Tiger Conservation Authority (NTCA), Wildlife Institute of India (WII) and Forest […]

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Tigress Sundari tranquilised in Satkosia

Angul: After multiple failed operations, tigress Sundari was finally tranquilised by a joint team of experts from Satkosia Tiger Reserve and Nandankanan zoological park today, confirmed Principal Chief Conservator of Forests(PCCF) Sandeep Tripathy. The operation to tranquillise tigress Sundari had resumed day before yesterday with the help of kumki (trained) elephant ‘Jashoda’ brought from Chandaka Wildlife Sanctuary. […]

Operation to tranquilise tigress Sundari to resume today

Angul: The operation to tranquillise tigress Sundari will resume today. The kumki (trained) elephant brought from Chandaka Wildlife Sanctuary in Odisha has already reached Satkosia to help the forest officials capture the big cat. Meanwhile, the elephant ‘Jashoda’ has been kept at Purunakote range office under Satkosia forest division since Saturday. Jashoda was accompanied by […]

Kumki elephant from Chandaka to help tranquilise tigress Sundari

Angul: A kumki (trained) elephant ‘Yashoda’ from Chandaka Godibari forest along with four mahouts will help the Forest department to tranquilise tigress ‘Sundari’, which had been out of reach despite several attempts. The operation to capture the big cat will resume today. As per latest reports, ‘Yashoda’ accompanied by four mahouts and officials of the […]

Nandankanan to be new home for tigress Sundari

Bhubaneswar: With all attempts to capture tigress Sundari still failing, Odisha government on Monday decided to deploy additional teams to tranquilise the big cat which has been branded as a man-eater by locals near Satkosia Tiger Reserve. Forest and Environment Minister Bijayshree Routray informed that once captured, the tigress will be shifted to a well-protected […]

Violence in Satkosia: BJP leader arrested, sent to jail

Angul: BJP Angul district unit president Bhagirathi Pradhan, who was arrested by police in connection with the violence near Kanjara in the district after tigress ‘Sundari’ allegedly killed a man of Tainsi village on October 21, was sent to jail after the SDJM Court rejected his bail plea here on Sunday. Pradhan was nabbed by […]

Sundari on Prowl: Expert team from MP to join operation in Satkosia

Bhubaneswar: With repeated attempts to capture tigress ‘Sundari’ in the past 48 hours failing to yield results, Odisha has now decided to rope in two special teams from outside to tranquilise the big cat which has already been branded as a ‘man-eater’. Additional Principal Conservator of Forests, Sudarshan Panda informed today that the two expert […]

3rd phase operation to tranquilise tigress ‘Sundari’ begins

Angul: After failed attempts to tranquilise tigress Sundari during the overnight operation yesterday, the 6-member team of experts has started its third phase of operation today at Satkosia Tiger Reserve (STR) in Angul district. According to sources, Sundari, now branded a ‘man-eater,’ was reportedly spotted in the bushes under the hill near Baghamunda village today […]

After failed attempt, tranquillising team hopeful to capture tigress ‘Sundari’ soon

Angul: All eyes are now on the six-member team that has been roped in to tranquillise tigress Sundari, which has unleashed terror among inhabitants close to Satkosia Tiger Reserve (STR) in Angul district. Though a massive operation was undertaken by the tranquillising team today, tigress Sundari, which has now been branded a ‘man-eater,’ managed to […]

Sundari fear grips villages of Satkosia, residents spend sleepless nights

Angul: After tigress Sundari was suspected to have killed humans and animals in villages close to Satkosia reserve forest, residents of Kumuri village located in close proximity to the area have been spending sleepless nights. In an exclusive OTV report from ground zero, the villagers open up about their fears and measures they have taken […]

Angul Collector puts weight behind shifting of tigress Sundari

Angul: After a lot of hue and cry and violent protests, Angul Collector on Monday sought intervention of the Odisha government for immediate shifting of tigress Sundari in view of the law and order situation arising after the death of an elderly person and a bull allegedly in attacks by the big cat in the […]

Tension intensifies as Sundari ‘kills’ bullock; 3 teams join for tranquilisation

Angul: Amid growing terror in Tainsi village under Satkosia forest reserve in Angul district, Royal Bengal tigress ‘Sundari’ allegedly killed a bullock today in a second attack within two days, at Baghamunda village, a few kilometres away from Tainsi. Palpable tension prevailed in the area after locals spotted the mutilated carcass of the bullock early […]

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Tigress Sundari likely to be taken back to enclosure

Angul: Hours after tigress Sundari allegedly killed a man at Tainsi village in Angul that triggered protest in the area, process to shift the big cat back to the enclosure is likely to begin today. The deceased Trinath Sahu had gone for fishing when the tigress allegedly attacked him leading to his death on the […]

Tigress Sundari preys on man; irate locals thrash & detain forest officer

Angul: Tension gripped Satkosia area after tigress Sundari allegedly killed a local of Tainsi village in Angul district today. The deceased has been identified as Trinath Sahu. According to reports, Sahu had gone for fishing when the tigress allegedly attacked Sahu leading to his death on the spot. Meanwhile, the enraged villagers reportedly thrashed and […]

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Panic grips Satkosia after villager claims tigress Sundari killed his bullock

Angul: Days after tigress Sundari was chased away into the core area of the Satkosia Tiger Reserve, a villager has alleged that the big cat has killed his bullock. The allegation has been levelled by one Raghu Soy following which panic has once again gripped the local residents of Satkosia. Earlier on October 4, Additional […]

Tigress Sundari moves into core area of Satkosia Reserve

Bhubaneswar: After much hue and cry due to movement of tigress Sundari in areas near the outer periphery of Satkosia Tiger Reserve and death of a woman and few animals after allegedly being attacked by the tigress, Additional PCCF Sudarsan Panda today informed that the big cat has been chased away into the core area […]

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Relocation process of tigress 'Sundari' to core area of Satkosia reserve begins

Angul: The relocation process of tigress ‘Sundari’ to the core area of Satkosia Tiger Reserve has begun. According to sources, four teams have been formed which consists of officials of Wildlife Institute of India (WII), Satkosia Forest Department, Kanha Tiger Reserve and Nandankanan Zoological Park. The officials are jointly monitoring the movement and behaviour of […]

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Tension erupts after tigress Sundari ‘kills’ cow in Angul

Angul: A day after Wildlife Institute of India (WII) researcher cleared that tigress Sundari will stay in Satkosia Tiger Reserve; death of a cow at Lehedi village under Athmallik forest division of Angul district on Monday has once again triggered protests. Athmallik Divisional Forest Officer (DFO), Samyak Samantray informed that it is not yet confirmed […]