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Monday , 20 November 2017
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Tiger count in Kaziranga rises from 83 to 104 in 3 years

Latest estimate shows that there are 104 tigers in Kaziranga National park and Burachapori. In 2014 there were 83 tigers.

While 95 adult tigers were found in Kaziranga National Park , two adult tigers and their cubs were found in Burachapori. 

Both the parks are located within Kaziranga Tiger reserve.

“In 2014 the maximum range for the tiger population in Kaziranga was 116. This time the maximum range is 117. Though there is no significant rise in population. It indicates the tiger habitat is intact and healthy ” Kaziranga field director Satyendra Singh said.

“In fact, there is a possibility that there are more tigers than the estimates. We are planning to make our next estimate more comprehensive,” said Singh.

Environment activist Rohit Choudhury said ” it is more important to protect the corridors used by tigers to help the population grow “. 

Assam has four tiger reserves Kaziranga, Manas, Orang and Nameri.

 

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