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Tigress Sundari tranquilized in Odisha reserve

IANS  |  Bhubaneswar 

Elusive Royal Bengal Sundari was tranquilized after two weeks of chase in Odisha's in Reserve on Tuesday.

Forest officials managed to tranquilize Sundari, the brought from as part of re-introduction programme in the reserve.

"Sundari was tranquilized by the Reserve expert team. The is in good condition," said of Forest (Wildlife) Sandeep Tripathi.

Sundari will be taken to the Raiguda enclosure. The tigress was lodged after its translocation from Later, she was released to Satkosia, he added.

The authorities of the (NTCA) and (WII) and forest department will decide on the next course of action on the fate of the tigress, the PCCF said.

Jasoda, a Kunki (trained) elephant of was used in tranquilizing Sundari. Besides, two special teams were roped in from Kanha and Pench Tiger Reserves in in the tranquilization operation.

Sundari had to be tranquilized following the demand of locals after she allegedly mauled two persons near the Satakosia Tiger Reserve.

She was brought to Odisha from Bandhavgarh Tiger Reserve into on June 28. She was released into the Satkosia Tiger Reserve in August as part of the tiger relocation project in August.



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First Published: Tue, November 06 2018. 17:46 IST