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Kaziranga tiger on way to Bhopal zoo

By Staff Reporter

GUWAHATI, May 16 � It is a journey with a difference, of a rare and endangered animal, travelling across several States. The aim is to provide it with a safe refuge, and if possible expand the gene pool in the destination site.

The traveller, an adult male tiger is being moved from the Centre for Wildlife Rehabilitation and Conservation (CWRC) in Assam where it was hand-raised, to near-wild environment at the Van Vihar National Park in Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh.

The 2,012-km journey from CWRC, Kaziranga, to Van Vihar that started today will be completed in four days. The tiger has been confined inside a specially-designed enclosure loaded on a truck for the journey. Two veterinarians and two animal keepers will be travelling alongside to ensure safety of the tiger.

�The team has made all arrangements to ensure that the stress on the tiger is minimal, and it reaches Van Vihar safe,� said Surajit Dutta, Director of Kaziranga National Park, and Project Leader of CWRC.

Overseeing the initiative, CWRC In-Charge and WTI Coordinator, Dr Rathin Barman revealed that the enclosure has been specially designed to moderate inside temperature if required.

A WTI press release stated, Vivek the tiger, was rescued from a tea estate in December 2007. Barely six-month old then, the cub was found poisoned and in critical condition. Its female sibling was found dead nearby and the mother could not be located.

Dr NVK Ashraf, Chief Veterinarian, Wildlife Trust of India (WTI), said, �Since Van Vihar National Park is a CZA-recognised breeding centre for tigers, it was decided that Vivek could contribute to the gene pool there.�

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Kaziranga tiger on way to Bhopal zoo

GUWAHATI, May 16 � It is a journey with a difference, of a rare and endangered animal, travelling across several States. The aim is to provide it with a safe refuge, and if possible expand the gene pool in the destination site.

The traveller, an adult male tiger is being moved from the Centre for Wildlife Rehabilitation and Conservation (CWRC) in Assam where it was hand-raised, to near-wild environment at the Van Vihar National Park in Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh.

The 2,012-km journey from CWRC, Kaziranga, to Van Vihar that started today will be completed in four days. The tiger has been confined inside a specially-designed enclosure loaded on a truck for the journey. Two veterinarians and two animal keepers will be travelling alongside to ensure safety of the tiger.

�The team has made all arrangements to ensure that the stress on the tiger is minimal, and it reaches Van Vihar safe,� said Surajit Dutta, Director of Kaziranga National Park, and Project Leader of CWRC.

Overseeing the initiative, CWRC In-Charge and WTI Coordinator, Dr Rathin Barman revealed that the enclosure has been specially designed to moderate inside temperature if required.

A WTI press release stated, Vivek the tiger, was rescued from a tea estate in December 2007. Barely six-month old then, the cub was found poisoned and in critical condition. Its female sibling was found dead nearby and the mother could not be located.

Dr NVK Ashraf, Chief Veterinarian, Wildlife Trust of India (WTI), said, �Since Van Vihar National Park is a CZA-recognised breeding centre for tigers, it was decided that Vivek could contribute to the gene pool there.�