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Tiger is apprehended in India and travels 100 kilometers in four months to reach Bangladesh.

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The large cat had to navigate various difficulties, including a few rivers, some of which were more than a kilometer wide, and three islands.



A radio-collared tiger from India's Sunderbans was discovered in Bangladesh's mangroves after traveling around 100 kilometers over four months. 


The large cat encountered various challenges on its long trek to the neighboring country, including a few rivers, some of which were more than a kilometer wide, according to West Bengal's chief wildlife warden VK Yadav, as stated by Hindustan Times.


The male tiger was radio-collared in December 2020 to assist foresters in tracking its movements and assessing tiger-human interaction.


According to Mr. Yadav, the tiger did not enter any human areas during its four-month trek to Bangladesh.


"After a few days of movement on the Indian side, it began travelling into the Talpatti island in Bangladesh Sunderbans and crossing rivers such as Choto, Harikhali, Boro Harikhali, and even the Raimangal," Mr. Yadav added. 



He further speculated that the tiger might have originated in Bangladesh before being apprehended by forest officers for tagging.


Parveen Kaswan, an Indian Forest Service official who gave information regarding the tiger's radio-collaring last year, provided an update on the large cat this morning. 


"This tiger traveled 100 kilometers from India to Bangladesh. 


However, without a visa. I traversed creeks, islands, and the ocean, "He tweeted about it.


Last year, Mr. Kaswan posted a photo of the collared tiger on the microblogging platform. Look at this:


That beauty may be found in the world's largest mangrove forest. 



In partnership with WWF, WB Forest Department's Wildlife Wing "radio collared" a male tiger and released it in Sundarban Tiger Reserve to assess tiger-human interactions through radiotelemetry. 


Courtesy of CWLW. https://twitter.com/cGDsjVeeLU


December 27, 2020 — Parveen Kaswan, IFS (@ParveenKaswan)


VK Yadav provided additional details on the tiger's travels to the Times of India. 


The tiger went across three islands between December 27 and May 11: Harinbhanga and Khatuajhuri in the Indian Sunderbans and Talpatti in Bangladesh.



The radio collar stopped transmitting signals after May 11. Talpatti island in Bangladesh was the tiger's last known site.


"The device also had a mortality sensor, which sent alerts in the event of the tiger's death. 


That, however, did not occur. 


We also received no static signal from the collar, indicating that the tiger is safe. "Mr. Yadav went on to say that the collar had most likely slid off the tiger's neck.




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