Sundari to Come Nandankanan: Odisha Govt

Bhubaneswar: Odisha government has decided to shift Sundari from Satkosia Wildlife Sanctuary to Nandankanan Zoological Park in Bhubaneswar, said Forest and Environment Minister Bijayshree Routray.

Efforts are on to capture the elusive tigress that had killed two persons in the sanctuary.

Routray spoke to media-persons that the Bengal tigress will be kept inside the enclosure after it is tranquilized by the expert teams, who are now at Satkosia.

Routray further said,

If the National Tiger Conservation Authority (NTCA) goes against state government’s decision, then Sundari will be sent back to Bandhavgarh National Park in Madhya Pradesh from where she was brought.

Two specialist teams from Kanha National Park and Pench Tiger Reserve from Madhya Pradesh went to Satakosia Sanctuary to track the movement of the tigress. According to source, Sundari has moved out of the sanctuary and she was sighted by some villagers nearby Asanabahal village.

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