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12 tigers missing from Rajaji National Park


Nearly 12 tigers have gone missing from the Rajaji National Park, forest department officials said.

According to official sources here, the latest estimate of the park authorities suggest that there are only 10-12 tigers left in the area, which had a total population of 24 according to the 2005 census.

In 2008 census, the tiger count in Rajaji park mentioned presence of only 10-12 tigers on the basis of modern census using latest techniques like CAMERA traps.

Director Rajaji park SS Raisili said, “The data of 2005 census was based on only pugmark imprints. But the census carried out by Wildlife Institute of India has given the figure of 10-12 tigers based on modern techniques.

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