Gol;den Tiger Spotted In Kaziranga

Golden Tiger Spotted In Kaziranga

May 14, 2022

A golden tiger, along with several one-horned rhinoceros, were spotted together and captured on his camera by a tourist recently at the Kaziranga National Park.

Apart from the rhinos and the golden tiger, wild buffalos and deer can also be seen in the video footage.

The rare sight was captured by Vishwajit Chhetri, a tourist from Bengaluru.

"Usually, one does not see a rhinoceros and the Royal Bengal Tiger together. Except when the tiger is on a hunting spree," India Today reported quoting Chhetri.

This is the second time in two years that images of a golden tiger were captured by tourists visiting the national park.

Parveen Kaswan, IFS, captured the images of golden tigers for the first time in 2022, which are said to be the first such documentation of the big cat in the 21st century.

Experts believe that excessive inbreeding could be the main reason behind this peculiar colour of the Royal Bengal tiger.

It may be mentioned here that the tiger population in Assam increased from 159 in 2018 to 200 in 2021.

Presently, there are 121 tigers in Kaziranga, 48 in Manas, 28 in Orang and three in Nameri Tiger Reserve.

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