Hand reared Tigress released into Panna Wildlife Reserve as part of experiment Mar 29, 2011

A six year old hand-reared tigress has been released into the Panna Wildlife Reserve in Madhya Pradesh by HS Pabla, the head of the Madhya Pradesh Forest Department. Experts however contend that this amounts of suicide for the tigers as they cannot match wild tigers in terms of survival skills. However, HS Pabla contends that the tigress has been trained for the last six years and been bereft of human company. The tigress (along with another) were in an enclosure stretching several hectares and wild prey was being lured into the area. The tigresses accounted for 300 kills in that environment.

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