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Translocation successes in Kanha

The Kanha Tiger Reserve’s proactive wildlife management practices have taken translocation operations to a new level.

 

An adult gaur bull that wildlife managers, seated on elephants, singled out from the herd is darted successfully.
An adult gaur bull that wildlife managers, seated on elephants, singled out from the herd is darted successfully. Photo: Sudhir Mishra
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The bull was restrained and blindfolded for veterinary intervention and then loaded onto the recovery vehicle.
The bull was restrained and blindfolded for veterinary intervention and then loaded onto the recovery vehicle. Photo: Sudhir Mishra
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Constructed in 1972, the barasingha enclosure has proved to be a game changer that has assured increased numbers of the endangered and endemic deer.
Constructed in 1972, the barasingha enclosure has proved to be a game changer that has assured increased numbers of the endangered and endemic deer. Photo: Sudhir Mishra
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The conservation of the hard ground barasingha at Kanha is an inspiring success story.
The conservation of the hard ground barasingha at Kanha is an inspiring success story. Photo: Subhranjan Sen
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Natural, biological and ecological constraints had resulted in the low population growth of the barasingha at Kanha, so it was decided to relocate some animals to a geographically separate habitat.
Natural, biological and ecological constraints had resulted in the low population growth of the barasingha at Kanha, so it was decided to relocate some animals to a geographically separate habitat. Photo: Sharad Vats
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Vital health parameters of a radio-collared tiger being checked.
Vital health parameters of a radio-collared tiger being checked. Photo: Sudhir Mishra
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An immobilised tiger being carried away for weighment and veterinary interventions before translocation.
An immobilised tiger being carried away for weighment and veterinary interventions before translocation. Photo: Sudhir Mishra
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Once locally extinct, the blackbuck can now be seen at Kanha.
Once locally extinct, the blackbuck can now be seen at Kanha. Photo: Nikhilesh Trivedi
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Kanha also supports a good population of sambar.
Kanha also supports a good population of sambar. Photo: Jitender Govindani
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An aerial view of the capture boma used for ungulate species. The boma method of South Africa involves using a large makeshift funnel-shaped enclosure of iron sheets and opaque cloth for capture operations.
An aerial view of the capture boma used for ungulate species. The boma method of South Africa involves using a large makeshift funnel-shaped enclosure of iron sheets and opaque cloth for capture operations. Photo: Dr Sanjay K. Shukla
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A herd of chital trapped in the capture boma from where they can be gently driven into the transportation truck.
A herd of chital trapped in the capture boma from where they can be gently driven into the transportation truck. Photo: Sudhir Mishra
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The customised truck to transport ungulates.
The customised truck to transport ungulates. Photo: Sudhir Mishra
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A male barasingha being released in a new park.
A male barasingha being released in a new park. Photo: Sudhir Mishra
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