Translocation successes in Kanha

Rakesh Shukla


An adult gaur bull that wildlife managers, seated on elephants, singled out from the herd is darted successfully. Photo: Sudhir Mishra
The bull was restrained and blindfolded for veterinary intervention and then loaded onto the recovery vehicle. Photo: Sudhir Mishra
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
The conservation of the hard ground barasingha at Kanha is an inspiring success story. Photo: Subhranjan Sen
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
Vital health parameters of a radio-collared tiger being checked. Photo: Sudhir Mishra
An immobilised tiger being carried away for weighment and veterinary interventions before translocation. Photo: Sudhir Mishra
Once locally extinct, the blackbuck can now be seen at Kanha. Photo: Nikhilesh Trivedi
Kanha also supports a good population of sambar. Photo: Jitender Govindani
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
A herd of chital trapped in the capture boma from where they can be gently driven into the transportation truck. Photo: Sudhir Mishra
The customised truck to transport ungulates. Photo: Sudhir Mishra
A male barasingha being released in a new park. Photo: Sudhir Mishra