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Kanha to Satpura

In January and March this year, 16 barasingha deer were transported from the Kanha National Park in a large customised truck specially to the Satpura Tiger Reserve, where they are expected to breed in a specially designed enclosure and will be gradually released into the wild.
Female barasingha deer at Kanha. The female deer comes into the estrous cycle only once a year and delivers a single fawn after a long gestation period, which is one of the factors making the barasingha an endangered species.
Female barasingha deer at Kanha. The female deer comes into the estrous cycle only once a year and delivers a single fawn after a long gestation period, which is one of the factors making the barasingha an endangered species.Photo: Sudhir Mishra
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The majestic barasingha of Kanha, called so because of the antlers sported by the male of the species.
The majestic barasingha of Kanha, called so because of the antlers sported by the male of the species.Photo: Sudhir Mishra
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A typical Kanha habitat, with a mixed herd of barasingha and axis deer.
A typical Kanha habitat, with a mixed herd of barasingha and axis deer.Photo: Sudhir Mishra
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The infrastructure for the South African "boma" method to capture the barasingha. The capture enclosure consists of a wide funnel tapering into an animal selection-cum-loading chute.
The infrastructure for the South African "boma" method to capture the barasingha. The capture enclosure consists of a wide funnel tapering into an animal selection-cum-loading chute.Photo: P.K. Varma
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The specially designed transportation truck with ramp, chute and funnel that was used to transport the deer from Kanha to Satpura.
The specially designed transportation truck with ramp, chute and funnel that was used to transport the deer from Kanha to Satpura.Photo: Suresh Deshmukh
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The barasingha deer being transported to Satpura from Kanha in a customised truck in March. Eight animals were transported in January and another eight in March.
The barasingha deer being transported to Satpura from Kanha in a customised truck in March. Eight animals were transported in January and another eight in March.Photo: Sandip
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The barasingha deer transported from Kanha being released into the enclosure specially designed for them at the Satpura Tiger Reserve.
The barasingha deer transported from Kanha being released into the enclosure specially designed for them at the Satpura Tiger Reserve.Photo: Subharanjan Sen
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Sambar and axis deer at a waterhole at Kanha.
Sambar and axis deer at a waterhole at Kanha.Photo: Sudhir Mishra
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A mosaic of different habitats at Kanha.
A mosaic of different habitats at Kanha.Photo: Sudhir Mishra
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A watery barasingha habitat at Kanha.
A watery barasingha habitat at Kanha.Photo: Sudhir Mishra
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A wild dog preying on a female barasingha at Kanha.
A wild dog preying on a female barasingha at Kanha.Photo: SUDHIR MISHRA
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A herd of gaur, or Indian bison, at a waterhole in Kanha.
A herd of gaur, or Indian bison, at a waterhole in Kanha.Photo: Sudhir Mishra
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