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After being held in captivity for 3 years in Kanha, tigress Rani after being trained for hunting set free in Panna National Park. She joins her sister Sani who was introduce to the wild 8 months ago.
The story of Rani goes back to 2006 when her mother while protecting her 3 cubs was killed by another tiger. The 3 orphaned cubs were then locked in a guard room by the forest department for almost 2 years. They intented to teach the cubs hunting but it never was implemented. Untill 2008 when NDTV showed the plight of the tigers, then they were shifted to an enclosure as per zoo authority guidelines in Kanha. Now the challenge of teaching them hunting was before the authorities, in nature mother tiger teaches her cub to hunt by the age of 2 years and these 3 cubs were already 3 years old.
During the training sisters rani and Sani showed a lot of interest in hunting and picked up the skill. Their brother Raja being a but lazy was shifted to Zoological park in Bhopal.
Sanjeev Chaudhary -: After the sucessfull experiment of introducing a captive tigress in the forests of Panna 8 months ago. The forest department has now finally released tiger rani also in the wild, hoping that this unique experiment will help the tiger population in India
SANJEEV CHOUDHARY FOR NDTV