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May. 23, 2011Mirchahni Tigress killed 02 human beings in Bandhavgarh
In an tragic & shocking incident, Mirchahani tigress killed a woman & a man in Bandhavgarh forest. Both belongs to local village. Woman went to forest to collect Tendu leaves and unknowingly went close to tigress where she was resting with her cubs. Judging the danger to cubs, tigress charged on women and killed her on the spot. When villager gathered their, she appear from bushes and again charged on a man and killed him. Forest official reached the spot and situation in under control.

Mar. 06, 2011Chorbehra tigress killed in territorial conflict.
Chorbehera langdi (lame) tigress killed in territorial conflict with Jhurjhura tigress. She was not only killed but had been consumed by Jhurjhura tigress. Their is no example of such cannibalism in tiger family. Chorbehra tigress was 06 years old where as Jhurjhura tigress was more than 03 years old and was daughter of tigress who was killed in May-2010 by jeep hit inside park area whose investigation outcome is still awaited.

Mar. 02, 2011No Evening Safari on Wednesdays from 01/Apr/2011
All national parks for Madhya Pradesh state will remain closed on every Wednesday from 01/April/2011. Concern announcement and notification has been issued by Forest Department of State. On earlier announcement they have decided to close park for full day but not revised the decision and restricted it to half-day for Evening Safari only.

Feb. 07, 2011Ban on Tiger Shows, in Tala Safari Zone, revoked:
Bandhavgarh park visitors can again enjoy tiger-show in Tala safari zone. Earlier it was banned in Tala zone and was only going on in Magadhi safari zone. With re-introduction of tiger show in Tala zone, visitors can have add on advantage in doing jungle safari in gate number 01.

Dec. 27, 2010Tigress killed human being inside resort in Tala Village, Bandhavgarh
On 26/Dec/2010, Langadi (limping) Tigress of Bandhavgarh killed a human being in Maharaja Royal Retreat Resort in Tala Village, Bandhavgarh. Till 27/Dec/2010 evening, tigress with her cubs remain inside resort boundary. Maharaja Royal Retreat is a heritage resort on main Tala-Umaria road. All safari jeeps pass through that resort to reach Tala park entrance gate.Forest department was trying to push them away from site, using elephants. As it is a peak tourism season in Bandhavgarh, tourists and villagers gathering at the spot to enjoy tiger sighting. Their are many incidents occurred in Tala Village of killing cattle while they are inside human houses but it is a rare incident in which tigress killed a human being. It seems, killing was not intentional but happened accidentally.

Oct. 26, 2010Tala Zone: No Premium Safari Zone
Bandhavgarh National Park Management has decided to withdraw the proposal of declaring Tala Zone as Premium Safari Zone under which they have planned to just double the entrance charges for Tala Zone Safari from 16/Dec/2010. Decision was taken but no formal official order was released yet so we should wait for final order. This decision was taken after considering the request of local resort owners and travel agents in a meeting. It means Tala Zone is treated similar to any other safari zone of Bandhavgarh. It is indeed a good news for visitors. But decision of closing park on every Wednesday from 01/April/2011 with remain as it is. As if now, tiger sighting is going good in Tala zone.

Oct. 11, 2010Tiger cub found dead in Bandhavgarh Tiger Reserve
Tala Safari Zone of Bandhavgarh will be Special Safari Zone from 16/Dec/2010 in which we have to pay double entrance fee to do park safari. Visitors have to pay double entrance fee in comparison to other safari zones of same Bandhavgarh National Park. Tiger Tracking using Elephants has also been stopped in Tala and will be done in Magadhi Zone of Bandhavgarh which means no Tiger-show program in Tala but in Magadhi Zone.

May 20, 2010Tigress Killed by Safari Vehicle hit in Bandhavgarh National Park
Last updated: 10/Aug/2010
On Wednesday 19/May/2010, a tigress of 08 years old found dead in Jhurjhura region, close to water source in Bandhavgarh Tiger Reserve. It was first spotted by tourists and reported to forest official. She died before the help reached to her. She was having 3 cubs of about 05 months old. First, forest officials declared the death cause as illness or conflict with other tiger. Postmortem report revealed the death cause as multiple injuries due to multiple hit by vehicle. Images recently released of postmortem carried out reveals that Postmortem was done in open air and axe is used in postmortem related work. It shows the level of arrangement and facilities available for animals. Investigation is going on. During investigation, several safari jeeps who have been allotted the route on the accident spot lies were detained for forensic examination and were later released with clean-chit. So far 03 employees were suspended in the case. Pressure is mounting on State Government so case is now handed-over to CID (Crime Investigation Department).
Till 10th of August 2010, investigating authorities are not able to find actual culprit. Although in some day some outcome will be made public but delay in justice is equivalent to denial of justice. It seems search for scapegoat is going on. Despite of visible facts, why authorities are not in a position to nab the culprit is a mystery.


April 10, 2010Tigers boom in Central India Tiger Reserves
New generation of tigers have been arrived in Tiger Country- India. In last 15 months, about 117 tiger cubs have been seen in 9 Tiger Reserves of India known for healthy tiger density and good sighting. Among them 44 cubs are from Kanha, Bandhavgarh & Pench Tiger Reserves of Madhya Pradesh State due to which, tiger sighting (of every age group) in summers is going great in early morning & evening hours of park safari. In Bandhavgarh only, 12 new tiger cubs can be seen by the visitors.

March 30, 2010 Human killing by Tigress in Bandhavgarh Forest area:
Human killing by Tigress in Bandhavgarh Forest area:
In an unfortunate incident, one of the local village girl (approx. age 18years) was killed by Tigress inside Bandhavgarh Forest. As per our local villagers, girl went to forest to collect "Mahua" (fruit of Indian Butter Tree) and unfortunately moved close to the area where tigress had made kill. Incident took place near Kushwahi Village of Bandhavgarh buffer zone area. Investigation is going on and more result will yet to come. As per local villager, that particular tigress was not seen in that area earlier.

Project Bison to rehabilitate Gaur (Indian Bison) in Bandhavgarh forest.

Bisons or Gaurs were present in Bandhavgarh forest till 1998 and after that they never seen in Bandhavgarh. Now Forest Department of Madhya Pardesh are working on a project to rehabilitate Gaur in Bandhavgarh Forest. Project was underway. In recent developments, tranquilizing vaccination for Gaur is imported from South Africa. At first about 20-35 Gaurs will be translocated from Kanha National Park forest to Bandhavgarh. A special enclosure was made in Magdhi zone of Bandhavgarh to keep them. After analyzing the results, their population will be increased gradually. Project was on the way since long time but now it seems it will gear-up smoothly to its desired aim.
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