Capacity of 50 Tigers but 71 Tigers are living in Ranthambore National Park

​Tiger T 114 Ranthambore – Photo Courtesy Shakir Ali

Now the question is how many tigers are there in Ranthambore National Park. The number of tigers in Ranthambore National Park is increasing every year. The total number of tigers in Ranthambore is 71.

The number of tigers in Ranthambore National Park is increasing every year and the forests are becoming smaller for the tiger area. The forest of Ranthambore has a capacity of 50 tigers but 71 tigers are living there. The population of tigers in Ranthambore is increasing every year. On one hand wildlife lovers are happy with the increase in the number of tigers, on the other hand the forests are getting smaller for them and tigers are not getting enough habitat.

According to experts, the area for tigers in Ranthambore is currently sufficient for only 40, a maximum of 50 tigers can live in it. But the presence of more tigers in it is highly worrying. The tigers are coming out from the forest in search of territory. At the same time, human being is not deterred by going to the tiger's habitat. In such a situation, there is a situation of confrontation between tiger and human, and the results are coming out in the form of tiger attacks. There have been 14 deaths in tiger attacks in the last 14 years. While there have been three deaths in the last month and a half. This year the figure is quite frightening.

Opinion of Wildlife Expert

CB Singh, a wildlife expert who fights the legal battle for tiger conservation, says that Ranthambore National Park has a capacity of 40 tigers. It can have a maximum of 50 tigers, but presently the number of tigers in Ranthambore is 71. In such a situation, either the tigers will have a mutual conflict or they will come out of the forest into the human populated areas. The simple solution to this is that corridors should be built for tigers. There should be displacement of villages, so that they have a place to live.

The High Court has also given orders regarding the management of the forest department. It is necessary to execute them. At the same time, the dependence of the villagers on the forest has not reduced. Often tiger attacks occur during lumbering and grazing cattle. Efforts should also be made to reduce dependence on forest.

Not Enough Space for Male Tiger in Ranthambore

Ranthambore does not have enough area for a male tiger. The deteriorating tiger-tigress ratio in Ranthambore is also a reason. According to experts, a tiger should have three tigresses. Currently there are an equal number of tigers and tigresses in Ranthambore. At present, there is not enough space for the territory for Mail Tiger.

Number of Tigers in Ranthambore

Now the question is how many tigers are there in Ranthambore National Park? Currently, the total number of tigers in Ranthambore is 71. Of these 25 are tigers and 25 are tigress, besides 21 are cubs.

The total number of tigers in Ranthambore is 71

Number of male tigers 25

Number of female tigers 25

Number of cubs 21

Area of Ranthambore

The total area of ​​Ranthambore is 1734 sq km.

The core area of ​​Ranthambore is 392 sq km.

The buffer area of ​​Ranthambore is 1342 sq km.

Of these, only 700 square kilometers are inhabited by tigers.

The rest of the area of ​​Ranthambore is inhabited by villages and there is human intervention.

Mukesh Saini, DFO of Ranthambore Tiger Project, Sawai Madhopur says that it is true that due to the high number of tigers in Ranthambore, many times tigers come out of the forest. There is currently not enough space in Ranthambore, especially for the male tiger. At the same time people should not go to the forest for cutting wood and grazing cattle. Due to this, there is a possibility of collision between tiger and human.

History of Ranthambore National Park

Ranthambore National Park derives its name from the famous Ranthambore Fort situated in the middle of the forest. This fort is witness to the long vibrant history of the royal era. Before the independence of India, the vast forest was spread over almost the entire Indian sub-continent. The dwindling forests and wildlife in the country forced the government to take note of this growing problem and thus began to save forests and wildlife by establishing national parks.

In 1955 – Ranthambore was established by the Government of India as Sawai Madhopur Game Sanctuary.

In 1973 – Ranthambore was declared one of the Project Tiger Reserve.

On 1 November 1980 – Ranthambore was declared a national park by the Government of India.

In 1984 – The adjacent forests of Ranthambore National Park were declared Sawai Man Singh Sanctuary and Keladevi Sanctuary.

In 1991 – Tiger Reserve at Ranthambore was expanded to include Sawai Man Singh and Keladevi sanctuaries adjacent to Ranthambore National Park.

Ranthambore Wildlife Sanctuary is known all over the world for its Bengal tigers. Ranthambore National Park is a popular wildlife travel destination for observing wildlife in their natural forest habitat in India. In Ranthambore National Park, tigers can be easily spotted through jeep safaris even during the day. The best time to see tigers in Ranthambore National Park is considered to be in November and May.

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