A tiger was found dead in the buffer zone of the Kanha Tiger Reserve in Madhya Pradesh.
♦ Location: It is located in two regions of Madhya Pradesh-Mandla and Balaghat, covering an area of 940 square kilometers.
♦ History: The Kanha area today is divided into two refuges, Hallon and Banjar. Kanha National Park was established in 1955 and became the Kanha Tiger Reserve in 1973.
♦ Kanha National Park is the largest national park in central India.
♦ Fauna: The national animal of Madhya Pradesh, the Barasingha (swamp deer or Rucervus duvaucelii) that lives on hard ground is only found in Kanha Tiger Reserve. Other species found include tigers, leopards, wild ducks, bears, high Ga and Indian pythons.
♦ Flora: It is famous for the evergreen Sall Forest (Shorea Robusta). This is the first tiger reserve in India to officially introduce the mascot “Barasingha Bhoorsingh”.