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A camera trap set up at Buxa Tiger Reserve (BTR) in Alipurduar district of West Bengal have captured a sight of Royal Bengal Tiger, that the region has not witnessed in more than two decades.
After confirming the Tiger sighting, field director of the Buxa Reserve, Buddharaj Shewa, informed that 70 more trap cameras have been planned to set up, in addition to 150 already in place.
The sighting of Bengal Tiger is significant because no tiger had been photographed for more than 23 years, in the Buxa Reserve. The last known tiger was photographed in 1998.
Buxa Tiger Reserve
Buxa Tiger Reserve is located in northern West Bengal. It covers an area of 760 km2. It ranges from 60 m in Gangetic Plains to 1,750 m bordering Himalayas in the north. The reserve is home to around 284 bird species. It is also home to mammals like Asian elephant, gaur, clouded leopard, Sambar deer and Indian leopard.
When was this reserve established?
Buxa Tiger Reserve was established, as the 15th tiger reserve of India, in 1983.
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