Published on: November 19, 2022
Kali Tiger Reserve
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Mysuru zoo’s surplus deer to enrich prey base at Kali tiger reserve
- The Kali Tiger Reserve (KTR) in Uttara Kannada district is receiving sambar deer and chital from the Mysuru zoo.
- four such sambar deer have already been translocated to the reserve’s core area, the remaining are expected to be released.
- When the species breed more than the housing capacity of zoos, such animals are called surplus animals.
- To manage such excess animals, the zoos, after proper planning, can either release them into their natural habitat or exchange them with other zoos
Kali Tiger Reserve (Anshi National Park)
- It is a protected area and tiger reserve.
- Location: Uttara Kannada district, in Karnataka
- Habitat: Bengal tigers, black panthers and Indian elephants, amongst other distinctive fauna.
- River :Kali River
- Ecoregion: North Western Ghats montane rain forests and North Western Ghats moist deciduous forests,
- Park management: Principal Chief Conservator of Forests
- Renamed: In December 2015, Dandeli Anshi Tiger reserve was renamed to Kali Tiger Reserve
- Officially : Sri Chamarajendra Zoological Gardens
- It is one of the oldest and most popular zoos in India
- It is also the only zoo in India to house gorillas, orangutans, white rhinos and cheetahs.
Lands under the control of Mysore Zoo
- Sri Chamarajendra Zoological Gardens, Mysore.
- Karanji Lake Nature Park, Mysore.
- Chamundi Conservation and Rehabilitation Center, Kurugahalli, Mysore