Published on: November 19, 2022

Kali Tiger Reserve

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

Mysore Zoo

  • 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