Temple island evacuated as tiger from 120km afar visits | India News

GUWAHATI: Devotees and monks at Umananda Temple in Guwahati had a “Life of Pi” moment on Tuesday morning – they were caught with an adult Royal Bengal tiger swimming to the small island full of water. Brahmaputra leaf, where there are landmarks.
Like the protagonist’s predicament Pi Patel in the acclaimed film when he sets foot on an island isolated from tigers Richard ParkerAt around 9:30 a.m., some construction workers sounded the alarm when they spotted the tiger swimming toward the island at around 9:30 a.m.
Police and ranger authorities were notified immediately, about 40 people were evacuated by waiting ferry and the foresters made it to the island. They tracked down the tiger, anesthetized it, and brought it to the Guwahati Zoo. The exercise to calm down and catch it took more than six hours.
“At the morning puja, we received news of the arrival of the tiger. We were helpless,” he said. Anil Bhattacharyaa priest.
Morning walkers and boaters spotted the tiger near the Raj Bhavan area of ​​the city, across the temple island, on the south side of the Brahmaputra River. It is next seen between two large rocks on the island, a popular tourist destination in winter.
East Kamrup DFO Rohini Ballav saikia said the tiger most likely strayed out of Orang National Park, 120km upstream from Guwahati. “We learned from the Orang government that two to three tigers had strayed from the park a few days ago. Since the Royal Bengals are excellent swimmers, it is possible that one of them went to Guwahati.”
It was initially suspected to be a leopard – which is known to live in the hills and forests surrounding the city. Habitat loss often brings them closer to humans, harming them more than humans.


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