According to latest figures given by the State Forest Research Institute (SFRI) of Madhya Pradesh the number of Tigers at the Pench Tiger Reserve has gone up, to 53. The reserve authorities have been recently informed by the SFRI.
Field Director of Pench Tiger Reserve, Shubhranjan Sen said, "The results of camera trap and other prevailing methods of counting of tigers between December 2015 and March 2016 revealed that there are 53 tigers in the wild in the Mowgli land,".
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The fictional protagonist of Rudyard Kipling’s famous book ‘The Jungle Book’, Mowgli has been shown to have lived in Pench Reserve.
In 2014, Wildlife Institute of India (WII), based on camera trap method, stated that there were 44 Tigers in the reserve.
The SFRI has also released the figures of number of other animals in the reserve. It shows that the number of spotted deer, blue bull, sambar (large deer), wild boars, monkeys and bison, too, has increased.
The reports also suggested that the level of human interference in the 1,179-square km reserve was at negligible level.
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