Tadoba Tiger Travels Across 4 States & 2,000 Km To Reach Odisha; Oh, The Wanderlust!

A tiger crossed four states and 2,000 kilometres and reached Odisha to find suitable environment and a mate.

by Tooba Shaikh
Tadoba Tiger Travels Across 4 States & 2,000 Km To Reach Odisha; Oh, The Wanderlust!

In a wondrous turn of events, a male tiger from the Brahmapuri’s Tadoba landscape in Maharashtra ended up reaching Odisha. This means that the Tadoba tiger covered a whopping 2,000 kilometres across four Indian states to get to Odisha. It is conjectured that the tiger may have traversed this great distance in order to look for a suitable, safe environment as well as to mate. Here are all the details that you need to know about this marvellous occurrence.

Tadoba Tiger Crosses Four States And 2,000 Kilometres

You must have often heard of ancient human groups migrating from one place to another for survival. Many species of animals and birds, too, engage in such behaviour. An example of such behaviour was recently recorded when a male tiger from the Tadoba landscape in Brahmapuri ended up being spotted in Odisha. It was surely a behemoth task to undertake for the big cat.

According to an article recently published by The Times Of India, the tiger must have undertaken this journey in order to look for a better, more suitable environment and a mate. It managed to travel across four states covering a distance of more than 2,000 kilometres. The article also states that the animal must come across multiple hurdles.

These include rivers and other water bodies, agricultural land, roads and even human habitats. Amazingly, despite these hurdles, there is no record of the animal attacking any humans. Truly, the tiger has some serious wanderlust! As per some officials cited in the article, between June and July of 2022, the tigers kept travelling between Odisha and Andhra Pradesh. 

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May Be The Second Longest Tiger Dispersal

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In September last year, it was spotted back in Odisha. According to All India Tiger Estimation or AITE, there are around 20 tigers in the forests of Odisha. The TOI article stated that there have been reports of tiger dispersals in Odisha from Chhattisgarh. However, the dispersal of the Tadoba tiger might just be the second-longest dispersal in the country.

The article also stated that usually, the dispersal is recorded only when tigers have a radio collar on. However, this Tadoba tiger did not have a radio collar on. It was identified solely because of the pattern of its stripes. Surely, the tiger’s journey has been long and successful. Not even seasoned travellers and travel influencers can boast a journey like the one this tiger has taken!

What do you think? If you had to cover this distance on foot across forested terrain, would you be able to do it?

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Have you ever heard of such an occurrence before? Do you find such incidents fascinating? Let us know in the comments section below!

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