Amangarh Tiger Reserve

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Overview:

The mutilated carcass of an adult leopard was recently found in the Amangarh Tiger Reserve area.

About Amangarh Tiger Reserve:

  • Location:
    • It is located in Amangarh in Bijnor district in the state of Uttar Pradesh
    • It is situated in the Terai region and covers an area of around 578 sq km.
    • It shares its boundaries with Jim Corbett National Park of Uttarakhand. 
  • It was originally part of the Jim Corbett National Park, and after the state of Uttarakhand was carved out of Uttar Pradesh, Jim Corbett went to Uttarakhand and Amangarh remained in Uttar Pradesh
  • It was declared a tiger reserve in 2012.
  • Flora: The vegetation of the tiger reserve is a combination of grasslands, wetlands and dense forest.
  • Fauna:
    • Mammals: Tiger, Elephant, Swamp Deer, Sambar, Cheetal, Hog Deer, Kakar, Langur, Sloth Bear, Porcupine, Otter.
    • Birds: Hornbill, Red Jungle Fowl, Pea Fowl, Bengal Florican, Fishing Eagle, Serpent Eagle, Osprey, Woodpeckers, Shama, Indian Pitta, Paradise Flycatcher, Orioles, Emerald Dove.
    • Reptiles: Monitor Lizard, Turtles, Python, Gangetic Dolphin, Mugger, Gharia etc.

 


Q1) What is a Tiger Reserve?

A protected area statutorily designated for the conservation of the striped big cats is referred to as Tiger Reserve. However, a tiger reserve may also be a national park or wildlife sanctuary.

Source: Mutilated carcass of leopard found in UP’s Amangarh Tiger Reserve