Three Tigers, as part of a tiger reintroduction project, will soon be released in Madhav National Park.
About Madhav National Park:
- It is situated near Shivpuri town in Shivpuri District, which lies in the northwest region of Madhya Pradesh.
- It lies on the northern fringe of the Central Highlands of India, forming a part of the Upper Vindhyan Hills intermixed with plateaus and valley sections.
- It was named after Madho Rao Scindia, the Maharaja of Gwalior belonging to the Scindia dynasty of the Marathas.
- The Park was the hunting ground of Mughal emperors and Maharaja of Gwalior.
- It got the status of a National Park in 1958.
- The Sakhya and Madhav Sagar lakes are two of the most critical zones of the park and are always surrounded by animals and birds seeking relief from the heat.
- The Park is gifted with a diverse ecosystem comprising lakes, forests, and grasslands.
- Vegetation: The Park represents the Northern Tropical dry deciduous mixed forest as well as dry thorn forest.
- Flora: Some of the main tree species found inside the park include Khair (Acacia catechu), Salai, Kerdhai, Dhawda, Tendu, Palash, and others alike.
- It is home to antelopes like Nilgai, Chinkara, Chowsinga, and Deer, including Chital, Sambar, and Barking Deer.
- Animals like the Leopard, Wolf, Jackal, Fox, Wild Dog, Wild Pig, Porcupine, Python etc., are also sighted in the park.
Q1) Who was Madho Rao Scindia?
He was the 5th Maharaja of Gwalior belonging to the Scindian dynasty of the Marathas.Madho Rao acceded to the throne in 1886 and ruled until his death in 1925.