Nawegaon Nagzira Tiger Reserve (NNTR)

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A tigress has recently given birth to four cubs in the Navegaon Nagzira Tiger Reserve (NNTR) in Maharashtra’s Gondia district.

About Nawegaon Nagzira Tiger Reserve (NNTR):

  • Location: It is situated in Gondia and Shandara Districts of Maharashtra.
  • It was declared a Wildlife Sanctuary in 1970. In 2012, state government announced to merging this sanctuary with another national park to include in Tiger Project, now called as Nagzira Navegoan Tiger Reserve.
  • It comprises Nawegaon National Park, Nawegaon Wildlife Sanctuary, Nagzira Wildlife Sanctuary, New Nagzira Wildlife Sanctuary and Koka Wildlife Sanctuary.
  • It is connected with many surrounding tiger reserves like Pench, Kanha, Tadoba Andhari Tiger Reserve,Indravati Tiger Reserve etc.
  • Topography: The topography is undulating, and the highest point viz. ‘Zenda Pahad’ is around 702 m above Mean Sea Level.
  • Vegetation: Southern Tropical Dry Deciduous Forest which includes dry mixed forests to moist forest type.
  • Flora: There are 364 species of plants and the major trees are: Terminalia tomentosa, Lagerstroemia parviflora, Anogeisus lotifolia, Pterocarpus marsupium, Diospyrus melanoxylon, Ougeinia oogenesis etc.
  • Fauna: The major wild animals are: Tiger, Panther, Small Indian Civet, Palm Civet, Wolf, Jackal, Wild Dog, Sloth Bear, Ratel, Common Giant Flying Squirrel, Gaur, Sambar, Chital, Four Horned Antelope, Mouse Deer and Pangolin.


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: Maha: Tigress gives birth to 4 cubs in Navegaon Nagzira Tiger Reserve