-The reason behind the shifting of this man-eater to Sajjangarh Bio-Park is the expertise of Udaipur staff in monitoring such ferocious beasts.
-Udaipur forest department has also proposed that T-104 must be shifted to Amli in Tonk district.
T-24 Ustad, the tiger, was brought to Udaipur Sajjangarh Bio-Park and kept in captivity. The tiger is allegedly a man-eater and was brought to Udaipur in 2015 from Ranthambhore. As per reports, another man-eater tiger T-104 is likely to be shifted to Udaipur. This tiger resides in Ranthambhore as present.
T-104 has killed 3 people. The last kill was in 2019. The teams were sent to capture the tiger and after tracking it for almost 11 days, the teams tranquilised it in Kaila Devi Sanctuary. It is in captivity in Ranthambhore since past 15 months.
It is now being planned to shift the tiger to Udaipur’s Sajjangarh Bio-Park. The reason behind shifting the tiger to Udaipur is that the staff of the Bio-Park is quite experienced as they have monitored T-24 for long.
On the other hand, the forest department of Udaipur is of the opinion that T-104 must be shifted to Amli in Tonk district and not Udaipur. But the officials in Ranthambhore are in favour of sending it to Sajjangarh Bio-Park as T-24 in Udaipur is being taken care of well. Another point behind not sending the tiger to Amli as informed by the officers in Ranthambhore is that Amli area is not good enough for a tiger of this nature and Amli falls in the jurisdiction of CCF.
Whether the tiger will be shifted to Udaipur or Tonk, the committee’s report on the issue is awaited.