Tigress charges at tourist vehicle in TATR buffer zone
In a serious incident, a 3-year-old tigress on Sunday morning reportedly charged at an open jeep carrying tourists inside Tadoba Andhari Tiger Reserve (TATR). The video clip showing the tigress chasing a vehicle for over 100 metres while tourists loudly pleaded with the driver to speed away is enough to send chills down your spine.
The incident was reported in the Agarzari area, which is located in the buffer zone of TATR. Following this incident, wildlife enthusiasts and experts are demanding an urgent restraint on increased tourism inside tiger reserve areas as more such cases have been reported, wherein tigers have chased vehicles or charged at tourists. The TATR is in Chandrapur district of the State. It is Maharashtra’s oldest and largest national park. It is one of India’s 41 tiger reserves under the ‘Project Tiger’ and was established as the second tiger reserve in the State in 1994-95.