Tiger is one of the royal species and national animal of India. The stylish walk of a tiger in its territory speaks a lot for itself.
We have several varieties of Tiger in India. Although tiger is listed as endangered on the IUCN Red List since 1986, efforts have been made for its preservation.
Government of India’s ‘Project Tiger’ by National Tiger Conservation Authority (NTCA) is a conservation programme launched in 1973.
The project aims to ensure viable population in their natural habitat. The tiger reserves were created to protect the tiger in natural environment.
TATR is one of the oldest national Park of Maharashtra. The reserve that was created in 1955, has Tadoba National Park and Andhari Wildlife sanctuary.
The Reserve consists of 577.96 square kms of reserved forest and 32.51 square kms of protected forest.
Tadoba is taken from the name of god ‘Tadoba’ or ‘Taru’ that was worshipped by tribes who lived in the forests.
It is believed that Taru was a village chief and was killed in the encounter with the tiger.
A shrine dedicated to Taru stands on the banks of Tadoba lake.