Gadchiroli Feb. 9 (District correspondent) A tiger that has been roaming in an injured condition in Shivrajpur forest area in Wadsa Division has been tranquilized by the forest department and has been sent to Gorewada Zoo for the further treatment.
On February 5 last, the ACF of Wadsa Manoj Chavan got an information that a male tiger has been injured upon which the forest department officials started its search and came to know that the said tiger was roaming in a farmland near village Shivrajpur. The where abouts of the tiger were confirmed through a drone camera in which it was found that the animal was sleeping in compartment number 93 of Shivrajpur in a fence channelling of the mixed plantation and was not able to run, told Mr. Dharmaveer Salvitthal, Dy. Conservator of Forest, Wadsa Division.
On February 8, the Veterinary doctor from TATR Dr. Ravikant Khobragade, Sharp shooter Ajay Marathe and the team was called to the spot. The team tranquilized the tiger and conducted the primary treatment on the injury. The tiger had received injury in its jaw of the right leg. After the treatment, the tiger was shifted to the Gorewada Zoo for the further treatment.
Earlier, the forest officials from Wadsa, Kurkheda and Armori conducted the joint search operation and found the location of the tiger and also kept watch on the tiger and alerted the nearby villagers.
After the tiger fully recovers further decision whether to keep it in the zoo itself or release in the open forest will be taken, told Mr. Salvitthal. The tiger might have received this injury during the course of its routine hunt, it is estimated, he added.
Mr. Pavankumar Jog, IFS, Probationary Officer, Manoj Chavan, Sub Divisional Forest Officer, Kurkheda, Vijay Dhande, RFO, Wadsa, RRT members Yogesh Lakde, Wasim Sheikh, Prafull Wadgure, Gurunanak Dhore, Vikas Tajne, Dipesh Tembhurne, Akshay Dandekar, Amol Korpe, Manan Sheikh and others took pains for this operation.