Panna-bound tiger’s scat collected for DNA test

Panna-bound tiger’s scat collected for DNA test

STAFF WRITER 18:38 HRS IST

Bhopal, Sep 25 (PTI) To ensure that inbreeding does not take place, Madhya Pradesh forest department has collected scat (stool) of the tiger in Badhavgarh reserve for a DNA test before translocating it to Panna National Park, where a big cat has already been shifted.

According to officials, the initiative aims at reviving the big cat population there. The exercise has been undertaken, given that a tigress had been shifted in March from Badhavgarh to Panna, which has become devoid of the stripped-animal population, except two translocated tigresses.

“We have collected the scat of tiger and are going to send the same shortly to the Wildlife Institute of India (WII) for the DNA test,” Bandhavgarh Reserve Field Director C K Patil told PTI over phone today.

The exercise to shift the tiger will take place in a fortnight.

http://www.ptinews.com/news/300342_Panna-bound-tiger-s-scat-collected-for-DNA-test

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