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A large percentage of of tigers in Maharashtra are living outside the protected areas.

Among non-protected areas, the Chandrapur territorial area has 43 tigers, next only to Tadoba, followed by nine in the region between Bhandara and Nagpur, four in the Pandharkawada division near Tipeshwar and one each at Amravati, Kondhali- Kalmeshwar block. Thus, while tiger reserves have 139 animals — the bulk of the tiger population in Maharashtra — the non-protected areas too have a thriving tiger ecosystem with the recorded presence of 58 big cats. The wildlife sanctuaries have six tigers.

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