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Good news for Tigers in Karnataka

It appears there are more tigers than it was estimated earlier in some of Karnataka's wildlife sanctuaries. Wildlife conservationists hope this means the sanctuaries will be upgraded to tiger reserves to give the big cat even better protection.  The state forest department and the National Tiger Conservation Association also favour more tiger reserves for the state which has the most number of tigers in India. From the earlier estimate of 406 tigers, the tiger population in Karnataka has now gone slightly up.  When wildlife researchers in Karnataka were studying one kind of big cat in two south Karnataka wildlife sanctuaries, they came across something unexpected: In addition to the spots, there were quite a few stripes.  Please follow link below to read the story on NDTV.