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Hopefully tigress from Odisha to return to MP.

Paving the way for re-wilding tigress Sundari, National Tiger Conservation Authority (NTCA) has asked Madhya Pradesh Government to shift the big cat from Satkosia Tiger Reserve (STR) in Odisha at the earliest. The direction from NTCA came after Madhya Pradesh wildlife wing expressed its reluctance to restore Sundari back to the landscape from where it had been translocated to Odisha as part of country’s first big cat relocation project in 2018 citing difficulties in re-wilding of the tigress which has been in Raigoda enclosure of Satkosia for more than one and half year.  >The NTCA is hopeful of completion of restoration process of the tigress from Raigoda enclosure to one of the tiger reserves in Madhya Pradesh in next 30 days. >Sundari was brought from Bandhavgarh in MP and released into Satkosia TR on August 18, 2018. See below for link to the story.