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Longest recorded walk of young male tiger

A tiger has undertaken the longest walk ever recorded in India, travelling some 1,300km (807 miles) in five months.  Experts believe the two-and-a-half-year-old male is possibly in search of prey, territory or a mate.

The tiger, which is fitted with a radio collar, left its home in a wildlife sanctuary in the western state of Maharashtra in June.  It was then tracked travelling back and forth over farms, water and highways, and into a neighbouring state.  So far, the tiger has come into conflict with humans only once, when it "accidentally injured" one person who was part of a group that entered a thicket under which it was resting.  Every tiger requires a breeding prey population of 500 animals in its territory to ensure a "food bank", say experts.  More on this fascinating report can be read by following the link below.