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.