On International Tiger Day poor Ustad is still incarcerated in a zoo
Labelled as "man-eater", allegedly under pressure from the tourist lobby of Ranthambore National Park in Rajasthan, after it killed four humans in five years, the mighty male tiger "T-24" known as "Ustad" is living in captivity in a small enclosed area without official sanction, an RTI query has revealed.
Ustad, who is 10 years old, was one of the major attractions of the RanthamboreNational Park till May 2015, when it killed its last human -- a forest guard, the 57-year-old Rampal Saini.
Ustad was the "imprisoned" at the Sajjangarh Biological Park, Udaipur, a kind of zoo, around 400 km from Ranthambore, and has remained there since. Please follow the link below to read more about Ustad in The Times of India.