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Tigers seen high up in the Himalaya

A new paper has reportedfresh sightings >of wild tigers in higher elevations in Nepal, showing that conservation efforts need to be stepped up outside their traditional habitat inside national parks.  There have been multiple sightings of at least two tigers in the mountains of Rupandehi, Kapilvastu, and Palpa, three districts in central Nepal that have never before seen the presence of the endangered big cats. Individual tigers can be identified by signature stripes on their bodies, so researchers compared camera trap images of the newly discovered tigers with those previously spotted in Chitwan, Parsa, Banke, Bardia and Shuklaphanta during the censuses in 2009, 2014 and 2018, but there were no matches in the tiger data base.  More on this interesting report can be seen by following the link below.