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Tigress released back into the wild after treatment

In a first, the foresters of Sunderbans have released a tigress, that had undergone treatment in captivity for a year-and-a-half, in the wild with a collar on its neck.  While there was controversy earlier over the release of tigers in the mangroves without collars, the department this time took no chance and decided to monitor its movements through a hi-tech collar. The state's chief wildlife warden will be able to monitor the animal sitting in his chamber at Bikash Bhawan in Salt Lake. Earlier in 2009, five tigers in the Sunderbans were radio-collared for the estimation of the big cats' number in the mangroves.  See link below to read the report in The Times of India.