ADILABAD: After tigers migrated into Kagaznagar forest division of Komaram Bheem Asifabad district from Thadoba Andhari tiger reserve, now tigers are migrating to the forests of Nirmal district from the Kinwat forests in Maharashtra.
A pregnant tigress that is moving in Ambadi ghat forest area of Kinwat for quite some time could migrate to the bordering forests of Nirmal district.
Ambadi ghat forest staff said that they had information that the pregnant tigress and a few young tigers were moving in the forests of Shivuni- Apparaopet of Kinwat and some of them may cross the state borders.
Forest officials of Nirmal found pugmarks of a tigress that was moving in the forests of Narsapur (G) mandal in Nirmal district two days ago. Forest staff of Ambadi ghats say that the pugmarks indicate that the animal could be four years old and was a resident tiger of Ambadi ghats of Kinwat taluka.
The Tippeshwar tiger reserve is just 40 km from the Ambadi ghats, and there are chances of tigers from there entering Nirmal district by crossing the state borders via the Kinwat forests.
Forest staff of Ambadi ghats told this correspondent that the tiger might have moved to Nirmal area via Bheempur, Goverwadi and Peethambarwadi forests of Ambadi ghats of Kinwat. These forest areas were connected to Kosai Gandi and the railway track area of Gandi of Talamadugu mandal.
It is also said that the tiger might have entered Gollamada via the border village Dounelli of Kuntala mandal shares borders with Kinwat taluk.
The movement of a considerable number of tigers were found in Kinwat forests, especially in Ambadi ghats and they are now migrating to nearby forests by crossing state borders in search of partners for mating and young tigers are moving away from their mother to establish their own territory....