• Thursday, Oct 21, 2021
  • Last Update : 12:45 pm

Royal Bengal Tiger sighted near locality in Sundarbans after almost 9 years

  • Published at 11:01 am January 20th, 2021
Tiger
A Royal Bengal Tiger on the banks of Chuna River in Munshiganj, Satkhira on Tuesday, January 19, 2021 Dhaka Tribune

It entered the area in search of food, say locals

Locals on Tuesday spotted a Royal Bengal Tiger in Sundarbans near the locality for the first time in almost nine years.

The tiger was sighted on the banks of Chuna River in Munshiganj, Satkhira.

It crossed a small canal and stayed there for a while before going deep into the forest again, witnesses said. 

Locals said they heard the tiger's roar around 11am on Tuesday and followed it and saw the tiger next to the canal. It stayed there for just a few minutes. 

They believe that the beast entered the locality in search of food and is still in the area.


Also read - Poacher arrested with tiger skin in Bagerhat


Forest Department Munshiganj Camp in-Charge Forester Anwar Hossain said: “I visited the area with members of the tiger team as soon as I was informed of the incident.

“Measures have been taken to prevent the tiger from entering the locality; locals have been asked to remain vigilant,” he added. 

Notably, the last time a Royal Bengal Tiger was spotted near a locality in Sundarbans was on July 22, 2012, in Golakhali area under Satkhira’s Shyamnagar upazila.

241
Facebook 236
blogger sharing button blogger
buffer sharing button buffer
diaspora sharing button diaspora
digg sharing button digg
douban sharing button douban
email sharing button email
evernote sharing button evernote
flipboard sharing button flipboard
pocket sharing button getpocket
github sharing button github
gmail sharing button gmail
googlebookmarks sharing button googlebookmarks
hackernews sharing button hackernews
instapaper sharing button instapaper
line sharing button line
linkedin sharing button linkedin
livejournal sharing button livejournal
mailru sharing button mailru
medium sharing button medium
meneame sharing button meneame
messenger sharing button messenger
odnoklassniki sharing button odnoklassniki
pinterest sharing button pinterest
print sharing button print
qzone sharing button qzone
reddit sharing button reddit
refind sharing button refind
renren sharing button renren
skype sharing button skype
snapchat sharing button snapchat
surfingbird sharing button surfingbird
telegram sharing button telegram
tumblr sharing button tumblr
twitter sharing button twitter
vk sharing button vk
wechat sharing button wechat
weibo sharing button weibo
whatsapp sharing button whatsapp
wordpress sharing button wordpress
xing sharing button xing
yahoomail sharing button yahoomail