June 12, 2024
  • A 9 year old full-term pregnant tigress suffering from severe constipation recently died at the Mukundra Hills Tiger Reserve during treatment.

About Mukundra Hills Tiger Reserve

  • Mukundra Hills Tiger Reserve, popularly known as Darrah Wildlife Sanctuary, is spread across 4 districtsBundi, Kota, Jhalawar & Chittorgarh in Rajasthan.
  • The park is situated in a valley formed by two parallel mountains viz. Mukundra and Gargola.
  • It consisits of three wildlife sanctuaries: Darrah wildlife sanctuary, Chambal wildlife sanctuary and Jaswant Sagar wildlife sanctuary.
  • This tiger reserve was once a hunting preserve belonging to the Maharaja of Kota.
  • It is located on the eastern bank of the Chambal River and is drained by its tributaries.
  • Vegetation: Dry Deciduous Forest
  • Flora: Kala Dhok or Kaladhi is the predominant species, along with Khair, Ber, Kakan, Raunj
  • On higher slopes Bel, Salar, Uum and Shisham is found.
  • The important fauna includes Leopard, Sloth bear, Nilgai, Chinkara, Spotted Deer, Small Indian Civet, Toddy Cat, Jackal, Hyena, Jungle Cat, Common Langur
    • Common reptiles and amphibians found are Pythons, Rat Snake, Buff-striped keelbacks, Green keelback, crocodiles, Gharial, Otter and Turtles.
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