Pench Tiger Resrve

  • Two orphaned tiger cubs rescued from Pandharkawada forest range in Maharashtra have been moved to Pench Tiger Reserve.

About Pench Tiger reserve

  • It is named after Pench river, which flows from north to south through Reserve dividing the reserve into equal eastern and western parts.
  • Located in southern reaches of Satpura hills in Seoni and Chhindwara districts in Madhya Pradesh, and continues in Nagpur district in Maharashtra as a separate Sanctuary.
  • It is among the sites notified as Important Bird Areas (IBA) of India. Birds like peafowl, magpie robin, pintail, drongo, unia, myna etc. are found.
  • Flora: A mixture of Southern dry broadleaf teak forests and tropical mixed deciduous forests is present. E.g Sal trees, Terminalia Arjun, Amaltas and Flame of The Forest (Butea frondosa) etc.
  • Fauna: Tiger, Leopard, Sloth Bear, Jackal , Wolf, Deer, Porcupine, Hyena, wild dogs, nilgai etc.
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