Procedural delay leads to confinement of grown-up tigers at park
(Sourced from PTI)
Two tiger cubs, rescued in 2012 from Angrim in Dibang Valley district in Arunachal Pradesh, have grown up in captivity and now can't be released them into the wild due to delay in procedures, forest officials said today. Male "Ipra" and female "Chipi" have been brought to the Biological Park in Itanagar in September 2013. Here are more details.
"Tigers are well settled now and have gained weight and increased in size. Approximate weight of Ipra is around 300kg while Chipi weighs more than 200kg," park curator Raya Flago said. Fed on a stipulated diet of 10kg beef each per day, they were supposed to be released in the wild but they have grown and might not cope well in the wild.
"During 2015 we have submitted a proposal to National Tiger Conservation Authority for releasing Ipra and Chipi to wild. However, due to delay in certain formalities, it could not be materialized. There are certain protocols to be followed for releasing tiger in wild," Flago said.