Tiger at Kalesar National Park in Yamunanagar caught on camera

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Tiger at Kalesar National Park in Yamunanagar caught on camera

A tiger has been spotted in a camera trap at Kalesar National Park in Yamunanagar district of Haryana. 

An overview of the news

  • Recently tiger sightings in the Kalesar area have happened after a gap of 110 years.

  • Kalesar Park is adjacent to the Simbalbara National Park in the Sirmour district of Himachal Pradesh.

  • Both these parks are connected to Rajaji National Park through dense forest. It appears that tigers are using this corridor for roaming.

About Kalesar National Park

  • It is located in the Yamunanagar district of Haryana.

  • It is situated at the foothills of the Shivalik ranges of the Himalayas.

  • It was declared a National Park on 8 December 2003.

  • It shares boundary with three States viz., Himachal Pradesh, Uttranchal & U.P.

  • It was named after a temple (known as Kalesar Mahadev temple) located inside the premise of the park.

  • In earlier times, rulers under the Mughal and British Raj used the park as hunting grounds.

  • The park is also famous for its Dak bungalows – the administrative architectural bungalows built in colonial times.

  • Flora - Most of the forest is covered by tall and dense sal trees. Other trees that are found in the forest are Semul, Bahera, Amaltas, Shisham, Khair, Sain, Chhal and Jhingan.

  • Fauna: It houses many animals like leopards, Ghoral, Barking deer, Sambar, Chital, Python, King Cobra, Monitor lizard etc.

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