Tiger at Kalesar National Park in Yamunanagar caught on camera
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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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