UP’s Ranipur gets 53rd tiger reserve of India
The Ranipur Tiger Reserve in Uttar Pradesh has become the 53rd tiger reserve of India, Union Environment Minister Bhupender Yadav said on 31st October.
Ranipur Tiger Reserve in Chitrakoot district of UP is the fourth tiger reserve in the state after Dudhwa, Pilibhit and Amangarh.
According to the latest tiger census conducted in 2018, India has 2,967 tigers, of which 173 are in UP.
About Ranipur Tiger Reserve
Ranipur Wildlife Sanctuary is located on the UP-MP border in Chitrakoot and about 150 km from Panna Tiger Reserve in Madhya Pradesh.
Covered with northern tropical dry deciduous forests, this area is home to tigers, leopards, bears, spotted deer, sambar, chinkara and other mammals.
Established in 1977, it is one of the main attractions of Chitrakoot district of Uttar Pradesh.
Other tiger reserves in Uttar Pradesh
At present there are three tiger reserves in the state. These include Dudhwa Tiger Reserve, Amangarh Tiger Reserve and Pilibhit Tiger Reserve.
Amangarh is the buffer zone of Jim Corbett National Park and is located in Bijnor, Uttar Pradesh.
Dudhwa Tiger Reserve is located in Lakhimpur, Pilibhit Tiger Reserve is in Pilibhit.
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