Updated: November 23, 2021 9:52:54 am
In a video shared by Forests And Wildlife Protection Society on Twitter, a tiger was spotted crossing road in Khammam district of Telangana. As human-animal conflict has been hitting headlines, FAWPS put forth the need for creating safer space for tigers.
The carnivore emerged from pitch dark area and a vehicle that was passing by flashed its light while the animal stepped on the tarred road. For a few moments, the tiger looked around and set eyes on the vehicle. Later, it slowly crossed the road. Another animal seemingly dead was also seen on the opposite side of the road. After the tiger disappeared into the field, the vehicle slowly moved forward.
“A Tiger shows up in Khammam district of Telangana state. #Telangana need to create a safer space for Tigers in North Telangana’s Tiger Corridors and zones especially!” read Forests And Wildlife Protection Society’s tweet.
A Tiger shows up in Khammam district of Telangana state. #Telangana need to create a safer space for Tigers in North Telangana’s Tiger Corridors and zones especially! @KTRTRS @asadowaisi @Collector_KMM @KhammamCp @RandeepHooda pic.twitter.com/AUE9Ygm9yk
— Forests And Wildlife Protection Society-FAWPS (@FawpsIndia) November 20, 2021
While responding to the tweet, netizens raised concerns over the human-animal conflict and some others were shocked to see the big cat. Actor Randeep Hooda who is always fascinated by the felines, retweeted the post. A Twitter user, Balu Pulipaka urged State Forest Department to step up vigilance.
#Tigers are making their presence felt in more and more areas of #Telangana. State Forest Dept @HarithaHaram needs to step up vigilance and protection of both people and the tiger. @IKReddyAllola @ntca_india @TelanganaCMO https://t.co/AIlrkBeo64
— Balu Pulipaka (@BaluPulipaka) November 20, 2021
Haha Tigers don’t need us to provide them any safer place. We are in their field.
— Keshav Agarwal (@nutshell729) November 20, 2021
That’s great, fortune to see the wild big cat ..
— Govind Surjit (@GovindSurjit) November 20, 2021
— 𝐢𝐙𝐳𝐇𝐚𝐑 (@iZzzHaaR) November 20, 2021
— Asma (@asmatasleem11) November 20, 2021
We are occupying their territory
— I (@hb4mindia) November 20, 2021
Human-wild animal conflicts have been increasingly reported in Telangana. Earlier in March 2021, the Telangana government constituted a 10-member committee to propose measures to mitigate human-animal conflicts. The committee was formed after incidents of cattle killed by wild animals like tigers and leopards, damage to crops and human habitations were reported.
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