The cub, T1C1, had escaped the 11-feet high enclosure, erected last week to restrict his and his sibling’s movement. The sibling, T1C2, a female, was captured earlier and was put in a similar enclosure at Pench Tiger Reserve (PTR) for re-wilding.
The department has also recalled the services of the Madhya Pradesh forest department team that had unsuccessfully tried to capture Avni. The team has agreed to conduct the capture operation and will be here soon.
The panel has also laid procedural blames on two top officials, Principal Chief Conservator of Forest (Wildlife) A K Mishra and Forest Development Corporation of Maharashtra’s Divisional Manager at Yavatmal P N Wagh.