Monsoon won’t dampen wildlife lovers’ spirits; safaris to continue in Tadoba buffer zone

Nation Next Newsroom | Jun 17, 2019 20:27

The onset of monsoon season generally dampens spirits of wildlife enthusiasts, because of closure of wildlife parks like Tadoba Andhari Tiger Reserve.
CHILLING OUT: A tiger captured in a lazy mood during the monsoon season safari at Tadoba. (Photo by: Sarosh Lodhi)

Every year, the onset of the monsoon season generally dampens the spirits of large number of wildlife enthusiasts, especially from Nagpur, because of the closure of wildlife parks. However, wildlife enthusiasts visiting the Tadoba Andhari Tiger Reserve (TATR) have a reason to cheer this monsoon.

TATR officials have announced that jungle safaris in the buffer zone of the reserve, which sees thousands of wildlife lovers thronging the park to spot the elusive but majestic tiger, will continue this monsoon.

Apart from tigers, Tadoba also boasts of a large variety of smaller jungle cats, carnivores and herbivores, all of which can be spotted in the buffer zone of the jungle.

By taking this decision, the park management has very finely struck a balance between obeying the orders of the NTCA (National Tiger Conservation Authority) by closing down tourism in the core areas of the dense forest while keeping the wildlife enthusiasts happy by allowing safaris in the buffer zone.

Bookings of safaris for seven buffer gates of Agarzari, Devada-Adegaon, Alijhanjha, Ramdegi-Navegaon, Kolara, Kolara-Madnapur and Mamla zones, are expected to be started soon by Maharashtra Eco Tourism.