IN YET another jolt to the Gaur(Bison) Project, a tigress and its four cubs attacked and killed a bison at Bandhavgarh National Park. The recent death of the bison has alarmed wildlife enthusiast as in last one month alone three bisons have died.
As per information, near Mahamandam, a tigress and its four children attacked a bison. The bison’s skeleton was later found by Park staff.
Now wildlife enthusiasts are concerned about the decreasing number of bison in Bandhavgarh. During translocation process, 19 bison were brought to Bandhavgarh national park for translocation after they become extinct From 19 bison, 16 bison are only remaining at Bandhavgarh National Park. It may be recalled that bison were present in Bandhavgarh from year 1968 to 1998.
Thereafter none of the bison was seen. Hence translocation of bison was taken up. In 50 hectare fenced area, bison were left in Bandhavgarh National Park. In first stage 16 Bison were released in big fenced area and after some days, three more bison were sent to this big fenced area.
Then in recent days, one bison died due to snake bite, one bison died due to snake bite, one died due to illness and now one more have died in attack of wild cat.