TIGER COLLARED IN ZHEMGANG
A team from global tiger centre (GTC) in Gelephu trapped a male tiger, weighing 170 kg and 2.78m long from the Tali ridge in Nangkhor, Zhemgang on October 4.
The tiger, which is around 6-7 years old, reportedly killed more than
18 cows in Tsaidang, Nyakhar and Zhobling villages this year. After the killing spree in the three villages continued, the department of forest and park services office in Zhemgang invited a team from the center, which than set foot traps in the nearby ridges. The team from the centre visited the affected villages on September 28 and set three traps in three different locations after studying the tiger’s movements. The team monitored the traps every morning until the fourth day, when they found that the animal was caught in one of the traps. Bhutan Foundation funded the collaring project.