ATR - Day 56: Tiger sighting at Umred Karhandla Wildlife Sanctuary. Today’s Vlog features my best leopard sighting till date
Umred Karhandla Wildlife Sanctuary is not a tiger reserve, but I chose to include it in ATR because it serves as a tiger corridor between Tadoba-Andhari and Nawegaon-Nagzira tiger reserves.
November 25, 2023
Saturday, 11:30 PM
Government Rest House,
Mul, District Chandrapur,
Today’s morning safari at Umred Karhandla Wildlife Sanctuary (not a tiger reserve, this one) was very fruitful in that we got to see two tigers, one of them male and very shy. But somehow the shy tiger was much less shy today, and seemed in a mood to not mind us for a while. So we parked our vehicle at a safe distance while he relaxed and allowed us to click some fine shots in the mist. After clicking several good pictures and recording a decent length of footage, we moved on. And later, we also got to see F2, who is a famous tigress of the area, and she too did not rush away, allowing us some time to click a few good shots.
Umred Karhandla Wildlife Sanctuary is a beautiful jungle even though it’s not very large and is not a tiger reserve, as I stated right at the start, but it falls between Tadoba-Andhari Tiger Reserve and Nawegaon-Nagzira Tiger Reserve and connects the two, making it more of a tiger corridor than a territory of tigers. At about 200 sq. Kms, it’s a bit too small to accommodate many tigers, and yet, in that limited space, it has over 10-12 tigers, which we can say because those many have been recorded at different times in the region. So tigers pass through Umred Karhandla and also have babies here, but move on to other areas more suitable for adult tigers. Since it is crucial for tiger movement, and does host a considerable number of tigers, I decided to include it in ATR. And I was certainly not disappointed, having sighted three tigers in a single day. And today’s Vlog is about my best leopard sighting to date, which was at Nawegaon-Nagzira Tiger Reserve on November 24, 2023. Do watch!