New tiger reserve announced in Rajasthan
The Rajasthan government has notified the Mukundra hills sanctuary as the third tiger reserve in the state.
The reserve area will be over 759 sq km spread between four districts of Kota, Bundi, Chittorgarhand Jhalawar near the Ranthambore tiger reserve.
“Nearly 417 sq km have been earmarked as the core tiger habitat, while 342.82 sq km has been notified as the buffer zone,” senior a forest official. The other two tiger reserves of Ranthambore and Sariska have a core area nearly thrice this size.