Bhubaneswar: Two trap cameras installed by Forest Department personnel to track the movement of tigers in Keonjhar’s Patana forest range have allegedly been stolen.
According to a complaint filed with Ghatagaon police, two out of 10 cameras installed in Attei reserve forest under Patana range are missing
The theft of the cameras poses a risk to tigers, particularly the Royal Bengal Tigers (RBT) recently spotted in the area. Officials suspect poachers to have stolen it as these are of no use to general people.
Two Royal Bengal Tigers were spotted – one in the Ghatagaon Forest range of Keonjhar district and the other in the Debrigarh Sanctuary near Bargarh recently.
The one at Keonjhar is believed to be around 3-4 years old. The RBT is suspected to have reached Ghatagaon from Similipal to Satakosia through Karanjia.