With the Centre having agreed in principle to a proposal by the Rajasthan Tourism Department, Ranthambore Tiger Reserve might soon have its own tiger safari. According to the proposal, there will be large enclosures for tigers that will enable tourists to conveniently see them. The move comes after a recent ban by the Supreme Court on Tiger Tourism in core areas.
Rajasthan Tourism Minister, Bina Kak said that they will move old or injured tigers in the enclosure so that they can be taken care of well. It will be a safe haven for them. At the same time, tourists will also get a chance to see them. The safari would help take some tigers away from the over-populated Ranthambore National Park. For example, Machli, the most popular tigress in Ranthambhore, can be moved here. She’s got old and is not able to hunt on own her own anymore. Currently, there are about 52 tigers in the reserve to be sighted by the tourists.