A lone tiger walks 3,000 km for love

In India, a lone tiger has walked a record three thousand kilometers in search of a female, reports BBC News.

The foresters have nicknamed the three and a half-year-old tiger the Walker. He left the state of Maharashtra last June. Since then, the movements of the animal have been monitored using a GPS collar. In nine months, the tiger crossed seven districts of Maharashtra, and in March 2020 it was sheltered in a nature reserve in the village of Jerumatargaon. In April, the collar was removed from the Walker.

The Forestry Department does not rule out that the tiger went on a long journey not only because of the female, but also in search of food and better living conditions. Currently Walker is the only tiger in the Jerumatargaon reserve. In addition to him, leopards, nilgau, wild boars, peacocks and axis live there.

Animal caretakers decide whether they need to add a female to the tiger so that predators can continue the race. “True, this is a small reserve. It is surrounded by farms and forests. If Walker breeds here, the newborn cubs will constantly scatter; in addition, they will need a lot of animals to eat,” says senior forester Nitin Kakodkar.

Experts say that for every tiger there should be 500 different individuals that make up its diet so that the predator does not have a deficit in food.

Earlier it was reported that the American black bear, nicknamed Bruno, overcame more than 640 kilometers in search of a female. The travel bear was first spotted on May 10 when it passed the town of Gillingham, Wisconsin.