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Last Updated : 17 Sep, 2022 01:02 PM
Chivingi tigers are now on the prowl again in Madhya Pradesh’s Kuno National Park after a gap of 70 years. 8 Chivingi tigers from Namibia were brought to India by special cargo plane Boeing 747. Prime Minister Modi has left them in the forest.
The confusion is what is the difference between leopards and tigers. Some animals look the same. But, they are not the same animal. If you look closely, you will notice some subtle differences. This also applies to chives. Both leopard and cheetah look similar. Both are large animals belonging to the cat family. The habits of both are almost identical. But, the two are different animals. They are:
- They have yellowish brown skin.
- The spots on the body are black and round in shape.
- Round face. They have a black line like a tear line from the eyes to the mouth.
- Those with a slim build and long legs. Very fast running. There is no other animal that can outrun leopards.
- They hunt only during the day. Their feet are not retractile. So you can’t climb trees.
- It usually hunts and eats mammals weighing less than 80 pounds. It preys on antelope, African antelope, etc. Hunts larger animals like zebras when hunting in groups.
- It usually lives for 8 to 10 years. Their cubs stay with their mother for up to 3 months.
- Mostly with yellow skin. They also have black rings on their bodies. But they are not fully circular but are broken and gapped here and there. In the center of the circle is a dark brown color.
- They have a firm, flattened face.
- With a stout, stocky body and short legs.
- In running, they are slower than leopards.
- A night hunter. Chivingi tigers also have another distinctive feature. They take their prey to the top of the tree and eat it.
- Their paws are webbed like those of a cat. That is why it is easy to climb trees.
- Their food list is huge. They hunt and eat animals ranging from large dung beetles to deer as large as an ox. Lives for 12 to 17 years. Their cubs stay with their mother for almost two years.
National Tiger Conservation Commission (NTCA) Chairman SB Yadav said, “Leopards have been brought from Namibia as part of a program to ensure the revival and diversity of wild animals and their habitats.
100 to 120 km per hour is the fastest in the world. The fastest animal is the leopard. Kuno National Park is their beautiful habitat. Conservation measures have been taken in this park to prevent animal poaching. He had said that steps have been taken to monitor the movement of leopards through satellite by installing radio collars
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