- Posted on 06 Dec 2014 10:47 am
A surprise visit of Striped Hyena has elicited happiness in Corbett National Park. According to reports, it is for the first time in the history of Corbett a Striped Hyena had been spotted. Ofcourse, a significant population of this species is recorded in Rajaji National Park; however it was unexpected to find this mammal in the forests of Corbett National Park, which made the authorities jump in joy.
The Striped Hyena was captured in the camera trap that was set in the southern boundary near Kalagarh. As per the reports, this guest was also sighted once earlier this week by deputy director of the park Dr. Saket Badola. Elated with the visit of possibility of the striped hyena migrating from neighbouring Uttar Pradesh and even from the Lansdowne forest division of Uttarakhand.”
The Striped Hyena is an endangered species and is listed in Schedule III of the Wildlife (Protection) Act 1972 as a protected species and as threatened species by International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) on the Red Data Book, with an estimated global population of less than 10,000 mature individuals.
After the discovery of the Striped Hyena, the number of mammal species in Corbett Tiger Reserve has gone up to 56. According to reports, the authority at the park has also decided to monitor the movement of the Striped Hyena.