Q. Ranthambore Tiger Reserve was recently seen in the news. Which of the following state the reserve is located in?

[A] Tamil Nadu

[B] Madhya Pradesh

[C] Rajasthan

[D] Maharashtra

Answer: C

The Rajasthan government will develop a tiger corridor connecting the newly proposed ‘Ramgarh Tiger Reserve’, Ranthambore Tiger Reserve, and Mukundra Hills Tiger Reserve. 

About the Proposed Tiger Corridor 

  • The Proposed Tiger Corridor will be developed by relocating eight villages. 
  • The corridor is being developed to deal with the issue of overpopulation of tigers, which Ranthambore tiger reserve is facing currently. 
  • Ranthambore Tiger Reserve has a population of around 65 tigers currently. On the other hand, Mukundra reserve is left with just one Tiger. 
  • Thus, this tiger corridor is proposed to balance the population distribution. 

About Ranthambore Tiger Reserve 

  • Ranthambore National Park and Tiger Reserve is located in Rajasthan. It is located at the junction of the Aravali and Vindhya hill ranges. 
  • River: The park is bounded to the north by the Banas River and to the south by the Chambal River. 
  • Named after: The park is named after the historic Ranthambore Fort, which lies within the park. 
  • Comprises: Two protected areas namely Kailadevi Wildlife Sanctuary and Sawai Mansingh Wildlife Sanctuary are linked by narrow corridors to the core of Ranthambore NP and all these together comprise the Tiger Reserve. 

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