Nine tigers including a cub were spotted in the Bandipur Reserve. The big cat was found in the following places: One each in Mallappa camp of Gopalaswamy hill, Devaramadu and Chigarekadu of Kundukere range, Soolekatte of Hediyala range, Hosakote beat in Maliyur range, Nayihalla beat in Mundre range, Mulapura beat of Bandipur range, a cub with its mother in Mulehole range. A total of 17 tigers have been spotted in Bandipura range in the last three days. Leopards were found in Nallikayidari and Kullanabetta areas.
Two tigers were spotted in BRT range taking the total to nine in the area.
The death of father of Vinay Singh, a volunteer, was informed over wireless in the morning. The news was conveyed to Singh and he was sent to Mysore, informed DFO Vishwajit Mishra.
Meanwhile, the census of wild animals commenced in Daroji and Bukkasagara forest areas of Hospet on Sunday. The enumeration will be last up to Wednesday, informed Range Forest Officer of Daroji Bear Range, I Ravindranath.
The counting will be carried out on the basis spotting and indirect indication such as pug marks . Six teams consisting officers and volunteers have been constituted to accomplish the task. The information collated will be a scientific data, he said.