The forest officials are planning to shift six villages from buffer areas of the tiger reserve to facilitate free movement of large cats.
Thirteen out of the 150 guides at Kanha and 11 of the 83 guides at Pench are women. Most of them are wives or sisters of daily wagers in the forest department, especially Gypsy drivers.
24 women guides at Kanha and Pench Tiger Reserves-National Parks are escorting tourists for spotting the big cats.
Kanha authorities will send the required vehicles and staff for transportation of the big cat from STR.
In captivity at Satkosia’s Raigoda enclosure for over two years, Sundari may soon return to Kanha Tiger Reserve in Madhya Pradesh and possibly to a bigger home too.
Forest officials admitted that though they are taking proper care of Sundari at Raigoda enclosure in the Satkosia TR, it cannot be continued for long.
However, the tigress would soon return where she belonged after Madhya Pradesh High Court directed that the big cat be withdrawn from Satkosia and shifted to Kanha Tiger Reserve.