23 Jan '11, 8am

An injured tiger that strayed into a resort in Nepal has been relocated and will be monitored via a satellite collar.

KATHMANDU - AN INJURED wild tiger that strayed into a tourist resort in Nepal has been moved to a new home in the jungle and fitted with a satellite collar so its progress can be tracked, the government said. The tiger, an adult male, was captured after it wandered into the resort on the outskirts of the Chitwan national park in southern Nepal, a major tourist attraction, and nursed back to health by park authorities. It was then driven about 600 kilometres with a team of vets and conservationists in a specially constructed trailer to the remote jungles of Bardia in western Nepal, where it was released on Saturday. The tiger, named Namobuddha by park authorities, has been fitted with a special collar carrying a GPS tracking system that will allow scientists to monitor how well it adapts to its new home. The government said the initiative, carried out with the help of exper...

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