India's 'only Golden Tiger' in Assam's Kaziranga, a rare beauty
Following the extinction of several animals from the earth, the governments across the world are making a lot of efforts to preserve them. Of many wild animals, the government of India is specially focused on saving the lives of tigers which represents the country as the national animal. The number of tigers in India have also doubled in the last four years.
But do you know that India also has a Golden Tiger, which is currently in Kaziranga, Assam. On Saturday, Indian Forest Service (IFS) Parween Kaswan shared some photographs of ‘the only golden tiger’ clicked by Wildlife photographer Mayuresh Hendre on Twitter. The picture has since gone viral.
The Kaziranga golden tiger is believed to be the only Golden Tiger in the country. The tiger does not belong to any other subspecie but has a recessive geme with colour variation. A golden tiger also called a golden tabby tiger or strawberry tiger. They are like white tigers or black tigers. It is a colour form and not a separate subspecies.
They have gold-colored thick fur, with tan stripes, and supported by strong but pale-colored legs. Their furs are thicker than those of other tigers. Around 30 golden tigers are believed to exist in the world, however, many more are carriers of the gene.
India's 2018 Tiger census makes it to Guinness world records
Meanwhile, India’s Tiger Census 2018 even made it to Guinness Book of World Records for being the world’s largest camera trapping wildlife survey. It captured 34,858,623 photographs of wildlife in total, out of which 76,651 were of tigers, and 51,777 were leopards; the remainder were other native fauna. (source: Guinness world records.com)
Union Environment Minister Prakash Javadekar tweeted, "The All India Tiger Estimation is now in the Guinness World Records for being the largest camera trap wildlife survey, a great moment indeed and a shining example of Aatmanirbhar Bharat (self-reliant India)."
Posted By: Shashikant Sharma