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Wild tiger wanders into hotel, becomes first translocated in Nepal
The tiger slowly regained his strength. Meanwhile, conservationists, including the World Wildlife Fund, realized the rare opportunity they had before them with this tiger: the opportunity to translocate the tiger to a more suitable habitat and tag it with a GPS collar to track him on his mission to settle down in his new home.
This tiger has become the first in Nepal to be translocated and monitored in this way. Just in the last decade, 1,000 tigers were killed for their skins and parts. This tiger's new home is in the Babai Valley--where anti-poaching efforts have been improving.
These efforts are necessary if we're interested in protecting tigers and admiring their beauty... from afar or, in some cases, from our hotels. Read more about this tiger's story at Treehugger or at World Wildlife Fund's website, where you can see a video of the tiger receiving his GPS collar.
[photo by Elizabeth Seward]