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Kaziranga's National Park Only Indian Golden Tiger Matter Of Both Pride And Concern
The tigress has been captured on camera multiple times since 2014.
Kaziranga National Park Only Indian Golder Tiger Matter Of Both Pride And Concern
New Delhi: The country's only Golden Tiger, Kazi 106F emerged as the social media sensation right from the moment its picture tweeted by the IFS officer Parveen Kaswan went viral.
“Do you know in #India we have a Golden #Tiger also. The only documentation of such big cat in the 21st century on the planet,” Kaswan tweeted while posting the viral picture.
Wildlife Photographer Mayuresh Hendre clicked the picture of this only "Tabby Tiger" in the world heritage Kaziranga National Park of Assam.
Wildlife experts and research officer Rabindra Sharma points out that the golden tigress of Kaziranga known as Kazi 106-F gets her coloring from recessive genes that shows up due to the inbreeding, which occurs due to the habitat loss.
GOLDEN TIGER OF KAZIRANGA - A Social Media Star— Kaziranga National Park & Tiger Reserve (@kaziranga_) July 14, 2020
She is KAZI 106-F, a rare phenomenon in wild.
“NOT ONE BUT FOUR “ such tigers with color aberration exist in Kaziranga Tiger Teserve
An article about them👇@CMOfficeAssam @ParimalSuklaba1 @RandeepHooda @surenmehra @ParveenKaswan pic.twitter.com/K72CthKI2s
Mr. Sharma in research wrote that "However, the finding of this unique individual is not a cause for celebration, but an indication for us to start pondering about better connectivity among fragmented populations of tigers to prevent one of the serious problems of population decline i.e. inbreeding," shared by Kaziranga National Park and Tiger Reserve on Twitter Tuesday.
Kazi 106 F, the tigress with lighter yellowish skin with lighter black stripes and more whitish expressions in the abdominal and in the facial region was photo-captured in the year 2014 for the first time in Kaziranga during all India tiger monitoring exercise.
Mr. Rabindra Sharma and Kamal Azad have pointed out that color aberrations are not very common and only a few are recorded in the wild.
It will be very interesting to find out whether her offsprings will carry her "faulty gene", the two experts added.