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Sariska tiger reserve facing acute water shortage

Alwar(Rajasthan), Fri, 26 Mar 2010 ANI

Alwar (Rajasthan), Mar 26 (ANI): The Sariska Tiger Reserve in Rajasthan is faced with acute water shortage due to prevailing heat wave conditions, forcing officials to create artificial water holes.


"Temperature in Sariska is hovering around 35-40 degree Celsius. There is scarcity of water and animals prefer to stay close to the limited water holes," said Sunder, a forest official.


The officials have set up pumps and boosters to suck in water from the nearby water holes to make it available in the interiors and the upper ranges of the national park.


"There is no water within 30-40 kilometres from this area. We are putting a new pipeline to make available water here," said Vidhyadhar, a ranger at the tiger reserve.


The Sariska Tiger Reserve, which is located in Alwar district, is one of the famous national parks of the country and is home to the Bengal tiger, leopard, jungle cat, caracal, striped hyena, olden jackal, chital, sambhar, nilgai, chinkara, four-horned antelope or 'chousingha', wild boar, hare, hanuman langur, and plenty of bird species and reptiles. (ANI)


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