Wild Tiger Found in Hotel Becomes First Translocated in Nepal (Slideshow)

measuring tiger paw photo

Photo credit: WWF Nepal/Min Bajracharya

Last September, this male tiger wandered into a hotel in the tourist town of Sauraha, Nepal, and was subsequently injured as it tried to get away. Conservation authorities brought the tiger to a secure enclosure within Chitwan National Park for rehabilitation.

As the tiger regained strength, conservationists including the World Wildlife Fund -- the organization behind the photos displayed here -- realized that they had a unique opportunity: to translocate the tiger to a more suitable habitat and to tag it with a GPS collar to monitor the big cat's progress in its new home.

UPDATE: Nepal's First Translocated Tiger Found Dead

Wild Tiger Found in Hotel Becomes First Translocated in Nepal Slideshow

Wild Tiger Found in Hotel Becomes First Translocated in Nepal (Slideshow)
Last September, this male tiger wandered into a hotel in the tourist town of Sauraha, Nepal, and was subsequently injured as it tried to get away. Conservation authorities brought the tiger to a secure enclosure

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