Wild Tiger Found in Hotel Becomes First Translocated in Nepal

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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

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Photo credit: WWF Nepal/Min Bajracharya