Four adult big cats have been found in the forest of Rautahat.

Tiger census through camera trapping 15 January 2021 found four adult tigers. National Nature Conservation Fund and Zoological Society of London had carried out the tiger census in collaboration with Division Forest Office, Rautahat. Seventeen sets of cameras were installed at various places, including Gaindatar, Judibela, Chocha, Simri.

National Park and Wildlife Conservation Department ecologist Haribhadra Acharya said that tigers had gone to the new place in search of their habitats and food.

Parsa National Park is home to above 16 tigers. Due to the efforts put in for the protection of forest, the number of tigers has increased significantly in the past one decade.

A version of this article appears in the print on October 2, 2021, of The Himalayan Times.