Updated December 23rd, 2023 at 19:06 IST

Rare pictures of black tigers shared by IFS officer goes viral – Know more

These breathtaking images showcase the unique beauty of these elusive creatures, shedding light on their existence due to a genetic mutation.

Reported by: Rishi Shukla
Rare pictures of black tigers shared by IFS officer goes viral on internet | Image:twitter/@PraveenKaswan
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Indian Forest Service (IFS) officer Praveen Kaswan shared rare pictures of black tigers on social media this Friday, unraveling the mystery of pseudo-melanistic tigers found in Odisha's Simlipal National Park. These breathtaking images showcase the unique beauty of these elusive creatures, shedding light on their existence due to a genetic mutation. 

Kaswan's tweet highlights the presence of pseudo-melanistic tigers in Simlipal National Park. These black tigers owe their unique coloration to a genetic mutation, making them a rare spectacle in the wild.  

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The revelation opens the door to understanding the significance of these pseudo-melanistic tigers and the importance of conserving their habitat in Simlipal. 

The captivating pictures were shared by IFS officer Praveen Kaswan on December 22, gaining swift attention across the internet. In his tweet, Kaswan shared, “The black tigers of India. Do you know there are pseudo-melanistic tigers found in Simlipal? They are such due to genetic mutation and highly rare. Such beautiful creatures.”

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The post has garnered over 130k views, nearly 4,000 likes, and a plethora of comments, emphasizing the rarity and fascination surrounding these black tigers. 

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Situated in the heart of Odisha, Simlipal National Park is renowned for its biodiversity and rich flora and fauna. The discovery of pseudo-melanistic tigers adds a new layer to the park's ecological importance, positioning it as a habitat for rare and genetically distinct wildlife. 

 

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Published December 23rd, 2023 at 18:54 IST