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Veerangana Durgavati Tiger Reserve

Veerangana Durgavati Tiger Reserve:

A rare four-horned antelope has been sighted for the first time in the Veerangana Durgavati Tiger Reserve.

Four-horned antelope, also known as Chousingha:

  • It is a small bovid antelope found in Asia. Unique for its four horns, only males bear them, with one pair between the ears and another on the forehead.
  • Typically, solitary and diurnal, they may form small groups.
  • Endemic to India and Nepal, they inhabit open, dry, deciduous forests in hilly terrain, often near water bodies.
  • Classified as Vulnerable on the IUCN Red List due to habitat loss and hunting.

Veerangana Durgavati Tiger Reserve:

  • It spans Sagar, Damoh, and Narsinghpur districts in Madhya Pradesh, being the seventh in the state.
  • It encompasses parts of the Nauradehi and Durgavati Wildlife Sanctuaries, featuring the historic Singorgarh Fort.
  • A green corridor links it to the Panna Tiger Reserve for tiger movement.
  • Rivers from the Narmada and Yamuna basins flow through, with dry deciduous vegetation dominated by Teak, Saja, and others.