Baripada, Oct 17: Tiger census commenced at Simlipal National park in Odisha’s Mayurbhanj district on Tuesday. The census will continue till the end of the month.
According to the report, the census will be held in 173 beats of 16 ranges of Baripada, Rairangpur and Karanjia forest division areas. It will be carried out from 9am to 4pm everyday till October 31. Part of the census, camera trapping will be done between November and January. Pugmarks and stool samples will be collected for DNA sampling. After all these processes, the data will be submitted to the government in the form of a report.