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Golden Tiger Snapped in India

India’s Only Golden Tiger Snapped in Kaziranga Days After ‘Bagheera’ Was Spotted in the Wild

The only known golden big cat in India and indeed a rare one was sighted in Kaziranga National Park in Assam.

A few days earlier, Twitter was buzzing with the rare pictures of a black panther in the Kabini Wildlife Sanctuary. And it seems during the lockdown, nature has decided to surprise the wildlife lovers one after the other. Given that, the microblogging site is active again with pictures of yet another rare and majestic big cat – the golden tiger.

Spotted in Kaziranga, the big cat is the only known to be alive golden tiger in India.

Parveen Kaswan, IFS Officer took Twitter to share the pictures of the golden beauty. The tweet stated: ”Do you know  in #India we have a Golden #Tiger also.”It further mentioned that “Only documentation of such big cat in 21st century on the planet… Look at this beauty”. He additionally informed that Mayuresh Hendre, a wildlife photographer has clicked the image.

Due to the splendid colour, the golden tiger is also famous as the “tabby tiger” or “strawberry tiger”.

Kaswan further wrote that golden cats like this were rare. He added thata gene-mutation in the species is the cause of their existence.

The IFS Officer also tweeted pictures of the same tiger that he earlier shared in 2019.

Soon Twittaris started flooding the social media site with pictures of the same tiger that they claim to have been clicked by them.

Kaswan remains active on Twitter. He has usually shared pictures if diverse and unusual wildlife spotted across India.

By Diksha Khiatani

A writer by day and a reader at night. Emerging from an Engineering background, Diksha is a travel freak and anxious to explore different cultures and religions. Inclined towards the off-beat places, she wishes to uncover the secrets on her Scooty (if possible). She always grabs some time to take a quick nap, listen to music, skating and eat a brownie.

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