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Have You Seen A Black Tiger?

By REDIFF NEWS
January 27, 2024 09:47 IST
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A rare glimpse of a melanistic tiger in a enclosure, near Baripada in Mayurbhanj, Odisha.

Melanism is a rare condition in which there is an abnormal development of dark pigmentation in an animal's skin. For example, black panthers are a melanistic variant of leopards.

The Odisha government is set to establish the world's first melanistic tiger safari near Baripada.

 

IMAGE: A melanistic tiger is seen in its enclosure. All photographs: ANI Photo

 

IMAGE: Melanistic tigers roam in their enclosure.

 

 

Photographs curated by Anant Salvi/Rediff.com
Feature Presentation: Ashish Narsale/Rediff.com

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