The rare tiger was spotted in Kaziranga, Assam and is the only known golden big cat in India
- Last Updated: July 12, 2020, 3:51 PM IST
Days after photos of a black panther from Kabani, Karnataka, went viral, Twitter is roaring once again with photos of yet another majestic and equally rare big cat – the golden tiger.
The tiger was seen in Kaziranga and is the only golden tiger in currently known to be alive in India.
Photos of the tiger were shared on Twitter by IFS Officer Parveen Kaswan. “Do you know in #India we have a Golden #Tiger also. Only documentation of such big cat in 21st century on planet…Look at this beauty,” Kaswan wrote, adding that that image had been clicked by wildlife photographer Mayuresh Hendre.
Kaswan also shared images of the same tiger that he had shared earlier in 2019.
So what do you think about this exceptionalism.
Why it happens ?
Is it good or bad, because in nature exception has higher risks ?
— Parveen Kaswan, IFS (@ParveenKaswan) July 11, 2020
Soon, Twitter was flooded with the viral photos. Others also shared photos they claim to have clicked of the same tiger.
Golden Tiger 🐅 In 2014, a wild female was photographed in the Kaziranga National Park in India 🇮🇳 This female of reproductive age has been photographed and monitored up through 2019.#Katyayan pic.twitter.com/75tmBkCVtk
— Alessandra (@MSpadine) June 2, 2020
Kaswan is active on Twitter and often shared images of unusual and diverse wildlife seen across India.