Hyderabad: Andhra Pradesh and Telangana have witnessed increase in tiger population slightly. While tiger population in 2014 in combined AP was 68 it has increased to 74 according to ‘Status of Tigers co-predators and Prey in India-2018’ report based on the fourth cycle of All India Tiger Estimation. Telangana has 26 tigers with a range of 23 to 30 and Andhra has 48 tigers ranging from 40 to 56.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi has released the tiger census on Monday in Delhi. Andhra Pradesh is in the league of the states along with Madhya Pradesh where tiger population has increased.
Number of Tigers in AP in 2006 were 95 and it was decreased to 72 in 2010 and further to 68 in 2014. After bifurcation of the State Nagarjunasagar Srisailam Tiger Reserve was divided and Amrabad tiger reserve was formed in Telangana. Kawal tiger reserve is also formed in Telangana.