Sikkim: A fresh new sighting of Royal Bengal Tiger has been spotted in Gamthangpu above Lachen in North Sikkim. The big cat was spotted at an altitude of 3,600 metres above sea level.
The World Wildlife Fund (WWF) had set up camera traps as part of its special high altitude tiger project under the National Tiger Conservation Authority. A similar project for Tiger Conservation has been initiated by the WWF in West Bengal, Arunachal Pradesh and Uttarakhand.
It may be mentioned, for the first time ever, the forest officials managed to capture footage of a Royal Bengal Tiger at the Pangolakha Wildlife Sanctuary in East Sikkim way back in December 2018. The tiger was spotted at an altitude of 9,583 feet.