The mysterious disappearance of tigress F03

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  1. The Assam Forest Department has been unable to trap a Royal Bengal Tigress, named as F03. The tigress had strayed out the Orang National Park more than a year ago.
  2. The Orang National Park is also known as Rajiv Gandhi Orang National Park.  It is located on the north bank of the Brahmaputra River in the Darrang and Sonitpur districts of Assam.
  3. It was established as a wildlife sanctuary in 1985. In 1999 it was declared as a National Park. In 2016, it was declared as a Tiger Reserve.
  4. The Orang National park is also known as “Mini Kaziranga”. This is because both Orang and Kaziranga have a similar landscape and are inhabited by Great Indian One-Horned Rhinoceros. The Great Indian One-Horned Rhinoceros is listed as Vulnerable in the ICUN Red List.