Bhopal (Madhya Pradesh): Plans are in progress to relocate spotted deer (cheetals) and swamp deer (barasinghas) from Kanha Tiger Reserve to Bandhavgarh and Satpura Tiger Reserve within the next two weeks. According to SK Singh, the field director of Kanha Tiger Reserve, a total of 20 swamp deer are scheduled to be transported to Satpura Tiger Reserve.

Initially, 37 of these deer were transferred to Bandhavgarh, and there is a possibility of sending an additional 25. Before introducing more deer, feedback will be gathered on the well-being of the previously translocated stags and the availability of sufficient space in the existing enclosures. To capture swamp deer, a dedicated boma has been established at Kanha, boasting the highest number of swamp deer in the state.

Kanha, Bandhavgarh, and Satpura Tiger Reserves are iconic wildlife sanctuaries in India, each offering a unique and diverse experience for nature enthusiasts. Kanha National Park in Madhya Pradesh is renowned for its lush sal and bamboo forests, providing a thriving habitat for Bengal tigers, leopards, and a rich variety of flora and fauna. Bandhavgarh National Park, also in Madhya Pradesh, is famous for its high density of Bengal tigers and the historic Bandhavgarh Fort. Satpura Tiger Reserve in Madhya Pradesh embraces a more offbeat and tranquil ambiance with a diverse topography, including deep valleys, dense forests, and extensive grasslands.

The best time to visit these reserves is during the winter months from October to March when the weather is pleasant, and wildlife sightings are more frequent. During this period, the flora is less dense, making it easier to spot animals. Additionally, the dry season from March to June offers excellent opportunities for wildlife observation as animals gather around water sources. However, it's essential to check specific reserve guidelines and weather conditions before planning a visit to ensure an optimal and responsible wildlife experience.