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History of Tadoba National Park

Tadoba-Andheri Tiger Reserve is a tiger reserve situated at Chandrapur district of Maharashtra state,India. Tadoba is Maharashtra's oldest National Park which was created in 1955. It is also one of the 28 Project Tiger Reserve. Tadoba is named after the local tribal god 'Taru',who was killed in an epic fight with a tiger.

The area of the Reserve is 625.40 sq.km. This includes Tadoba National Park,created in 1955 with an area of 116.55 sq.km. and andhari wildlife sanctuary created in 1986 with an area of 508.85 sq.km. The Reserve is constituted with 577.96 sq.km. Of Reserve forest,32.51 sq.km. of Protected Forest and 14.93 for other areas.
The Park is famous for its Gaur or wild ox and crocodiles. The Park supports tiger,leopard,sloth bears,wild dogs and Hyenas as its main carnivore. Under the Maharashtra Forestry Project funded by the World Bank,eco development activities have been taken up in ten villages situated on the periphery of the Reserve. To conserve animals and the eco-system of the National Park.
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