In a recent video going viral on social media, an adult tiger was captured crossing a national highway in broad daylight. This surely has triggered a debate on the development versus wildlife conservation. The video is making rounds on the Internet which includes Whatsapp, Facebook, Twitter, and other social media platforms. The video shows how the tiger is waiting for the right opportunity to cross National Highway 7 through the Pench forest.
— Parveen Kaswan, IFS (@ParveenKaswan) July 9, 2019
As per reports, the video has been captured near Chorbahuli crossing near National Highway in Nagpur. The tiger was captured walking on the four-lane road and then jumping over the crash barrier to go to the forest on the other side. Reportedly, the video has been captured by commuters on the highway which is raging on the Internet like a fire.
Meanwhile, a Twitter user shared the video and quoted, “When the road crosses the forest, Tiger needs to be extra cautious while crossing it. Video of a tiger crossing National Highway near Nagpur.” Likewise, people on Twitter began expressing their view on the video.
Instead of expecting tigers to be cautious. Isn't it logical that authorities must be cautious while planning roads and mitigation measures?
— National Tiger ConVersation Authority (NTCA) (@NTCAtiger) July 9, 2019
The entire stretch should be elevated. The traffic on the roads is only going to increase.
— om ojha (@ojha_op) July 9, 2019
Hope the @MORTHIndia take steps to stop road construction in national parks, reserved forests and if unavoidable, incorporate measures to reduce animal deaths like building wildlife crossings. https://t.co/5pvrZ58IUt
— Unnikrishnan R (@karmakomik) July 9, 2019
Another invasion by humans.Soon there will be no tigers or elephants due to animal/human conflicts.And people,don't forget the forest and tigers were there well before the humans came along to destroy their habitat.
— veronica Holland (@vsholland8) July 9, 2019
This is terribly sad to see that man has completely disregarded that they have built a major road with barriers through a tiger corridor. Just total lunacy!!!
— Theresia J. Krotzky (@theresjenn) July 9, 2019
— Binoti (@binotiamam) July 10, 2019
This is sad!! We have encroached forest lands to the extent that they can't even live in peace in their own places !!
— moringa fleur (@moringafleur) July 10, 2019
This is surely an alarm for the authorities and hence this video raises the debate on the development versus wildlife conservation.