IFS officer Susanta Nanda shared a video of a 'very rare' black tiger which is seen marking its territory in an Odisha tiger reserve. IFS officer Parveen Kaswan shared the video and said, "They are (black in colour) due to a genetic mutation," adding, "The rare tigers were first officially discovered in (Similipal tiger reserve) in 2007."
He wrote "Tigers are symbol of sustainability of India's forests... Sharing an interesting clip of a rare melanistic tiger marking its territory on international Tigers day.
From a Tiger Reserve poised for recovery of an isolated source population with a very unique gene pool. Kudos🙏🙏"