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Stamp with photograph of TATR tigress, cub to be released


Chandrapur (Maha) : A captivating picture of a tigress with her cub taken at Tadoba Andhari Tiger Reserve (TATR) here will be on a postal stamp to be released to mark World Tiger Day on July 29.

The “one-in-a-million” shot was clicked by a local wildlife enthusiast and amateur photographer, Amol Bais, during one of his visits to TATR recently, a press release issued by the District Information Office here said.

Bais posted the photograph, where the tigress and her cub are seen in an affectionate pose, on Facebook where it was widely ‘liked’ and ‘shared’ on social media.

Maharashtra Minister for Forests, Sudhir Mungantiwar was impressed with the photograph.

He made a proposal for releasing the postal stamp to mark World Tiger Day on July 29 and met Union Minister for Information Technology Ravi Shankar Prasad in this connection, the release said.

The postal department then decided to release the stamp.

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