A month ago, there were 200 families living on one edge of the Tadoba-Andhari Tiger Reserve, pretty much right in the middle of India. But now there are zero families living there. They moved out. And the tigers — one tiger at least — moved in. Treehugger writes:
It didn’t take long before the village, now completely void of people, to be filled anew. A little over four weeks after the last human departed, Ramdegi is now home to herds of bisons, deer, antelope, and boars — grazing on the budding meadows that were once cropland and cattle farms. … According to the Times of India, even a tiger has been spotted prowling the grounds of the empty village, free from dangerous and often deadly conflicts with humans that have driven the species to ‘endangered’ status.
Really, this is good for everybody. The villagers got incentive packages to move away, plus now their livestock is safe from encroaching tigers. And the tigers get to live in human houses and pretend to be people, which is really what all animals want.
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