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India is home to 70% of the global Tiger Panthera tigris population, resident in five major areas: Shivalik Gangetic Plains, Central & Eastern Ghats, Western Ghats, the Sundarbans, and the northeastern Hills and Brahmaputra flood plain. Information about tiger ecology in temperate forests is limited. During Januaryâ€“May 2017, two male tigers were photo-captured in the Mishmi Hills at altitudes of 3,246m and 3630m, where vegetation ranges from temperate mixed forest to sub alpine forest. The landscape with newly-discovered tigers merits priority protection, and other likely tiger habitats in this region should be surveyed for their presence.
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