The picture of a Bengal tiger was captured by camera traps sometime on December 17-18 last year, say forest department officials Credit: EastMojo image

Kalimpong: An image of a Bengal tiger has been captured by camera traps at Lava inside Neora National Park in Kalimpong, two years after a big cat was sighted in the area.

Releasing photographs of the ‘endangered’ animal, forest department officials said that they were clicked in the 6th Mile area of the national park. “Prima facie, it appears to be a healthy, adult male tiger,” officials said.

The area where the photograph was captured is at an altitude of around 7,500 feet. It is above Lava in the Kalimpong district of West Bengal. The photograph was captured sometime on December 17-18 last year.

On January 19, 2017, a taxi driver had captured an image of a Bengal tiger on his mobile phone while travelling to Pedong through Neora. As per reports, tigers were first spotted in Neora Valley in 1993.

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