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Mascot in kanha tiger reserve (Relevant for GS Prelims and Mains Paper II)

Kanha in Madhya Pradesh became first tiger reserve in India to officially introduce a mascot named Bhoorsingh , the Barasingha, to create a better connect with its visitors, especially the younger generation.

The mascot Bhoorsingh will soon feature in more artwork, posters and merchandise for the park management at Kanha.

Implications of declaring mascot
The mascot will create a unique identity for Kanha, and also spread awareness and allow the younger generation to connect with all wildlife.

About Barasingha or swamp deer
Swamp deer is a deer species distributed in the Indian subcontinent. It is the state animal of Madhya Pradesh. The Kanha tiger reserve, is the only place in the world where the Barasingha species exists.

It has been listed vulnerable in the IUCN (International Union for Conservation of Nature) Red List of Threatened Species.

About Kanha Tiger Reserve
It is one of the tiger reserves of India and the largest national park of Madhya Pradesh.

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