'Black' and 'golden' tigers point to challenges in India's tiger conservation story

India's growing tiger population finds itself captive in increasingly fragmented habitats. PHOTO: DR RAJESH KUMAR MOHAPATRA, BIOLOGIST, NANDANAKANA BIOLOGICAL PARK
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NEW DELHI - Home to about two-thirds of the world's tigers, India has seen its big cats thrive - an achievement widely acknowledged as a conservation success story. Tiger numbers in the wild have doubled from 1,411 in 2006 to 2,967 in the last quadrennial count in 2018.

But with this good news comes a worry.

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