Which State has the Highest Population of Tigers in India?

By meenakshi|Updated : July 27th, 2022

The state with the highest Tiger population in India is Madhya Pradesh, followed by Karnataka and Uttrakhand. Madhya Pradesh is the home of six Tiger reserves dedicated to conserving and protecting the Bengal Tigers in their natural habitat. As per the latest counting of 2018, it is estimated that there are 526 endangered Royal Bengal tigers.

States with the Highest Population of Tigers in India

There are more than 2967 Tigers within 17 Indian States. Out of 17 states, the highest Tiger population exists in Madhya Pradesh, with Satpura National Parks, Panna, Pench, Kanha Tiger Reserve, and Bandhavgarh as important protected areas. However, the largest Tiger Reserve in India is Nagarjunsagar Srisailam Tiger Reserve as a part of the Project Tiger from 1983.

The top 10 states with the highest population of Tigers in India are as follows-

  1. Madhya Pradesh- 526
  2. Karnataka- 524
  3. Uttarakhand- 442
  4. Maharashtra- 312
  5. Tamil Nadu- 264
  6. Assam- 190
  7. Kerala- 190
  8. Uttar Pradesh- 173
  9. West Bengal- 88
  10. Rajasthan- 69

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  • Madhya Pradesh has the highest population of Tigers in India, with 526 Tigers being preserved in the six tiger reserves in their natural habitat.

  • India is home to 2967 Tigers within 17 states of India. The highest population of Tigers in India is in Madhya Pradesh with 526 Tigers, followed by Karnataka with 524 Tigers.

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