Corbett Tiger Reserve is one of the oldest Tiger Reserves in India. It is located on the foothills of the Himalayas covering parts of the Pauri, Nainital, and Almora districts of Uttarakhand. Among all the Tiger Reserves in India, it has the highest number of Tigers. Do you know how many Tigers are in Corbett Tiger Reserve? Let’s find out.
How many Tigers are in Corbett Tiger Reserve?
Based on the “Status of Tiger” reports that are published every four years, the following are the estimated Tiger numbers in Corbett Tiger Reserve.
|Estimated number of Tigers
This area of the Shivalik-Gangetic Plain of Uttarakhand-Uttar Pradesh is known for high Tiger numbers. The nearby Rajaji Tiger Reserve, Pilibhit Tiger Reserve, and Dudhwa Tiger Reserve also have a very high Tiger population. The Tiger population in Dudhwa Tiger Reserve of Uttar Pradesh is estimated at 135 (2022). The Tiger population in Rajaji Tiger Reserve is estimated at 54 (2022) and the Tiger population in Pilibhit Tiger Reserve is estimated at 63 (2022).
Area of Corbett Tiger Reserve
The Corbett Tiger Reserve has a core area of 821.99 sq km. The reserve also has a very large buffer area of 466.32 sq km.
- Core/critical tiger habitat: 821.99 sq km
- Buffer/peripheral area: 466.32 sq km
- Total: 1,288.31 sq km
Jim Corbett National Park
Jim Corbett National Park is part of the larger Corbett Tiger Reserve. It is one of India’s most famous National Parks visited by people from all over the world.
Like most of India, the Tiger population in Corbett Tiger Reserve is on an upward trend. We can expect the tiger population to cross the 300 mark when the next census is done in 2026.