New Delhi, Dec. 3 -- The longest ever walk by a tiger in India has been recorded in Maharashtra's Tipeshwar wildlife sanctuary. The wild animal walked 1,300 kms over five months to set the unintended benchmark. The country now has as many as 2,967 tigers in the wild, with more than half of them in Madhya Pradesh and Karnataka, according to the latest tiger estimation report for 2018, released in July this year.

The news was shared by Parveen Kaswan, an Indian Forest Service officer, through his Twitter handle. Kaswan, with 60,200 followers on the social media platform, often tweets on nature and wildlife.

"A #tiger has just walked into record books. Undertaken longest walk ever recorded in #India of 1,300km in five months. In search of ...