The 12-year old tiger which was captured by the forest officials recently from a plantation at Shikaripura, was released to Bhadra Reserve Forest at Hipla on Saturday, in the presence of Minister for Forest and Environment Jairam Ramesh.
The tiger was brought to the release spot in a covered lorry. When the door of the cage was opened, the tiger lethargically walked into the woods and vanished from site.
The tiger was captured on May 1. The tiger was petrified because of the capturing operation and hence it took some days to be back to normal.