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HH Maharaja Martand Singh Ji

Rewa (M.P.)

The Mohan

First White Tiger of the world

White Tiger Safari Rewa

Mand, Mukundpur Forest,

Govindgarh, REWA (M.P.)


Mobile No. 088 7842 1931

E Mail: whitetigersafari@gmail.com

Rewa The State of White Tigers


Powerful roar of white tigers will soon reverberate in Madhya Pradesh's Vindhya region as the world's first White Tiger Safari would begin in Rewa, which was once home to this rare breed of the big cats.

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White Tiger Safari, Mand, Mukundpur Forest, Govindgarh, REWA (M.P.)


     Powerful roar of white tigers will soon reverberate in Rewa, Madhya Pradesh's

                              Vindhya region as the world's first White Tiger.

Safari would begin in Rewa, which was once home to this rare breed of the big cats. "The world's first White Tiger Safari would begin soon at Mand, Mukundpur Forest, Govindgarh near Rewa (M.P.) where the first white tiger was spotted by erstwhile ruler Maharaja Martand Singh in 1951 from Sidhi forest area (it was named as Mohan).

Initially, two female white tigers would be brought to begin the Safari and later a male white tiger, too, would be introduced to them for multiplication. "Nearly 99 per cent work on the Safari has been completed and it would be launched anytime next month.

The white tiger was caught by Martand Singh on May 27, 1951 from Sidhi district's Bargadi forest area and later the animal was brought to Govindarh Palace in Rewa from where it escaped the very next day and then again found in Mukundpur area about 26-27 km away from Rewa.

Mohan then remained in the area for over two decades and its progenies spread gradually to other parts of the world. "Though its progenies made their home in different parts of the world and Zoo's, they were found in their place of origin till 1976 only".

"Now, the white tigers would roar again in the area after nearly 40 years once the safari would begins. The Zoological park already existing in Mukundpur will now be known as "Mukundpur Zoo and Mohan White Tiger Safari" while the breeding centre will be named after Maharaja Martand Singh.
Madhya Pradesh 'Madhyam' will also exhibit the entire history of white tigers at the Safari to abreast the visitors about its origin and how it was first found in the forest area near here by then Maharaja Martand Singh. After Mohan came in contact with a female white tigress, Radha and later when their progenies multiplied, a total of 114 white tigers were found on earth at time in different sanctuaries and zoos across the world.

Mohan's last progeny was identified as Virat who mated with Sukethi. But Virat died on February 2, 1976, following which Sukethi was shifted to Delhi.

The plan to bring white tigers back to their origin was formulated in 2008 and later it was sent to the Centre for approval. The proposal was approved on July 5, 2010 by the Union Ministry of Environment and Forest and the Central Zoo Authority,
New Delhi gave its nod to the layout plan three years later.

"If everything goes as per plan, then Vindhya region of the state will reverberate with the roar of white tigers next month."