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Four tiger cubs spotted with T-19 in Rathambore national park

February 1, 2018, 5:48 pm

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Jaipur:  There is good news from Rathambore tiger reserve for wildlife lovers. The park officials recently spotted a tigress with her four newly born cubs. The cubs have been littered by T-19, popularly known among wildlife enthusiasts as Krishna. Tigress Krishna was spotted with her cubs in Lakarda area in Ranthambore national park. Eye-witnesses immediately informed serious forest department officers. As the news spread, there was celebration among tourist guides and wildlife lovers. The new litter will further boost the population of tigers in Ranthambore. Security arrangments were stepped up in and around the territory of the tigress. The forest department officials are trying to trace and monitor the movement of cubs. The Rajasthan state assembly had been informed by the state government recently that there were 62 tigers in Ranthambore tiger reserve. If these figures are true, the number of tigers will now go up to 66. However, the number of big cats is more than the reserve’s capacity leading to migration and territorial adjustment of weak and adult tigers. The reserve is spread over 932 sq. km. A report with the reply stated that seven female and three male tigers in the reserve are untraceable in the last five years. The reserve is gaining popularity among tourists from all over the world due to increasing population of tigers. For the financial year 2016-17, the reserve was the highest revenue grosser at Rs 23.06 crore, according to forest department statistics. Compared to this, Tadoba Andhari Tiger Reserve (Maharashtra) earned Rs 5 crore while Bandhavgarh (Madhya Pradesh) managed just Rs 3.8 crore.

First published: June 23, 2017