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Jaipur: Tiger sighting at Jamwa Ramgarh after 17 years cheers Rajasthan forest department

The cub of ST-9 was spotted in the sanctuary a few days ago.

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February 1, 2018, 11:37 am


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Jaipur: The sighting of a tiger cub at Jamwa Ramgarh wildlife sanctuary, nearly 50 km from Jaipur, has cheered wildlife lovers as well as the Rajasthan forest department. The cub of ST-9 was spotted in the sanctuary a few days ago, bringing hope of a revival in wildlife tourism in the area in the near future.

The tigress ST-9 belongs to the Sariska Tiger Reserve and her cub ST-15 strayed to Jamwa Ramgarh Sanctuary recently. For the past 40 days, this two-and-a-half-year-old cub has been spotted moving around different parts of the sanctuary.

Janekhawar Singh of the Sariska Tiger Project at Ajabgarh Range stated that by 2004 tigers had become extinct in Sariska region. After the conservation project had started, this is the first instance of a tiger being spotted in Jamwa Ramgarh sanctuary. The tiger was roaming in the Ajabgarh Range and then reached Jamwa Ramgarh.

The tiger was first spotted on October 17 in the Dagota road region. After spending a week there, the tiger left for Narayani Mata region. He returned in the first week of November and has been regularly spotted in this region. Prior to the year 2000, occasional movement of tigers was seen at Jamwa Ramgarh sanctuary however it completely stopped thereafter.

The safari tourism is expected a boost with the arrival of this tiger. The Sankotda and Dagota region have about 20 tigers at the moment. The ST-15 Tiger has also settled here. The region is only about 50 km from Jaipur city hence more tourists are expected to visit in coming months.

First published: December 3, 2017