Jaipur: In good news to wildlife lovers, a Ranthambore tigress – known T-73 – has given birth to three cubs. She was spotted with her newly born cubs on Sunday. She and her cubs were caught on CCTVs installed for tiger surveillance in a no-tourism zone of the Ranthambore tiger reserve in Sawaimadhopur district.
T-73 is the daughter of Sundari – a tigress popular among tourists from all over the world.
“We spotted the cubs in an area where the tourists are now allowed. The cubs were with their mother. We have stepped up security and surveillance in the area,” said a senior forest department officer.
The news has come as a big relief to Rajasthan wildlife department which was facing flak for the death of a tiger in Sariska national park due to the alleged overdose of tranquilizing agents. The chief minister Ashok Gehlot had ordered an administrative enquiry into the incident.
In January, Tigress T-84 and T-69 were captured on camera with their cubs. The total number of tigers in Ranthambore has now gone up to 73.
According to Ranthambore Field Director YK Sahu, the total number of tigers at Ranthambore has gone up to 69. Of them, 25 are tigresses, 25 are tigers and 19 are cubs. The increasing population of tigers at Ranthambore has come as great news to wildlife lovers across the world.