Sariska Reserve: Tigress ST-14 gives birth to two cubs
Trap cameras captured images of two cubs in Kalighati forest area in Sariska Tiger Reserve. Security arrangements have been stepped up in the area where the cubs were spotted.
Jaipur: There is finally some good news from Sariska Tiger Reserve, which was rocked recently by the death of tigress ST-11 and disappearance of ST-5. Tigress ST-14 has given birth to two cubs. These cubs were spotted by trap cameras for the first time on Saturday. The cubs are nearly two months old.
Sariska CCF Dr Govind Sagar Bhardwaj said that the trap cameras captured images of two cubs in Kalighati forest area in Sariska Tiger Reserve.
“The footages show ST-14 walking towards a waterhole along with her two cubs. The images have been corroborated by two forest department employees who saw the cubs,” said Bhardwaj.
He added that ST-14 has littered cubs for the first time. Security arrangements have been stepped up in the area where the cubs were spotted.
The news brought cheers to wildlife lovers who were earlier saddened by the death of ST-11. The body of the tigress was found under mysterious circumstances. The officials initially said that the tiger got trapped in the iron fencing around the farm and died. However since t there were marks of fresh injuries on his legs, there were speculations about a poaching attempt.
Another tigress ST-5 has been untraceable.