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Sariska tigress gives birth to 3 cubs

According to forest officials, the three cubs of Tigress ST-10 were spotted at Sariska on Friday in Rampura forest of the Talvrakshak range. The human intervention is very little in the forest area where the tigress gave birth to these cubs.

Staff Writer | Updated:
December 22, 2018 3:44 pm
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Jaipur: In good news to wildlife lovers on Friday, Tigress ST- 10 gave birth to three cubs at Sariska Tiger Reserve of Alwar a few days ago. The cubs are 15- 20 days old, as per forest department.

According to forest officials, the three cubs of tigress ST-10 were spotted at Sariska on Friday in Rampura forest of the Talvrakshak range. The human intervention is very little in the forest area where the tigress gave birth to these cubs.

Tigress ST -10 already gave births to two cubs earlier named ST 11 and ST 12 in Sariska. ST 11 died due to some mishap last year in March.

According to preliminary reports, the three cubs are healthy and a team of experts is keeping a close tab on them.

To monitor the activities of the tigress ST-10, the forest department has installed CCTVs in her cage and surrounding areas.

The forest team is keeping a close watch on Tigress ST 10 and her newly born. They are away from any human interaction right now.

With the newly born cubs, the number of cubs has increased to eight at the Sariska Tiger Reserve. There are three adult tigers and nine adult tigresses.

The Sariska tiger reserve have seen a number of births this year. ST -14 gave births to two cubs, ST 12 gave birth to three cubs and now ST – 10 has given the birth to three cubs.

The Sariska Tiger Reserve is located at Alwar district of Rajasthan and spread over an area of 866 Km square.

First published: December 22, 2018
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