Sariska tigress in Rajasthan gives birth to 3 cubs
ST-12 gave birth to the cubs in Rampura forest of the Talvrakshak range. CCTVs - installed in the forest to monitor the activities of big cats – caught footages of ST-12 with her cubs. The human intervention is very little in the forest area where the tigress gave birth to these cubs.
Jaipur: In good news to wildlife lovers, tigress – ST-12 – has littered three cubs in Sariska Tiger Reserve in Rajasthan.
CCTVs installed at the reserve spotted Tigress ST-12 with her three cubs near a waterhole on Sunday. Forest officials said that tigress ST-12 gave birth to 3 cubs recently. The cubs are three months old now as per the forest officials. The number of tigers at Sariska Tiger Reserve has now gone up to 17.
A senior official of Sariska Tiger Reserve situated in Alwar district of Rajasthan said that the tigress gave birth to the cubs in Rampura forest of the Talvrakshak range. CCTVs – installed in the forest to monitor the activities of big cats – caught footages of ST-12 with her cubs. The human intervention is very little in the forest area where the tigress gave birth to these cubs.
The Tigress ST-12 was previously spotted on July 7 but the cubs were not spotted by the cameras at that time. More cameras were installed to locate the cubs. Finally, footages of three cubs with ST-12 was captured on Sunday, said Sariska DFO Hemant Singh Shekhawat.
Sariska Wildlife Sanctuary is home to 17 tigers now. Among them, eight are the tigresses, four are tigers and five are cubs. Tigress ST-14 has earlier littered two cubs. Tiger ST1 and ST11 died recently and Tigress ST-5 is still missing. No Camera has spotted tigress ST-5 for a long time, added Shekhawat.
The Sariska Tiger Reserve is located at Alwar district of Rajasthan and spread over an area of 866 Km square.