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Tiger cub dies at Nahargarh Biological Park in Jaipur

One of the three cubs of Tigress ‘Rambha’ died on Tuesday night just four days after their birth at Nahargarh Biological Park in Jaipur. The park authorities are now trying to ensure survival of the remaining two cubs.

Staff Writer | Updated:
December 14, 2018 5:36 pm
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Jaipur: One of the three cubs of Tigress ‘Rambha’ died on Tuesday night just four days after their birth at Nahargarh Biological Park in Jaipur. The park authorities are now trying to ensure survival of the remaining two cubs.

The tigress ‘Rambha’ was captured by CCTVs taking care of her two cubs on Thursday. She did not leave them alone throughout the day on Thursday.

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According to Dr Ashok Kumar Tanwar of Nahargarh Biological Park, the health of the tigress ‘Rambha’ and her three cubs was fine until Monday night. The CCTV footages showed one of the cubs lying motionless on the floor on Tuesday morning.

“The reason of the cub’s death could be lack of oxygen or related to some heart ailment as per the postmortem report. It is called cardiopulmonary failure in medical terms. When a sufficient amount of oxygen does not reach the brain, the lungs, and heart stop functioning, it can lead to deaths in animals,” added the doctor.

The authorities usually monitor all the activities of newly born cubs and their mother through cameras. The human interruption around them is not allowed. The mother on sighting any human intervention tries to hide her cubs with her mouth and paws, which could be harmful to newly borns.

Tigress ‘Rambha’ gave birth to three cubs at Nahargarh Biological Park of Jaipur on December 7. The father of these cubs is Tiger ‘Nahar’.

To monitor the activities of the tigress ‘Rambha’, the forest department installed CCTVs in her cage and surrounding areas. The number of tigers increased to seven at the Nahargarh Biological Park. Now, the number is six.

First published: December 14, 2018
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