Tiger population in Ranthambore and Sariska crosses 100
Jaipur: The tiger population is increasing in Rajasthan’s two most famous wildlife sanctuaries – Ranthambore National Park and Sariska Tiger Reserve. The total number of tigers in these parks has crossed 100. While there are at least 74 tigers in Ranthambore, Sariska now has 26 tigers.
On Tuesday, four cubs were spotted in Ranthambore and Sariska. In Phalodi range of Ranthambore National Park, T-79 was spotted with two cubs. The cubs which were captured by trap cameras set up in the forest are believed to be about 3 months old. Just three days ago, another tigress Noor was spotted with a cub in Ranthambore. Experts believe that the tigress may have littered more cubs and they might be spotted in the coming days. Ranthambore now has at least 74 tigers.
In Akbarpur range of Sariska tiger reserve, tigress – ST–17 – was spotted with two cubs. She too was captured with cubs in trap cameras. The cubs are believed to 2 months old. Three months ago, another tigress – ST-19 – was spotted with two cubs in Sariska. The total number of tigers including cubs in Sariska has gone up to 26.
Ranthambore and Sariska are very popular among wildlife lovers. The growing population of tigers in these reserves will lead to an increase in tourist footfall, experts believe.
Security has been stepped in the areas of Ranthambore and Sariska where cubs were spotted.