The three cubs have been named Tara, Tripura and Tejas.
Jaipur: Asiatic lioness Tejika’s three cubs are growing up fast. They are enthralling foresters and tourists at Nahargarh Biological Park in Jaipur and have also become an apple of Rajasthan chief minister Vasundhara Raje’s eyes. The CM on Monday revealed their names on her Twitter handle and introduced them to her social media followers.
— Vasundhara Raje (@VasundharaBJP) July 10, 2017
“The three cubs have been named Tara, Tripura and Tejas. They are almost two months old now. They are healthy and being fed by their mother regularly,” said a Nahargarh Biological Park official.
These cubs will become instrumental in Rajasthan government realizing its plans to introduce lion safari at Nahargarh biological park.
Asiatic lioness Tejika had given birth to five cubs over a period of three days in May. The officials said that the lioness gave birth to five cubs over a period of three days. One of them was born dead, while another struggled for life due to excessive weakness. It also died while undergoing treatment.
Three cubs, however, survived much to the joy of wildlife lovers.
“The first three cubs were born at 6.51 pm, 9.26 pm and 12.04 am on the intervening night of May 20 and May 21,” said a senior forest department officer.
The officer said that Tejika was critically weak after giving birth to the first three cubs, but when she littered two more cubs on May 22, her health substantially improved.
However the two cubs born on May 22 died.
Earlier in May, the forest department invited tenders to develop an area around the park for taking tourists on a lion safari. The tenders were invited after getting a go-ahead from the Rajasthan government. Raje had announced that an area around Nahargarh Biological Park would be developed for lion safari. She made the announcement while inaugurating the park last year.