Sariska tiger population rises to 21 with a new cub
In the midst of the coronavirus pandemic, there is good news for wildlife lovers from Sariska, where a tigress has given birth to a cub.
Field Director Sariska Tiger Reserve RN Meena said the ST-14 tigress gave birth to a cub two months ago. The reserve has six tigers, ten tigers, and four sub-adults. The new cub brings the tiger population to 21.
In May, the ST-12 tigress was caught on camera with three new cubs in the reserve. This was the second litter of three 6-year-old ST-12 puppies. The cubs were three months old. In 2018, she gave birth to three cubs who scattered after they became adults.
In March 2020, after a two-year wait, Sariska’s ST-10 tigress and her cub were spotted on the Talvriksh range.
Sariska Tiger Foundation, Dinesh Verma’s secretary welcomed the news of the new cub. “The Sariska Tiger Reserve is certainly a potential habitat and can host a good number of big cats. The current number of 20 can increase to 35 but for that we need to reduce grazing inside and outside the reserve, ”he said.