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Sariska tiger population rises to 21 with a new cub

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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.

Hindustan Times

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