30 May 2024

Good News For Tiger Lovers: Five new cubs seen in Rajasthan's Sariska in a single day, tiger population increased to 40

Alwar: On Thursday, a cub of tigress ST 12 was seen in camera trap in Sariska of Alwar district in Rajasthan.

On Wednesday itself, four cubs of tigress ST 22 were seen in camera trap. While tigress ST 22 has given birth to 4 cubs, ST 12 was seen with four cubs on Thursday.

ST 12 was seen with three cubs in March, then it was believed that there were three cubs, but after seeing the camera trap, it was confirmed that ST 12 has given birth to four cubs. On Wednesday, ST 27 gave birth to two cubs, which were seen in the camera.

The tiger population in Sariska has now increased to 40. These include 11 male tigers, 14 female tigers and 15 cubs. For the first time since 2018, two tigresses have given birth to four cubs together in Sariska. Also, seven new cubs have been seen during two days.

Sariska Forest Officer Mahendra Sharma said that one cub of tigress ST 12 was seen in the camera trap, while tigress ST 22 was seen in the camera trap with four cubs. Tigress ST 12 and tigress ST 22 both are offsprings of Sariska tigress ST 10 and both the tigresses are roaming in the Tal Vriksha Range. 

In Sariska, out of the 40 tiger families, most tigers are offsprings of tigress ST 10. Within two days, two new cubs have been seen in Sariska. This has been seen for the first time in the history of Sariska.

Forest Minister expresses happiness

Meanwhile, Rajasthan Forest Minister and Alwar city MLA Sanjay Sharma expressed happiness by celebrating at his residence today.

While talking to journalists, he said that this is good news for Sariska. For the first time, three cubs were seen in March, but today four cubs were seen with this tigress. Four cubs were seen with ST 22 today and on Wednesday ST 27 gave birth to two cubs, where 10 cubs have been seen in Sariska in six months, now their number has risen to 40.

He told that the tiger population in Sariska is continuously increasing, for this the officers and forest guards deserve congratulations, who are working hard. They are monitoring the big cats.

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