After a mourning for the loss of 18 tigers since January 2016, Bandhanvgarh National Park cheered up by spotting a whooping number of 46 tiger cubs in the premises.
According to KP Bangar, Joint Director, Bandhavgarh National Park, nearly 35 cubs in the age bracket of 10 to 24 months and 11 cubs below 11 months were caught on the camera traps in the park. Bangar also stated that they have identified the number of cubs through comparison of various photographs that were accessed from different camera traps installed in different locations of the reserve. “These camera traps are not only giving us rough idea about the number of cubs, but also information about their movement, health and probable age”, he said. In another statement he said that the presence of so many cubs in the reserve has increased the responsibilities for the officials as now they have to ensure the safety of the cubs as well as see to it that they grow in a healthy atmosphere.
Bandhavgarh Tiger Reserve is located between the Vindhyan and Satpura ranges in the Umaria district of Madhya Pradesh. It is reckoned to be one of the parks with highest tiger density in the country. According to census, the park has about 70 tigers. Click here to read more about Bandhavgarh park.
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