Ranthambore National Park, Sawai Madhopur
News Update: 27-May-2018
It seems that troubles keep following the cubs of Tigress T-83 since their birth. Earlier, the cubs were at the trouble when their mother T-83 abandoned them for around a week and went away to stay with tiger t-95 in another zone of the Ranthambore Tiger Reserve. The cubs were on the mother’s feed when she left them leaving the Ranthambore forest department puzzled about the survival and safety of the little cubs till their mother returned to them. However, the tigress returned and reunited with the cubs after a week of abandonment which relieved the anxiety of the forest department.
Now, the cubs have gone missing from the Amaghati forest area where these cubs were living. The tigress Lightening, also known as T-83, had delivered a litter of two cubs around three months ago in the Amaghati region of the Ranthambore National Park and since then the cubs have lived in the area. As per the officials of the Ranthambore Tiger Reserve, the pug mark of one of the cubs has not been traced for the past three weeks. The trekking is ongoing for the missing cub.
However, since the cubs were born, they were in the threat of attack by the tiger T-95 as their mother T-83 was staying with the tiger. The movement of T-95 was recorded in the Amaghati region when Lightening visits the area to feed her cubs. Though, the forest department didn’t confirm any of such speculation of cubs being attacked by the tiger T-95. After the death of three tigers and missing of a tiger earlier, this is the new incident which puts a question mark on the security of wildlife in the Ranthambore Tiger Reserve.
The safety of tigers is the prime issue in the park as all the incidents of tiger deaths and tiger missing have occurred within the few months. Around one month ago, two tiger sub-adult cubs were found dead in the Ranthambore NP under the mysterious circumstances whose reason of death is still unknown to the officials. A few days before the death of the two sub-adult cubs, one tiger died during the rescue operation of the tiger when it entered into a village nearby the park. Now, the missing cubs have raised the questions over the safety and security system at the Ranthambore National Park.