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Ramgarh Reserve Celebrates Its First Litter | Jaipur News

Jaipur: The newly notified Ramgarh Vishdhari Tiger Reserve (RVTR) in Bundi in Rajasthan witnessed the birth of cubs for the first time, a year after a tigress was relocated to the park.
The forest department released a picture of tigress T-102 with 3 cubs, captured on a camera trap.
Shikhar Agrawal, the state’s additional chief secretary of forest and environment, tweeted: “Much-awaited good news from Ramgarh Vishdhari as Begum is seen with her newborns…”
Now, the tiger population at the reserve has reached 5, which includes a male tiger, T-115. Tigress T-102 is the daughter of Ranthambore tigress T-73.
The forest department said this is the third time the big cat has given birth to cubs.
In November 2020, T-102 gave birth to 4 cubs in her first litter. On May 9, 2021, one of her cubs was found dead in the Tamba Khan area of Ranthambore National Park.
Sources said that after shifting to Ramgarh, the tigress again gave birth. However, they were killed by male tiger T-115 or some wild animal, the sources said.
“As there was a delay in shifting another tigress and there was only one pair, the tiger was not leaving the tigress alone. There is a possibility that the tigress moved away from the cubs and other wild animals killed them, or the male tiger killed the cubs,” the sources said.
The department planned to relocate 2 tigresses for male tiger T-115, which established its territory in Ramgarh after moving out from Ranthambore.
After tigress T-102 settled in her new abode, the forest department completed the necessary paperwork to bring in another big cat and received approval from the National Tiger Conservation Authority (NTCA).
Bhanwar Singh Hada, a wildlife enthusiast, said, “We will request the forest department to immediately shift another tigress here, as the threat to cubs will continue in the presence of the male tiger and their survival is at stake.”

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