Kaziranga forest guards found the cub while patrolling the park's Burapahar Range on October 21 last year. Several attempts were made to reunite the cub with its mother before shifting it to the CWRC, one-of-its-kind animal rehabilitation centre in the country.
The rehabilitation centre is run by International Fund for Animal Welfare-Wildlife Trust of India (WTI) in coordination with the Assam forest department.
According to WTI chief veterinarian NVK Ashraf, rehabilitation of hand-raised tigers is not popular in India as there are reports of the released tiger losing fear of humans. "The Raipur zoo expressed interest to have the cub and formally sent a letter through Central Zoo Authority following which we arranged the transfer," he said.
The cub is expected to reach Raipur by Monday after travelling 2,100km by train from Guwahati in a special cage.