Lone surviving tiger cub to be shifted to Satpura

  • Rahul Noronha, Hindustan Times, Bhopal
  • Updated: Aug 08, 2014 21:20 IST

The lone surviving cub of the tigress that was found dead at Bandhavgarh national park on Wednesday after a territorial fight with another tiger will be moved to Satpura tiger reserve where it would be brought up in semi-wild conditions. The cub will be released in the wild upon attaining maturity.

On Thursday, Bandhavgarh national park staff found the surviving cub, a 5-month-old female, near the Chital camp in Tala range. The other two cubs of the tigress - locally known as Kankati - were found dead on Thursday.

Kankati was found dead near the MP tourism hotel near Tala on Wednesday morning after she was killed in a territorial fight by another tiger. The two cubs found dead were also killed by the other tiger.

Field director, Bandhavgarh tiger reserve, CH Murlikrishna, told HT that the surviving cub is being reared under the standard operating procedures (SOP) of the National Tiger Conservation Authority (NTCA). "The cub is kept in an enclosure in Behera and would be shifted to the Satpura tiger reserve where it is to be eventually released. An enclosure would be created at Satpura where the cub would be kept and reared in semi-wild conditions till it is ready for being released in the wild," he said.

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