Two cubs spotted with tigress T-107 "Sultana" in Ranthambore National Park
NEWS: The tigress Sultana T107 gave birth to two cubs in Ranthambore. The tigress-107 and two cubs were captured in a camera trap in Ranthambore National Park on Sunday, November 8,2020. Camera Trap has captured images of two new cubs born of tigress-107 in Ranthambore National Park. This is the first time that tigress Sultana has become a mother.
There is news of happiness for wildlife lovers once again in Ranthambore on Sunday. This time the tigress Sultana i.e. T107 has reported happiness in Ranthambore. The tigress Sultana is seen in the forest department's photo trap cameras with two cubs in Amareshwar forest area. Tigers T107 cubs appear to be around four to five months old. Wildlife lovers are happy to see cubs with tigers.
With the arrival of new cubs, the tiger population in the Ranthambore Tiger Reserve is increasing.
Earlier this week, the tigress-102 gave birth to four cubs. The tigress and its four cubs were spotted in the Ama Ghati area of Ranthambore National Park.
Most of the movement of tigress T107 Sultana resides in Zone 1 of Ranthambhore National Park. Tigress T107 Sultana is the daughter of Tigress T39 Noor. It is estimated that the tigress Sultana may have been born in the month of July or August 2016. The tigress T-39 gave her 4th litter along with three female cubs around July or August 2016.
This is the first litter of tigress Sultana aka T 107. "The young tigress has given birth to cubs for the first time and the staff of the forest department is regularly monitoring their activities," said Mahendra Kumar Sharma, DFO of Ranthambore National Park.
Pictures of mother and two cubs were captured on camera in Amareshwar forest of Ranthambore Tiger Reserve. The previous photos of the tigress t 107 revealed her pregnancy.
The birth of new cubs has raised the concern of the department as the number of big cats in the Ranthambore. Tiger Reserve has reached a point where the area will start to get smaller for them. In October last year, the then chief wildlife warden Arindam Tomar proposed to the National Tiger Conservation Authority (NTCA) to shift tigers to other wildlife sanctuaries in the state. These sanctuaries include Mukundara Hills Tiger Reserve (MHTR), Sariska Tiger Reserve (STR) and Ramgarh Vishdhari Wildlife Sanctuary Bundi.
Ranthambore Tiger Reserve is located in Sawai Madhopur district of Rajasthan. The Tiger Reserve is spread over an area of over 1,700 sq km, out of which only tigers can be used in 600 sq km. The Ranthambore Sanctuary has a core area of 392 sq km, with a buffer zone of 1,342 sq km.
Amareshwar's gate closed
The tigress and cubs are being monitored continuously by the Forest Department since the tigress has been seen with the cubs for almost three months in the Amareshwar forest area. As a precaution, the entry of Amareshwar forest area has been closed by the Forest Department till further orders.
Tigers' family grew in Ranthambore
After the tigress Sultana appeared with the cubs, the tiger clan has increased in Ranthambhore. The tigress cubs are about three months old. The number of tigers in Ranthambore has now risen to 78. It includes 26 male tigers, 26 female tigers and 26 cubs.
Whereas, according to another report, the tiger population in Ranthambore includes cubs and sub-adults with populations up to 63. The report also states that as per the camera trap report between January and April, the presence of 19 male, 25 female and 19 sub-adults has been detected in the Ranthambore Tiger Reserve.