Birth of three tiger cubs for the first time in Ramgarh Vishdhari Tiger Reserve (RVTR)

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For the first time, three tiger cubs were born at Ramgarh Vishdhari Tiger Reserve (RVTR) in Bundi, Rajasthan.

An Overview of the News

  • This significant event happened a year after a tigress named T-102 was transferred to the park.

  • The number of tigers in the reserve has now increased to five, including a male tiger named T-115 and a tigress named T-102, who is the daughter of Ranthambore tigress T-73.

  • During the previous birth, the tigress gave birth to four cubs in November 2020, but they were killed by male tiger T-115 or other wild animals.

  • To ensure the safety and survival of the newborn cubs, plans are underway to relocate the tigress from the area, as the male tiger poses a threat to them.

Ramgarh Vishdhari Tiger Reserve:

  • Ramgarh Vishdhari Wildlife Sanctuary was designated a tiger reserve on 5 July 2021 as it was given in-principle approval by the NTCA.

  • It was given the status of a wildlife sanctuary in 1982 under a state act called the Rajasthan Wild Animals and Birds Protection Act, 1951.

  • It is located in the Bundi district of Rajasthan.

  • Its core area is 481.9 sq km and buffer area is 1019.98 sq km.

  • Mez river passes through this tiger reserve which is a tributary of Chambal river.

  • The total population of tigers in this reserve is five which includes one male tiger, one tigress and three newborn cubs.

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