Once tigerless Panna Reserve blessed with six cubs
tigerless Panna Tiger Reserve has now been blessed with six cubs. According to
sources, tigresses T-4 and T-2 of the park recently gave birth to 3 cubs each.
reserve has extended its special cooperation in giving a new direction to tiger
conservation not only in Madhya Pradesh, but in entire country also.
Forest Minister Sartaj
Singh has lauded and congratulated Director Panna Tiger Reserve R Shriniwasan
and his entire team for birth of 6 tiger cubs in the reserve.
The forest minister
said that addition of half a dozen tigers in once tigerless Panna tiger reserve
is significant. Singh informed that despite all-out efforts, tiger species in
Panna had become extinct in year 2009. Forest Department has set a precedent by
dealing with this calamity and relocating tiger species there again.
tiger reserve has 11 (adult and semi-adult) tigers including 5 rehabilitated
ones. Panna tiger reserve has been conferred National Award by National Tiger
Conservation Authority for this successful innovation.
Singh said that
Panna tiger reserve has belied the general belief that it is impossible to
rehabilitate tigers in a new area. Tigers and tigresses brought from other
areas have settled in the reserve successfully. Of these, 3 tigresses have
given birth to cubs.
tigress T-4 has also belied the general belief that it is impossible to teach
forest skills to tigers raised in enclosure by human beings. The tigress has
adapted to jungle completely now. T-4 had given birth to 4 cubs in November
After remaining with
mother for one year, these cubs are now roaming independently. Similarly, T-2
brought from Kanha in March 2009 has given birth to 4 then 3 and now 3 cubs
again this time.