A dozen young tigers caught on camera!
What is better than spotting one tiger cub in the wild? Spotting a dozen! Forest officials at one tiger reserve in Uttar Pradesh, India, say that camera trap results show at least a dozen tiger cubs below the age of two in the core area. If this news is confirmed through further field study, it will be a great boost to tiger conservation efforts in India.
During its routine camera trap study the Forest Department recorded the number of tigers in the reserve. But this time around, they also noted the cubs seen through the camera traps, other than recording the adult tiger population and the sub-adult tiger numbers (those more than 2.5 years of age)
From these studies officers predicted there were between 9 to 11 cubs below 2 years of age in the forests. The number will be confirmed when the census exercise is completed and all the numbers are finally recorded and tallied.
Source: India’s Enangered
Photo: Michael Vickers www.tigersintheforest.com