At Sariska Tiger Reserve, you will now experience more amazing jungle safari. The tourists can tend to see more tigers as a tigress has given birth to three cubs which were caught on a hidden camera. It is extremely great news from the national park situated in Alwar district of Rajasthan. On August 31, Tigress ST12 was captured on a hidden camera near a water body with her three cubs.
Previously, Sariska were facing scarcity of tigers as one was poached and a tigress went missing earlier this year. The birth of these new cubs has increased the total counting in reserve from 14 to 17. In these, 5 are cubs and 12 are adults. With these new additions, the forest administration is cheering.
In 2004-2005, there was immense drop in the population of tigers due to poaching. This news had flashed out in the country but gradually situation turnaround. Tigers were relocated by the Rajasthan Forest Department and the Project Tiger Director. The first tiger to be moved from Ranthambore to Sariska was flown in an Indian Air Force helicopter from Ranthambore on June 28, 2008. After that, the relocation of the tigers began. In fact, Sariska is the first place, anywhere in the world, where tigers have been successfully relocated.
Sariska Tiger Reserve
Spreading over an area of 866 km2 (334 sq mi), Sariska Tiger Reserve is a national park and tiger reserve located in the Alwar district, Rajasthan. The reserve was declared a national park in 1990. It is the first reserve in the world to have successfully relocated tigers.