Dudhwa National Park | Monday, 9 December 2019
On Saturday, evening safari, the rarest tiger sighting happened in Dudhwa National Park when the five newborn tiger cub (five-cubs) were sighted with her mother, Beldanda on the track at Kishanpur wildlife Sanctuary.The Beautiful tigress of Dudhwa , Beldanda was spotted with her five newborn tiger cubs on road no. 17 in Kishanpur wildlife Sanctuary which is part of Dudhwa Tiger Reserve. It must be the first litter of her. The newborn tiger cub should be around two or three months old.
Newborn Tiger cub
After a gestation period (The tigress’ gestation period is about three and half months), a tigress gives birth to a live litter, usually comprising three or four new born tiger cub, but as many as seven, may be produced in a litter. The mortality rate of tiger cub is very high, and only about half of those born ever survive to reach maturity. Therefore, to spot five tiger cubs with their mother is really amazing as well as rare too!
The rarest tiger cub sighting was reported by the regular and enthusiast wild life photographer Siddharth Singhfrom lucknow and Abhishek chandan Jain from Meerut. Abhishek Jain said that,”Beldanda is the dominant tigress of Kishanpur wildlife Sanctuary who roams frequently in this area. She is quite a big tigress, is there in tourism zone for nearly three years and is the queen of Kishanpur wildlife Sanctuary. FATHER of the cubs is Chaltua male who is very huge in size and bold also.”
Dudhwa National Park
Dudhwa National Park, which at present is home to around 100 plus tigers, was declared as Wildlife sanctuary in 1958 for swamp deer and in 1977 it was notified as a national park. In 1987, the park was declared a tiger reserve and brought under the purview of the ‘Project Tiger’. Together with the Kishanpur Wildlife Sanctuary and the Katarniaghat Wildlife Sanctuary it forms the Dudhwa Tiger Reserve.
For Safari at Dudhwa National Park,
ABHISHEK JAIN, Mobile no. 9837071046 & SIDDHARTH SINGH, Mobile no. 9559758965 (LUCKNOW)