Photo by Mohan Singh on 6 June 2019 at Ranthambore!
Ranthambore | Wed. Jun 12, 2019
A newborn tiger cub spotted during Ranthambore safari, Rajasthan wildlife :
Tuesday evening, Ranthambore safari was very special for Ranthambore National Park when Ranthambore tigress, T-60 aka Junior Indu was sighted with her newborn tiger cub at Lahpur area in zone no 2 on date 21 May, 2019.
In Ranthambore, the tigress, T-60 also known as Junior Indu was sighted with her newborn tiger cub in the dry river belt of Polaki Deh in Lahpur valley during Ranthambore safari at around 5 pm by nature guide, Pramod Sharma. He reported that he spotted the tigress, T-60 (Junior Indu) with her solo tiger cub while she was walking in the dry river behind bushes and her solo cub was following its mother. The tigress, T-60 walked with her tiny cub around 20 minutes and later she sat down with her cub in a water hole. It was really quite amazing sighting of T-60 and her newborn tiger cub. It is the first time, when T-60 was sighted with her newborn tiger cub by the tourists vehicles and the nature guides. The newborn tiger cub should be around 3 and half months old. Nature guide, Pramod Sharma added that as a nature guide, whenever he goes to zone no. 2, he has always been checked whole territory of T-60 that comes in tourism area, since 12 April 2019 in the hope of T-60 with her second litter.
The solo cub of T-60, crossing the track after mother
Photo by Mohan Singh on 6 June 2019, in Ranthambore National Park
Ranthambore tigress, Junior Indu aka T-60
Recently , Junior Indu aka T-60 was spotted with her newborn tiger cub on Friday,12 April 2019 first time during the tracking time by forest guards. At around 8 am, they spotted tigress T-60 with her newborn tiger cub near Guda check post at Lahpur valley. At that moment, the tigress, Junior Indu was walking with her newborn tiger cub in the dry drain inside bushes. Suddenly, both were disappeared in the forest.
After this information, the forest team started to tracking the mother and her newborn tiger cub and put extra cameras ( Camera trapping) in her territory to get more information about her and that litter. At that time, the newborn tiger cub should be two and half months old. It is the 2nd litter of Junior Indu (T-60). She is a quite young mother of Lahpur valley . She covers Gandra, Polaki-Deh and Mansarowar area in Lahpur valley, including some part of zone no. 2 .She shares her territory with dominant male tiger, T-57 that is also known as Singhsth . Therefore, the tiger, T-57 aka Singhsth should be the father of newborn tiger cub.
That's why, so, we all nature guides were hoping for good news from T-60 aka Junior Indu who is the daughter of T-31, Indu, mother from Indala area. She had given a litter including two females. After grew up as sub adults, they had separated from her mother (T-31) and both female cubs are known as T-59 aka Alcmene and T-60 aka Junior Indu.
Earlier, Ranthambore tigress, T-60 littered three cubs for the first time in March 2016. In her first litter, she delivered 3 cubs including two males & one female. She was spotted with her 1st litter during Ranthambore safari on 18 March, 2016. After grew up as sub adults tiger, they had separated from their mother. All three cubs have been known as T-97 ( male), T-98 ( male) and T-99 (female).
Ranthambore National Park, which at present is home to around 70 plus tigers, was declared as Sawai Madhopur Wildlife Sanctuary in 1955 and in 1973 it was included in Project Tiger 'scheme. It got the status of National Park in 1980.