The four new-born tiger cubs spot in Ranthambhore

The four new-born tiger cubs spot in Ranthambhore

(The queen of Ranthambhore, Krishna is walking with her 4 new cubs in zone no. 4 first time.Copyright Mrs. Vinita with permission for first three photoes).

Ranthambhore | Fri. June 23, 2017

Ranthambhore| Four tiny new-born tiger cubs were spotted with their mother, Krishna aka T-19 in Ranthambhore Tiger Reserve, situated in Sawai Madhopur district of Rajasthan.

Today in the morning safari, the great mother and the queen of Ranthambhore, Krishna was spotted with her four cubs in zone no. 4. The icon of Ranthambhore Tiger Reserve , T-19 was sighted with her four cubs near Berda-Valley in the morning drive while she was walking and her tiny cubs were following along the track. It is the 3rd litter of Krishna that is sighted first time in the park. The new born cubs should be around 3 or 4 months old.

The queen, Krishna and her 4 cubs were spotted by nature guide, Salauddin Shekh and the guest, Mrs. Vinita jain. It was really very rare sighting only for one canter. Nature guide, Salauddin Shekh said that he was surprised, when the queen of Ranthambhore crossed the track and her 4 cubs walking behind the mother in a line. They walked for while then disappeared down side the hill. It was quite good sighting for 5 minutes.

Krishna is the dominant tigress of Ranthambhore who walks frequently in zone no. 4 and 5. It should be kept in mind that before November 16, she used to rules famous lakes territory i.e zone 03.Due to her own growing cubs she had to shift to zone 04. She is about 9 year’s old tigress. She is the daughter of Great Machhali.

Earlier, the tigress, T-19 had given birth to two litters. She had given her first litter including two males & one female in 2011.

After grew up as adults, they had separated from their mother (T-19) in 2013. The female cub is known as T-63, while the both male cubs are known as T-64 and T-65.

Later, March 2014, she was spotted with her second litter including 4 cubs. Unfortunately, one of them disappeared very soon. Rests of three cubs are identified as T-83, her name is Lighting, T-84, her name is Arrow-Head and T-85, his name is Packman.

It is the 3rd litter of Krishna. No doubt, she is the Great Mother of Ranthambhore Tiger Reserve. She has giving 11 cubs. God bless whole family! We all nature guides respect her by our heart!

In this month, June, it is the second good news about tiger’s cubs. On 6 June 2017, one new tiger cub of T-79 was also captured in camera trap.


( Ranthambhore queen, Krishna coming for drinking water on May 22, 2017 in the evening drive. This photo gave indication about the new hope .Copyright Shakir Ali with permission)

Ranthambore Tiger Reserve, which at present is home to around 60 tigers, was declared as Sawai Madhopur Wildlife sanctuary in 1955 and in 1973 it gained the protection of `Project Tiger`. It got the status of National Park in 1980.

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    Shard Sharma on Jun 24, 2017

    We were hoping a great news from Krishna aka T-19 since new session, and got great news at end of the session.. any how big cheer!