Panna tigress 213-22 gives birth to two cubs

Source: The Hitavada      Date: 17 May 2017 11:31:22


Staff Reporter,

Interestingly, the tigress has established her territory 125 km away from reserved area of PTR and gave birth to the cubs

Panna Tiger Reserve (PTR) gives wildlife enthusiasts another reason to visit the park with sighting of tigress 213-22 with two new cubs, about six months old, in Sarbhanga (close to Chitrakoot border of Uttar Pradesh and Madhya Pradesh).


Interestingly, the tigress has established her territory 125 km away from reserved area of PTR and gave birth to the cubs. Tigress 213-22 is cub of tiger 213, which was born in October 2010. Mother tigress of 213 is tigress T-2, brought to Panna from Kanha Tiger Reserve. Principal Chief Conservator of Forest (Wildlife Wing) Jitendra Agrawal said the tigress and cubs are safe.


Team of PTR and Satna forest are monitoring her continuously. The tigress left the reserve area during January 2016 with a male tiger of same reserve. As tigress is equipped with radio collar, Panna officials are monitoring her continuously. Talking about the issue, PTR officials said they are happy to see the new cubs in the reserve. Management is trying to provide maximum security and privacy the tigress and its cubs. Recently, in November 2016, tigress T-6 was brought to the park from Pench Tiger Reserve during January 2014.

The tigress has given birth to the four cubs for third time. Tigress P-222 was originally born in Panna National Park. The tigress is second cub of T-2, brought from Kanha Tiger Reserve. All the four cubs of T-6 are about four months old, while two cubs of T-222 are about 1.6 months old.

It may be noted that Panna Tiger Reserve has special contribution in tiger introduction in Panna landscape. In early 2009, Panna Tiger Reserve had lost all its tigers and big cats were subsequently reintroduced to revive their population. When the relocation programme began, wildlife experts doubted its success. Now the project is being seen as the most successful try-out ever.