The Forest Division on Saturday rescued two tiger cubs from the Mudumalai Tiger Reserve (MTR) after their mom was discovered useless close to Achakarai within the Singara Forest Vary.
Ok.Ok. Kaushal, Subject Director of MTR, mentioned the carcass was discovered on Friday night by the Forest division workers. Because it was nightfall, they determined to do the autopsy on Saturday. “After we reached the spot on Saturday, we heard the cries of two cubs close to the carcass,” mentioned Mr. Kaushal.
Following the event, the main focus rapidly shifted to the well-being of the 2 male cubs. “Now we have two choices; one is to ship them to a zoo or ship them to a facility the place they are going to stay captive. Nonetheless, it has been determined that we are going to go together with the second possibility and slowly reintroduce them again into the wild,” he mentioned.
He mentioned that efforts could be made to minimise the contact the 2 cubs would have with people until the time of their launch, which might be after they’re two years of age. “Now we have the experience to provide the 2 cubs an opportunity at changing into wild tigers, so we are going to do our greatest to make this a actuality,” mentioned Mr. Kaushal.
A autopsy was carried out on the tigress, which, officers mentioned, was round 9 years outdated. Deputy Director of MTR (Buffer Zone) L.C.S. Srikanth mentioned the reason for loss of life was not recognized however he didn’t rule out poisoning. “Now we have collected samples of the abdomen contents of the tigress in addition to samples of the animal’s different visceral organs for evaluation. We are going to ship them to completely different laboratories for testing and solely after the outcomes are returned will we have now a greater concept of what triggered the animal’s loss of life,” mentioned Mr. Srikanth.