Tigress Vijaya delivers 2 cubs at Nandankanan zoo

Bhubaneswar: Bringing cheers for wildlife lovers, white tigress Vijaya delivered two cubs today at the Nandankanan Zoological Park in Bhubaneswar.

Deputy Director of the zoo, Jayant Kumar Das said the white tigress delivered the first cub at 7:05 AM and the second one at 8:00 AM today. Out of two cubs, one is a white tiger while the other one is a Royal Bengal tiger.

Vijaya delivered the cubs out of mating with normal coloured tiger Roshan during June this year, Das further informed.

Health condition of the two cubs and the tigress is stable and they are being monitored, said sources.
Authorities of the zoo said for the next few days the cubs will not be released into the enclosure.

In January this year, white tigress Ankita had given birth to two normal-coloured cubs in an enclosure of the zoo.

Apart from the two cubs, the zoo has at present eight white tigers, two black tigers and 14 Royal Bengal tigers.

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