Tigress with two cubs spotted in forest in Bhopal

Bhopal: A tigress was spotted with her two cubs in the Kervan Forest area near the state capital, a senior forest official said on Monday.

The photograph of the tigress with her two cubs was captured through the camera-trap method, Chief Conservator Forest (CCF), Bhopal Circle, S S Rajput told reporters adding some forest officials have also seen the tigress with her two cubs.

Since the last year, the tigress has made the Kervan forest area her territory and probably the big cat has arrived here from the nearby Ratapani forest range, the department sources said.

Rajput said that besides, a male tiger was also roaming in the area and its pugmarks were also spotted in the area. Sometime back, the staff of the National Judicial Academy also saw a tiger in their campus after which an alert was sounded in the area.

Signboards were also put up at various places in the Kervan area to warn people about the presence of a tiger in the surrounding area, he said.

It appears that the off-springs arrived after these two big cats mated probably in the month of September last year, Rajput said. The cubs are nearly two-and-a-half month old and are healthy, the CCF added.