Tigress Sheela At Bengal Safari Park Gives Birth To Three Cubs
Tiger population at the site shoots up to seven.
Sheela, the Royal Bengal tigress, currently residing in the popular Bengal Safari park has given birth to three cubs, as revealed by authorities. The triplets, who were born on Wednesday, have taken the tiger population at the site up to seven. The genders of these cubs have not been determined yet, as nobody can go close to the tigress right now. Dharamdeo Rai, the park’s director, has confirmed that Sheela had mated with Vivan, a tiger from the same park this May and had delivered the cubs after 100 days of pregnancy.
Back in 2018, Sheela had given birth to three cubs as well. West Bengal Chief Minister, Mamata Banerjee had named them, Ika, Rika and Kika. However, Ika had died in a few months due to having developed an infection. Rai said, “This is why we are extra cautious this time. Our team is keeping a close watch on the newborns and the tigress who so far appear to be doing well.” The birth of the three cubs at the Bengal Safari park is the second successful captive breeding of Royal Bengal tigers in two years at the park.
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