Tigress Gives Birth To 4 Cubs At Pench Reserve, Her Offspring Count Reaches 20
According to officials, Tigress T4, also known as Patdev, has given birth to four more cubs in Madhya Pradesh’s Pench Tiger Reserve, bringing the total number of her kids to 20.
According to reports, Patdev is the daughter of supermom “Collarwali,” who had 29 cubs over the course of 11 years.
Rajneesh Singh, the deputy director of Pench Tiger Reserve, told news agency PTI that tigress T4 and her four cubs were observed by a group of officials and tourists on a safari on Monday.
He added this was the first time tigress T4 and her kids, who appeared to be about two months old, had been seen together.
According to the official, the tigress has so far given birth to 20 cubs in five litters since 2014.
T4 was born in 2010 to tigress Collarwali, who between 2008 and 2018 gave birth to 29 cubs in eight litters, according to Rajneesh Singh. Collarwali passed away in June of last year at the age of 17.
Twelve-year-old Tigress T4 gave birth to four cubs for the first time in 2014, however two of them eventually perished.
In the 2018 tiger census, Madhya Pradesh came out on top after it was discovered that state was home to 526 cats, two more than Karnataka (524). Third place was claimed by Uttarakhand with 442 large cats.
According to the most recent census report, the estimated number of tigers in India climbed from 1,411 in 2006 to 2,967 in 2018.
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