Bhopal: Wildlife enthusiasts had reason for cheer after a translocated tigresses at the Panna Tiger Reserve in Madhya Pradesh gave birth and was spotted with a cub, officials said Saturday.
The tigress, named T4, was translocated from the Kanha Tiger Reserve to Panna in March this year. The six-year-old tigress was a semi-wild one and had spent most of her time in Kanha inside an enclosure after being orphaned.
"Our searching team has spotted T4 with a cub in Mandla range. However, we have yet to see it ourselves," Panna Tiger Reserves field director R. Sriniwas Murthy told IANS.
Murthy added the tigress may have more cubs, "In the normal case, a tigress in its first litter, gives birth to at least three cubs. So we are hoping for more, but till we see it ourselves, nothing can be said."
Her sister, T5, was also translocated to Panna in November.
Panna has five tigers, four females and one male.