Guwahati: The recent birth of two Royal
Bengal tiger cubs has taken the total big cat population in
Assam`s Orang National Park to sixteen.
Divisional Forest Officer of Orang National Park S
Daila said today that the villagers had informed them last
week that they had spotted two tiger cubs and this was later
confirmed when the park authorities spotted the cubs playing
with their mother near the Kachumari anti-poaching camp.
The cubs -a male and a female- were probably born in
May and the pregnant tigress was spotted last in March.
Daila said that the park authorities were constantly
monitoring the movement of the two cubs and they both looked
Fourteen tigers were detected in this national park
during a census conducted last year.
Orang National Park, spread over 78.80 square km on
the northern bank of Brahmaputra, is a rich wildlife habitat
with several species of animals.
Besides these two cubs, the Park has also witnessed the birth of at least 10 rhino calves during the past few
months which is ``indeed a positive development``, Daila added.