After 16 years Royal Bengal Tigress gives birth to cubs….

New Delhi: After 16 January 2005, the Royal Bengal Tigress gave birth to cubs at the National Zoo, New Delhi. The Royal Bengal Tiger (RBT) Siddhi gave birth to five cubs, two live and three stillborn on 05/04/2023. Currently, both cubs are being cared for by the mother, they are completely dependent on the mother and are doing well. The mother tiger and her cubs are kept under CCTV cameras and regularly monitored by zoo staff.

The National Zoological Park, New Delhi has four adult Royal Bengal tigers in its collection and these tigers have the house names of Karan, Siddhi, Aditi and Barkha. Tiger Siddhi and Aditi are of wild origin and obtained from Gorewada, Nagpur.

The National Zoo (Delhi Zoo) has housed tigers since its inauguration in Istreet On November 14, 1959th In May 1969, the first pair of lions was also received from the Junagadh Zoo in exchange for a pair of tiger cubs. From acquiring the tiger, the Delhi Zoo maintains the population for conservation, education and display purposes. The tigers have bred well in the Delhi Zoo and are also given in exchange to many zoos in the country and abroad.

In 2010, the Central Zoo Authority launched the coordination of the planned conservation breeding program for critically endangered wild species, which is the main objective of the 1998 National Zoo Policy. 73 critically endangered wildlife species were selected and associated with this coordinated, planned conservation breeding program. -coordinating and participating zoos were identified for each species.

Under the National Coordinated Planned Conservation Breeding Programme, Delhi Zoo has been selected as the participating zoo for the Tiger. In order to maintain genetic heterozygosity in the population of zoo tigers, animal exchange programs were started. The current acquisition of Tigers is also part of the nationally coordinated, planned nature conservation breeding program to reproduce a genetically healthy tiger population.

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