Population of tiger, leopard rises at reserves
TNN 22 November 2009, 09:32pm IST
BAHRAICH: At least 15 tiger and leopard cubs have been sighted at various spots of the Dudhwa National park (DNP), 14 in Katarniaghat wild life sanctuary area and 6 in Sohelwa Tiger Reserve area Shailesh Prasad, field director Dudhwa Reserve told TOI.
He said a tigress with three cubs was sighted in Madraicha while tigresses with two cubs were seen in Chhota Palia, Chaltua, Puraina and Jhadi Tal areas of the national park and Kakraha, Katarnia and Sadar beat of Katarniaghat wildlife sanctuary (KWS).
He also said, "A tigress with one cub was reported to be straying in Trans-Gerua area of Katarniaghat wild life sanctuary (KWS). Three Leopard cubs have been sighted in Sohelwa Tiger Reserve area adjoining hilly area of Nepal." The survival rate of cubs has also increased, he added.