Tiger cubs relocated to Bor sanctuary
Mazhar Ali11 November 2009, 04:05am IST
CHANDRAPUR: The three tiger cubs, rescued from Dhaba forest range and waiting to break free for over a month now, were finally relocated to bigger enclosures built in the wild at Bor wildlife sanctuary near Wardha on Monday. The officials of Central Chanda forest division here carried out the relocation under tight security and handed the cubs to their counterparts in Bor sanctuary in the afternoon.
The three tiger cubs, a male and two females, were rescued separately from the jungles in Dhaba forest range during third week of September. While two of the cubs were ailing and malnourished, the third was healthy. The cubs were kept in small cages at Jharan forest nursery while the forest officials were searching for the mother tigress. But, as the officials failed to trace the mother in one month, PCCF (wildlife) AK Joshi on October 16 ordered relocation of the cubs to large enclosures.
The execution of the orders took almost three weeks, as Bor authorities kept seeking time to accomplish the preparations needed for safe and healthy accommodation the cubs. Finally after necessary preparations and installation of video cameras in the enclosure to keep a watch over the cubs, the Bor officials gave green signal for relocation.
In his recent trip to Chandrapur CCF (wildlife ) Nandkishor finalised the date of transfer of the cubs and on Monday morning officials took the cubs from Jharan nursery to Bor sanctuary. K Narsinghlu, CF, South Chanda forest circle, said, "The three cubs have been relocated. Under tight security our forest officials took the cubs to Bor and handed them to the CCF."