Another tigress escapes from Ranthambhore Park

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Jaipur, Jan 11 (UNI) Tiger cubs escaping from the Ranthambhore National Park in Rajasthan are posing problems for wildlife authorities besides being a threat to human habitations adjoining the villages and towns.

A female cub today ventured out of the park and reached the Kailadevi Sanctuary, a buffer zone, leaving the Wildlife Department in a tizzy.

According to Rajasthan Chief wildlife warden R N Mehrotra, the same feline had earlier escaped to the Kailadevi sanctury, only to return to the park later.

'' The Wildlife Department has formed three teams to trace the tigress and keep a close watch of the area'', Mr Mehrotra said.

As many as half a dozen tiger cubs aged about two years have been playing truant for the last few months. The park authorities have announced a reward for anyone who provides information about Yuvaraj, a notorius wandering cub, who has been missing for the last few months.

'' The park is getting over populated with tigers. The young tigers are finding it difficult to get some space of their own'', said Rajpal Singh, Member of the Rajasthan state Wildlife Board.

'' The escapades are a part of the growing up process. There are too many young tigers here trying to establish their own territories. At the age of two, the cubs separate from their mothers and look for their own territories'', Mr Singh added.

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