June has been a good month for tiger conservationists in India who celebrated the appearance of a new tiger cub at the Ranthambore National Park.
The tiger cub has been spotted in the area of the Sawai Madhopur district, taking the total number of cubs resident to the Ranthambore National Park to twenty-three.
In line with the practice of keeping track of any growth in the tiger population at the Ranthambore National Park, authorities were quick to track the cub along with its mother.
Explaining the facts behind this new and exciting discovery at the Ranthambore National Park, the Park’s Field Director, Rahul Kumar Bhatnagar said, "The cub of the tigress named T-17 was spotted with her in the Samili area of the park. It is nearly one month old".
Conservationists claim that the birth of each new cub is an important milestone in the effort of rehabilitating the population of tigers in the wild which have been decimated to near extinction over the past few centuries.
Besides the 23 cubs in the park, there are also 26 full grown adult tigers that live in the Ranthambore National Park.