AP Forest: Four Tiger cubs found at Atmakuru reserve forest area: Tiger cubs under the protection of forest dept
Peddagummadhapuram Villagers found 4 tiger cubs in Atmakuru forest area: Tiger cubs under the protection of forest department: Search operations for mother tigress continues. According to the details of Atmakuru Forest officials…
On 6-3-2023, the villagers of Peddagummadapuram, Kothapalli mandal went to the fields adjacent to the forest land for agricultural work, and at a distance of about 60-100 meters from the boundary of the forest land, the tiger cubs were chased by dogs and the villagers chased them away and took care of the tiger cubs. Musalimadugu Forest Section Officer was informed about this matter and immediately with the staff they took possession of the tiger cubs which did not reach the place.
On learning the information, the Deputy Director of Atmakuru Tiger Project immediately alerted the Atmakuru Forest Range Officer and Srisailam Anti-Poaching Squad forest department veterinarians who rushed to the scene of the incident. The incident where the tiger cubs were spotted was identified as Gwalakunta-EB Reserve Forest Compartment No. 827.
The veterinary officers who visited the forest department examined the health condition of the tiger cubs and confirmed that they are healthy. It was informed that the mother tiger might be near by the sounds of the tiger’s barking. The mother took the cubs in the direction of the tiger’s screams and left the cubs and monitored them from a distance.
After some time, the tiger cubs would return to the place where the villagers had identified them. But due to the intense heat, the veterinary officers of the forest department have taken necessary measures by providing water to the tiger cubs so that their body temperatures can be collected from time to time and maintained.
Srisailam Tiger Reserve Chief Forest Officer and Conservator of Forests reached Atmakuru and reviewed the health condition of the tiger cubs. Later, the tiger cubs went to the place where they were found and checked. The search for the mother of the tiger cub has intensified. In this regard, the National Tiger Conservation Authority of India, New Delhi has formed committees as per their standing operating procedure.
Muhammad Hayat, Range Officer, Srisailam Biodiversity and staff intensified the search for tiger footprints using camera traps in technical methods. Similarly, the health condition of the tiger cubs is being reviewed under the supervision of a team led by veterinary surgeon Toshiba Singh of Sri Venkateswara Zoo Park, Tirupati. The forest officials are trying hard to trace the footprints of the mother tiger and bring the cubs back to their mother.
Therefore the people of the nearby forest village should not go to the forbidden forest area. The forest department has appealed that there should be no panic. Similarly, the officials of the forest department of Atmakuru have thanked all those who have given information about the tiger cubs. Deputy Director of Atmakuru Tiger Project asked the print and electronic media to publish news related to the mother tiger only after receiving the information.