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2 Royal Bengal cubs born in Assam State Zoo

With these cubs, the Royal Bengal tiger population in the zoo has gone up to 9, an official statement said.

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Guwahati: Two new Royal Bengal cubs were born at the Assam State Zoo-cum-Botanical Garden in Guwahati. Royal Bengal tigress, Kazi, gave birth to two cubs on Thursday.

With these cubs, the Royal Bengal tiger population in the zoo has gone up to 9, an official statement said.

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Kazi had previously given birth to two cubs in August 2020 and the cub’s named Sultan and Suresh are healthy.

DFO, Assam State Zoo, Dr Ashwini Kumar informed that the mother and the cubs are in fine fettle with the zookeepers taking all precautionary measures to protect them from the biting cold by placing heaters outside the cage and adequate dry straw inside the enclosure. Principal Chief Conservator of Forest (Wildlife), Amit Sahai said the mother is being taken care of with nutritious diet “Around 6-7 kg of meat is being provided to the mother along with other veterinary prescribed food,” he added.

Sahai exuded optimism that the zoo would be able to attract more visitors now with the arrival of the new inmates.

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