Tigress 'Sheela' gives birth to three cubs in Siliguri's Bengal Safari park

The births took the count of big cats in the open-air zoo to seven.

Published: 12th August 2020 06:05 PM  |   Last Updated: 12th August 2020 06:08 PM   |  A+A-

Tigress Sheela with the newborn cubs. (Photo | Twitter/ANI)


KOLKATA: Tigress 'Sheela' gave birth to three cubs in Siliguri's Bengal Safari park on Wednesday, a forest official said.

The births took the count of big cats in the open-air zoo to seven, he said.

The cubs were born in the tiger enclosure around 7 am and they are doing fine, the official said.

Veterinary doctors have stated Sheela is in "perfect health condition", he said.

Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, the park has been closed for visitors for over four-and-half months, leaving the animals undisturbed, the official said.

The father of the three cubs, 'Bivan', has been kept in a separate enclosure, he said.

Sheela had three years back given birth to three cubs, one of which had died later in that year.


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