Shivpuri’s Madhav National Park awaiting good news from tigress
   Date :08-Feb-2024

Shivpuri’s Madhav National Park  
By Ankita Garg
Madhav National Park, Shivpuri, is lagging behind its tiger breeding programme as tigress could not deliver cubs in the periphery even after a year of translocation. Two tigresses were translocated to the park on March 10, 2023, with aim to allow natural breeding of the cat species. The park officials are also worried about the behaviour of cats as none of the two tigresses have delivered cubs yet. Officials said that the tigresses are independently living in jungle adjacent with the male counterpart.
Apart from this, collar id of a male and a female tiger is spoiled in Madhav National Park due which officials are unable to find out their exact location. They said that all the three tigers are present in park premises but their latest picture could not be released yet as the field staff are unable to locate the pugmarks. Uttam Kumar Sharma, Chief Conservator of Forest (CCF), said, “I am not aware of the collar id issue of tigers but the team is waiting for some good news from tigress. However, it is a natural process so we cannot say anything but all efforts are being made to provide them safer habitat.”
He further informed that after gap of almost 27 years, two tigers were re-introduced in Shivpuri district in a bid to revive the big cat population in the area. The translocation was done on birth anniversary of former union minister Madhavrao Scindia. The tiger was transferred from Satpura Tiger Reserve and tigress was shifted from Bandhavgarh Tiger Reserve. Third tiger was translocated from Panna Tiger Reserve. He said that wireless system was installed to keep check on tigers through six station and 90 handsets. A total of 18 field officers were appointed to monitor the movement from control room.