Avni's male cub doing fine

Tigress Avni with her two cubs. file photo

More than two months after tigress Avni was shot dead (believed to responsible for deaths of 13 people),  her male cub is doing fine in the jungles of Pandharkawada in Yavatmal district of Maharashtra.

However,  the process of trapping and rescuing is still underway by the Maharashtra Forest Department (MFD).
Avni, an adult female tigress known as T1 aged between five and six, was shot dead on November 2, last year, after being dubbed as a man-eater - triggering a huge political row.
After her death, the two sub-adult cubs - aged around one year - were a major concern and the MFD had launched a major operation to secure them that is being overseen by the National Tiger Conservation Authority (NTCA) of the Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change.
Both cubs were captured in cameras and spotted by forest guards. On December 22, the female cub was caught and had been sent to a huge enclosure in the Pench Tiger Reserve.
Meanwhile, latest reports from Pandharkawada said that the male cub had hunted and eaten a pony on Thursday. The male cub is fine and healthy.
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