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Park officals at Pench National Park had something extra to celebrate this Diwali as a tigress gave birth to five cubs while an elephant also gave birth to a calf. Everyone at the National Park was elated with the new arrivals and the mothers and young are safe and in good health.The six year-old tigress gave birth to the litter of five on the 3rd November, 2 days before Diwali, but it wasn’t until after Diwali that an elephant rider (mahout) spotted the tigress and her cubs.
Park officials have closed the Alikatta Zone to tourists for a period of one year and have put in place stringent security measures to ensure the safety of the newly-born cubs and their mother.
At the same time an elephant, from the elephant camp, named Saraswati became a mother again, with the young one weighing in at 100 kg. Earlier, Saraswati had given birth to a female, named Mandakini who is now three years old.