Bhopal: After the birth of six cubs in the nearby forest areas of Madhya Pradesh capital, Bhopal, the number of tigers in the region has been reported to have gone up from 16 to 22.

The increasing number of tigers in Ratapani sanctuary, Kerwa-Kaliasot and Rasulia has kept the forest officials on toes. A team of the forest department personnel have been sent to the jungles to keep a tab on the activities of the tigers to ensure the safety of the endangered species.
Wildlife experts are of the view that the group will have all detailed information on the tigers and would accordingly update the officers. 

Interestingly, the number of tigers in the Ratapani sanctuary has increased from 16 to twenty two. 

Chief Conservator of Forests of Bhopal Division, SS Rajput said, “This is a big achievement for Bhopal that the number of tigers has increased. At a time when the number of tigers in other circles is decreasing, the number is increasing in Madhya Pradesh.”

The credit goes to the conducive atmosphere around the Bhopal region which is favourable to the tigers which like peaceful ambience, Rajput added.