Guwahati: Tigress Sheela gave birth to three adorable cubs at the Bengal Safari in Siliguri on Wednesday. The total tiger population at the park has now gone up to seven.
A video shared by Dharmadeo Rai, director of Bengal Safari, highlights the success of the conservation breeding programme.
The North Bengal Wild Animals Park (aka Bengal Safari) was established in 2016 aims to conserve the biodiversity of North Bengal as the animal species on display are mainly from the ecosystem surrounding the park. It constantly collates scientific data on the biology behaviour and health care of the various species in the safari.
North Bengal, which is the gateway to Darjeeling, Sikkim and Bhutan, is rich in wildlife with species like Bengal tiger, leopard, elephant, Indian one-horned rhinoceros, bison, bear, etc.
The location and creation of the park was therefore done to preserve and showcase this vibrant ecosystem. Bengal Safari is spread in an area of 297 hectares; the area is largely plain with thick to sparse vegetation providing ideal habitat for the wildlife. It is very well connected by road, rail and air (Bagdogra Airport).