The Assam Kaziranga University

Two Royal Bengal cubs were welcomed to the Assam State Zoo-cum-Botanical Garden.

The 7-year-old tigress Kazi gave birth to two cubs on Saturday, raising the zoo’s total number of tigers to nine.

The forest minister, Parimal Suklabaidya, was tasked with giving the cubs names.

The official stated that due to the drop in temperature in the region, all necessary precautions were taken to ensure their safety. To keep the animals warm, he said heaters had been installed outside the cage and dry straw had been placed inside.

In addition, the mother’s nutrition is prioritised, and she receives approximately six to seven meals each day, as recommended by the veterinarian.

“The cubs and the mother are in good health. The zoo authority has taken all the measures to protect them from the cold as the mercury level has dipped in the state for the past few days. Heaters have been placed outside the cage and sufficient dry straw has been given inside the cage so that the cubs remain warm in this cold,” said Amit Sahai, main chief forest (wildlife) conservator.

Sahai further stated that the gender has not yet been determined.

“Around 6-7 kg of meat is being given to the mother along with other vet-prescribed food,” Sahai said.

“Emphasis on hygiene and cleanliness has especially been given in the cage so that the mother and her cubs do not get infected with any disease,” Sahai further added.

The Assam Kaziranga University