In the extension area of Parsa National Park where WildCats have been funding tiger monitoring and other conservation activities since 2017, ZSL Nepal has been able to capture a tigress and three cubs via remote cameras. These tigers were tracked from January 2019 to mid-February 2020 and the cameras remain in place to track their movements. The photographs that were captured during this period are presented below:
Tigers are solitary and territorial animals and do not share territory easily, even with their parents, siblings or offspring. Therefore, when a cub grows into an adult of 18 to 22 months, s/he abandons her/his mother tiger and other siblings to find a different territory to live and hunt. The tiger requires enough area to support its prey. Normally, in Nepal male tigers need a home rage of about 40 km2. The smaller territory of the female tiger normally overlaps with male tigers. If the protection area is full, the case would be, either push out an old or weak tiger and take over space or keep moving well outside the protected area until an unoccupied territory is found. The photographs suggest that this newly extended part of the National Park is providing suitable habitat to breed. This has undoubtedly proved that all the conservation actions implemented by the park and other several partner organizations are getting their targeted results.