Almost a hundred years ago, lakhs of tigers used to roam around the world in the wild and India housed around 60% of their population. This number decreased rapidly in the recent years, when it was reported that only 1,411 big cats remained in India in 2006.
The species which was on the verge of extinction has also been marked as ‘endangered’ by the IUCN. Amidst all the gloom, this beautiful picture of a big cat with 5 cubs somewhere in India is giving hope to netizens.
This is magical picture. Count the #cubs with #tigress. I know for a reason how few people will be elated after seeing this. Efforts are helping in making this species bounce back from verge of extinction. PC Siddharth Singh. Magical Terai. pic.twitter.com/ZIaMlUAxBj— Parveen Kaswan, IFS (@ParveenKaswan) January 6, 2020
The picture which was shared by an IFS officer, Parveen Kaswan has received over 12.5k likes on Twitter.
While the officer did not disclose the exact location where the picture was clicked, he has mentioned that it is from somewhere in the Terai region.
People are really hopeful that this picture hints at the species bouncing back from the threat of extinction.
I hope they all live till their old age.. i hope the forest stands strong for them. I hope the human race gives the Earth a chance. Thank you for this post, makes me realise to work for them is far more satisfying than anything else— BadamiSaheb Rao🇮🇳 🐕🐎🐅🐆🐪🦉🐢🐬🐳🌍🌎🌏 (@BadamiSaheb) January 6, 2020
Beautiful!! So happy to see this majestic creature thrive and flourish..— Priyanka Deshpande (@priyanka2711) January 6, 2020
Those on the front line doing commendable job. Hope all of the cubs survive. Is it Dudhwa?— Sandeep Mall (@SandeepMall) January 6, 2020
Tigress is healthy & reproducing.5 cubs..hope many survive till longg.Forest officials & guards are doing a good job of protecting them👍— Aloukika (@westendy6_g) January 6, 2020
Hats of to the people guarding the species. Really their effort should be appreciated. Which jungle is this— venkatt (@venkatvak) January 6, 2020
Best of luck to the tigress mommy! Hope all the 5 little one grow up strong to rule Terai forests! And kudos to the forest dept for a great job!— Riddhi Sengupta (@sengupta_riddhi) January 6, 2020
Mesmerizing infact 😍— Ghost Pepper 🌶 (@SwaggerBanno) January 6, 2020
Long live jungles
Stories like these warm our heart and give us hopes for a brighter future.