Four big cats of the same family have mysteriously gone missing from Rajasthan’s Ranthambore National Park, which recently gained notoriety for poaching cases. The whereabouts of these big cats — tiger T-64 and tigress T-73 and her two sub-adult cubs — cannot be traced for the past one year now.
The missing of an entire family of big cats is unprecedented in the history of Rajasthan’s wildlife. Sources said the big cats are missing from the non-tourism zone, Dhundhar Mal Ka Durrah. Experts have not ruled out the possibility of poisoning by villagers as widespread grazing remains persistent. Forest department, however, are tight lipped about the missing tigers.