Tiger population rises to highest in Ranthambore National Park

The number of tigers and their cubs in the adjoining areas of Ranthambore has gone up from 66 in 2019 to 81 in 2021.

Tiger population rises to highest in Ranthambore National Park
Tiger population rises to highest in Ranthambore National Park (Representative image) IMAGE)

Jaipur: Big cat enthusiasts have one good and one bad news coming from The Ranthambore National Park in Rajasthan. First of all, the number of tigers has risen to the highest since its inception of the park in 1973, secondly, the rise in number has negative spillover on the number of issues, reported news agency IANS. 

Territorial fights, tigers leaving the forests, going missing and preying upon the rural folk are caused by overpopulation.

The number of tigers and their cubs in the adjoining areas of Ranthambore has gone up from 66 in 2019 to 81 in 2021.

On Amer MLA Satish Poonia's question whether an inquiry has been conducted into the number of tigers born and missing from areas like the Ranthambore National Park, Sariska Tiger Reserve, Mukundra Hills National Park, among others, from January 2019 to January 2022, the Department said: "At present, most of the 32 female tigress are in reproductive age, due to which there has been an increase in the birth of cubs. A total of 44 cubs have been born between the year 2019 to 2021. Due to the high number of tigers in the battered areas of Ranthambore Tiger Reserve, there is a high number of cases of missing tigers, territorial fights and deaths."


Ranthambore National Park is one of the biggest and most renowned national parks in Northern India. The park is located in the Sawai Madhopur district of southeastern Rajasthan, which is about 130 km from Jaipur.

Once considered as one of the famous and former hunting grounds of the Maharajas of Jaipur, today the Ranthambore National Park terrain is a major wildlife tourist attraction that has drawn the attention of many wildlife photographers and lovers.