Amid a sequence of animal deaths in Etawah Lion Safari, a lioness gave birth to two cubs on Sunday night. Nonetheless, one of the cubs died after birth.
Whereas the lioness, named Rupa, was reported to have given birth in an open space frequented by guests, the Safari administration denied the declare and mentioned the cubs have been born at a breeding centre.
Beforehand, the Safari administration believed that the lioness was not pregnant as samples despatched to a lab in Bareilly didn’t affirm the being pregnant.
Safari director Deeksha Bhandari mentioned the primary cub was born at 4.26 pm Sunday and the opposite at 4.53 pm. “One of many cubs is lifeless and the opposite is sound and stored at the natal care unit within the Safari.”
Earlier than Rupa, one other lioness Sona had birthed 5 cubs however all of them died between July and August. It could be famous that two leopards, a bear and a noticed deer have died within the Safari within the final one month.