Re-wilding is one of the three approaches for conserving orphaned or abandoned tiger cubs provided by the National Conservation Authority under The Wildlife Protection Act, 1972. Mangala ? a nine-month-old tiger cub ? is being trained to be released into the wild by the Periyar Tiger Reserve after rearing it in captivity for two years.
The approach involves the reintroduction of the tiger cub into the wild after a certain period, when it can fend for itself in the wild. This approach can be used only after the tiger is recorded to have made at least 50 successful kills. Additional conditions must also be complied with during the time of the cub?s release.
Written by IAS POINT