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Operation to tranquilise second cub of Avni put on hold, to be resumed in 5 days

One of Avni’s two cubs, C1, a female, was caught on December 22 by a team from Madhya Pradesh and sent to a four-hectare chain-link enclosure in Pench Tiger Reserve.

Mumbai: Forest officials say Avni cubs are doing well

“The cubs, a male and a female, have so far killed five goats and a cow in a particular area,” said Additional Principal Chief Conservator of Forest Sunil Limaye.

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After Avni’s killing: Global march against shrinking space for tigers

On Sunday, wildlife activists will march near Worli seaface to demand resignation of Forest Minister Sudhir Mungantiwar. This comes days after Union Minister Maneka Gandhi lashed out at Mungantiwar while dubbing the killing a “ghastly murder”.

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What tiger census tells us about the population in India: News in Numbers

The killing of T1 or Avni, the tiger, in Maharashtra has led to much controversy. It’s worth looking at what the numbers in the tiger census tell us.

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