Bengal tiger couple Raj-Pori at the Chattogram Zoo welcomed two cubs on Monday morning.
This is the second time, the tigress, which had been brought to the zoo in December 2016, has given birth to two cubs.
On July 19 in 2018, the Chattogram Zoo had been graced by the birth of three tiger cubs. Later, one of those died.
"The tiger cubs were born on Monday morning. They will be named after one month. The health condition of the cubs is okay. None except the curator is being allowed to go near the cubs" said Ruhul Amin, member secretary of the zoo, about the new born cubs.
The curator of the zoo Shahadat Hossain Shuvo said: "The average life expectancy of a female tiger is 16 to 19 years. If a zoo is well managed, the tigress gives birth four to five times in her lifetime. Since we have a good management and taken proper care of the tiger couple, the tigress gave birth twice in three years."
Chattogram Zoo now has 67 species of animals and birds, numbering in more than three hundred. These include: lion, male bear, crocodile, chital, barking deer, pig-tailed macaque, owl, hanuman, cheetah, ostrich, emu, horse and so on.
Zoo sources said established in 1989, the Chattogram Zoo brought two tigers from Dhaka Zoo in 2003. The male tiger of the couple 'Chandra' died in 2006. Its mate, 'Purnima' was diagnosed with cancer in 2009 and died on October 30, 2012. Since then the Chattogram Zoo had no tiger for four years.
On December 8, 2016 a pair of tigers were brought from Africa. One of the tigers was 11-month-old and the other one was 9-month-old. Apart from the tigers, six zebras were brought to the zoo from South Africa.