Angul: The Royal Bengal tiger from Madhya Pradesh-based Kanha National Park, rehabilitated to the Satkosia Wildlife Sanctuary recently for the special purpose of procreation, has been quick to find a new love.
The tiger would soon serve the call of the Wildlife department in augmenting the big cat population.
After the tiger’s arrival, the mood was dull to start with. The new guest felt himself an odd-man-out in the strange milieu of Satkosia. For two to three days, he was anger personified, refused to touch food and led a solitary life in the enclosure.
During the Royal Bengal tiger’s transportation from Madhya Pradesh, in acts of resentment, he had urinated and defecated on the straws that he was provided with for his comfort at a corner of the mobile cage.
After getting acclimatized with the new home, he had his first prey in the shape of a 60kg boar.
Having got used to the new atmosphere, the tiger has begun having some fun. The staff who attend to him have noticed romance in the air.
They say a tigress of Satkosia has started taking a liking to the new arrival, and looks set to having some intimate moments with her new-found love in the sanctuary.
Just as the lovelorn tigress had sensed, she got seduced at first sight by the Royal Bengal tiger. Love-struck, she is regularly seen roaming and loitering around the outer parts of the tiger’s enclosure. The hero is seen energised at being wooed by the heroine’s erotic gestures and biological urges.
Enthused sanctuary officials of Satkosia are still in a ‘wait and watch’ mood, though. The green signal from the National Tiger Conservation Authority is awaited for freeing the new guest from his enclosure, to enable him reach out to his new-found love.
Time for procreation, clearly, is near at hand.