The number of tigers, which has been in decline for many years, is on a boost again.
The fact was demonstrated by a cute photo that showed a tiger roaming in Dudhwa National Park with her five cubs.
The photo posted to Twitter by Parveen Kaswan, a member of the Indian Forest Service, went viral as soon as it was shared online.
Kaswan who is a nature conservationist captioned the photo: “This is magical picture. Count the #cubs with #tigress. I know for a reason how few people will be elated after seeing this.
“Efforts are helping in making this species bounce back from verge of extinction. PC Siddharth Singh. Magical Terai.”
Kaswan added: “The photographer thanks all. This is the very purpose of conservation photography, providing the right message to masses.”
The adorable picture captured more than 16,000 likes and above 3,000 retweets. Thousands of people expressed their happiness upon the fortunate rise in population.
A user commented: “I hope they all live till their old age.. I hope the forest stands strong for them.
“I hope the human race gives the Earth a chance. Thank you for this post, makes me realize to work for them is far more satisfying than anything else.”
“Beautiful!! So happy to see this majestic creature thrive and flourish,” wrote another.
Speaking of how ignorant people hunt these rare creatures, a netizen wrote: “What a beautiful picture! How can any fool think of killing these beautiful animals?”
According to a census carried out by the Indian government, the country has seen an increase in the tiger population in the past four years. The rate of increase is reported to be 33 per cent.
More than 3,150 tigers were found alive and kicking in the wild in 2018.
And considering that the total number of tigers in the world amounts to just 3,900, it’s highly appreciative that they are increasing somewhere.
Speaking of tigers, which are still considered endangered animals, the World Wildlife Fund said: “After a century of decline, overall wild tiger numbers are starting to tick upward. Based on the best available information, tiger populations are stable or increasing in India, Nepal, Bhutan, Russia and China.
“An estimated 3,900 tigers remain in the wild, but much more work is needed to protect this species if we are to secure its future in the wild.
“In some areas, including much of Southeast Asia, tigers are still in crisis and declining in number.”