Fact Check: The video of Tiger cubs following their mother is NOT from Amrabad Tiger Reserve
This claim was shared by Principal Conservator of Forests Telangana member, IFS officer in Telangana Mohan Pargaien.
A video of three young tiger cubs cautiously threading behind their mother behind the bushes has been shared with a claim that the video was taken in Amrabad Tiger Reserve in Telangana. This claim was shared by Principal Conservator of Forests Telangana member, IFS officer in Telangana Mohan Pargaien.
The video was shared with a claim "Cautious young striped monks following their mother somewhere in @AmrabadTiger r confirming d efforts of conservation in #Telangana @IKReddyAllola @KTRTRS @KonathamDileep @WWF_DG @ntca_india @RandeepHooda @deespeak @ParveenKaswan @IFS_Officers Taken by one tourist (WAF)"
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The claim that the video was taken in Amrabad Tiger Reserve in Telangana is FALSE. The video is old and was shot near Geddam Dam, Nilgiri hills.
When the keyframes extracted from the video are searched using Google Reverse image search, we found a few news articles from December 2021.
According to the IndiaToday report, the clip shared by IAS officer Supriya Sahu shows three cubs prancing behind their mother amid dense shrubbery.
Apparently, the mother is seen walking ahead on the trail guiding her 3 cubs who are cautiously following them, the video was first shared by Supriya Sahu, Administrative Officer and Principal Secretary of Environment of Tamil Nadu.
She shared the video on Twitter on December 1, 2021, with the caption "Tiger Country - looks like a mother teaching her three teenage kids look at the discipline and the way she checks on them Seen near Geddai Dam #Nilgiris #Tiger #wildlife vc-shared by a friend"
After this share, the video became viral and was shared by many on social media. Several articles reported that the netizens were amused by the discipline of the cubs.
Therefore, the video shared as that from Amrabad Tiger Reserve, Telangana is actually from Nilgiris and was taken in December 2021. The claim is FALSE.