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Table 4 Comparison of demographic parameters of tigers from Ranthambhore Tiger Reserve with demographic parameters from published studies

From: Demography of a small, isolated tiger (Panthera tigris tigris) population in a semi-arid region of western India

Sources Area (sub-species) Litter size Female age at 1st reproduction Inter-birth intervals Cub survival probability Adult survival
(years) (months) Male Female
Sankhala 1978 [67] Zoo, India (Panthera tigris tigris) 2.9 (n = 49) 3–6 years 24–36 NA NA
Smith & McDougal 1991 [30] Wild, Nepal (P. T. tigris) 2.98 (n = 49) 3.4 years (n = 7) 21.6 (n = 7) 0.65 NA
Chundawat et al. 2002 [68] Wild, India (P. t. tigris) 2.3 (n = 12) NA 21.6 (n = 14) NA NA
Kerley et al. 2003 [33], Goodrich et al. 2008 [34] Wild, Russia (P. T. altaica) 2.4 (± 0.6) (n = 16) 4 (± 0.4) years (n = 4) 21.4 (± 4.4) (n = 7) 0.53–0.59 0.63 (±0.2) 0.81 (±0.1)
Singh et al. 2013 [32] Wild, India (P. t. tigris) 2.9 (± 0.2) (n = 18) NA 25.2 (± 1.8) (n = 9) NA NA
Singh et al. 2013 [32] Wild, India (P. t. tigris) 2.3 (±0.1) 2(n = 22) NA 33.4 (± 3.7) (n = 7) NA NA
Present study Wild, India (P. t. tigris) 2.24 (±0.14) (n = 33) 4.54 (± 0.3) years (n = 11) 29.6 (± 3.1) (n = 14) 0.85 (±0.02) 0.84 (±0.02) 0.88 (±0.01)
  1. NA not available