JAIPUR: The ghost of the Sariska shame have been exorcised. A newborn cub hold much promise, at least momentarily, to erase all the shame that the Sariska tiger reserve brought to the nation after all its tigers were found to have been poached in 2005.

But with the celebrations, conservationist and wildlife lovers feel it is also a time to tread with caution. About 10 to 12 days back, a forester, Ram Prasad was beaten up by villagers at a place in the Sariska reserve that forms a part of the territory tigress ST-2.