This is the first time I spotted a tiger err… tigress in the wild, and it was no common tigress. Machhli is the name she has been given thanks to the dark fish like pattern on her face by the stripes. She is also known as T-16 or Lady of the Lakes or Park Ki Naani
You can read more about my encounter with her HERE.
I will leave you with one fact about the contribution this tigress has made to Indian Tourism, apart from being the most filmed and documented tigress,
The popular tigeress was given a ‘lifetime achievement award’ last year by pressure group Travel Operators for Tigers after it was estimated she had earned $10 million a year for the last ten years by attracting tourists to India.
BTW Pic was taken by ME ! 😀 😀 😀 😀 😀 😀
LET THE COMPLIMENTS POUR ! 😀
Folks if you love tigers tune into Animal Planet at 9 this whole month of April they are showing episodes on Tigers. Would you also believe that in the first 12 days of April they showed 6 episodes shot in Ranthambore and every episode did feature either Machhli or one of her offspring 😀 😀 😀 😀 😀