Monday, June 24, 2013

A female cub killed by a male Tiger.

This was a very typical case of killing a female cub by a male Tiger in Bandhavgarh.
B1 formed his territory in Rajbehra area and most of the area up till Sukhi Patiya was under his control. He was over lapping the territory of two females. 
One day a very eager third female looking for him entered in his territory. Soon they found each other to fulfill the need of each other.
This kept on going for another day. Second day the resident female happen to stumble upon them. She chased this intruder female. Male tried to stop her to save his mate but she was very furious. She charged on male too. When male got charged by her in revenge he charged on a softer target, her cub and killed her instantly. After this incident he left the dead body and started looking for his mate but she was chased away very far by the resident female.
  

3 comments:

Bhavna said...

very interesting, have you seen or photographed the third female?

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Kshitij Degaonkar said...

thanks for the narration of this incident. I had seen this picture in an NGC documentary on Bandhavgadh. But then, getting to know the actual story behind this is great!