Machli, the world’s most photographed tigress, has turned 20 this year. The tigress, whom tourists have spotted for years at the Ranthambore Tiger Reserve, has earned the distinction of being the world’s oldest tigress in the wild.
RN Mehrotra, the state’s former chief wildlife warden is of the opinion that her distinctly ‘untiger-like’ behaviour has contributed to her longevity.
Machli often eats leftovers from her daughters’ kill – those of them who live in territories adjacent to hers.
Contributed By Sonia Narula