Machhali- A Great Wild Life Celebrity From Ranthambhore
The Tigress - Machhali is one of the most world famous tigresses of Ranthambhore Tiger Reserve. Her tiger code is T-16. She is an iconic figure of Ranthambhore. Great-Machhali is also known with different titles such as "Queen Mother" of tigers, Tigress Queen of Ranthambore, Lady of the Lakes and Crocodile Killer. This highly renowned tigress was first noticed during monsoons in 1997, probably in July. She had given birth to eleven tiger cubs, including seven females and four males in her life span. The progeny of Machali increased the tiger population in the park and made about 60% of tigers of her lineage.