Three tiger cubs sight with their mother, Ladali tigress aka T-8 in Ranthambore ! Expectations vs. Reality

Three tiger cubs sight with their mother, Ladali tigress aka T-8 in Ranthambore ! Expectations vs. Reality
Ranthambore | Tuesday 20 October, 2020.

Many times in a tiger reserve, the tourists are disappointed on not spotted any wild animals like tiger and leopard because they are shy and elusive. Just after the rainy season, during winter time - it is quite hard to see wild animals in the forest due to dense forest. But, this winter, it seems quite good, on 13 October 2020, when the tigress, Ladali aka T-8 was walking in the grass and her three tiger cubs were following her in zone no.6 . No doubt, it is great achievements to see tigress, Ladali and her three cubs in playing mode because she is a quite shy and elusive tigress. Thanks God, It’s really fantastic day at zone no.6 due to great spotting. These tiger cubs should be nine or tenth months old. It is the fifth litter of Ladali and the litter was spotted first time in zone no. six on Wednesday, 12 February 2020. It’s really great day for wild life.

Tigress, Ladali aka T-8

Ladali is the dominant tigress of Kundal and Balas sanctuary. She roams between zones - 6 and 7 now days. She shares her territory with dominant male tiger, T-34 ( Kumbha ). From the last session, another young male tiger, T-58 has been reported in this area frequency.

Earlier, she had given birth to four litters. She had given her first litter including one male cub & one female cub in 2011. A female cub is known as T-61 settled down in zone no. 8 (Balas area) of the park that was also part of her mother’s territory; a male cub became T-62 who has settled down in zone no 10 now.

She had delivered her second litter of one cub around November 2013 in Balas area but little is known about the litter. She had given third litter including two male cubs, spotted with 3 months old cubs for first time on 4th June 2014 at Chhidi-Kho area (zone no. seven ).

Unfortunately, in one accident, one male tiger cub of third litter of T-8 found dead March 9, 2015. It is assumed that the male tiger cub was killed by T-58.

She gave her 4th litter including three tiger cubs in February 2017. In this litter, she gave three tiger cubs.

It is the 5th litter of Ladali . No doubt, she is the Great Mother for Kundal and Balas area of Ranthambore Tiger Reserve. God bless whole family! We all nature guides respect her by our heart! It is wonderful sighting day for the tourists of zone no. six.


Ranthambore National Park, which at present is home to around 70 plus tigers, was declared as Sawai Madhopur Wildlife Sanctuary in 1955 and in 1973 it was included in Project Tiger 'scheme. It got the status of National Park in 1980.

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