An icon of Ranthambhore Tiger Reserve – T-19 or Krishna gave birth to 3 cubs as her first litter of two males and one female in the year 2011. T-19 with her first litter was spotted on 26 May 2011 by nature guides, Saleem and Farid Khan at Nal Ghati area in zone no. 2. After grew up as adults, they had separated from their mother (T-19) in 2013 and established their own territory. A female cub is known asT-63, while the both male cubs are known as T-64 and T-65.

On Sunday 23 March 2014, she was spotted with her second litter of two females and one male first time while she was shifting her cubs by holding them in her mouth through her canine one by one by nature guide Ram Singh Meena with U K guest Oliver Gayle. After that one day she was sighted with her four cubs. It was great news because she gave four cubs in her second litter. Unfortunately, she had lost her one cub soon. After that she has been sighted with her 3 cubs regularly and whole family became iconic family because it is the first choice for every wild life photographers and tourists from all over the world.

The Tigress, T-84 is one of them and has settled down in zone no. 2, 3, and 4 (Raj-Bag and Nal-ghati area) of the park that is also part of her mother’s territory, while the both female and male cubs are known as T-83 and T-85.

Jun 7, 2016
Shard Ranthambhore


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    Ajay Kumar on Jan 31, 2018

    A well written document about Arrow-Head. The detail about her life is true and perfect! It is so good to be able to read about her!

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    Chandni on Dec 21, 2017

    We spotted Arrowhead in zone 4 on 17/12/2017, she was marking her territory from zone 4 to 3 during the afternoon. We were one of the 4 privileged that spotted her for almost 1 hour. We believe that she is pregnant because of her movement and behavior, and that she was looking for the father of her litter. At 5.30pm the same day, as we were getting out of the national park, we spotted here walking in zone 1, indicting that she has been marking her territory for a long time. Some tourists spotted her walking up a hill near zone 3 on the morning of 18/12/2017, but her health situation is yet to be known. Hope she found her companion and will give birth to healthy cubs!

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    Rishabh on Apr 15, 2017

    Arrowhead, the superstar tigress gave us the pleasure of her company for over 3 hours in zone 3 on April 15th. Cheers!

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    Parth Mehta on Mar 29, 2017

    We had Shardji as our guide for the half day safari in early february (morning). They say you have to be really lucky to spot a tiger more so in winters. We were lucky as Arrow-Head had a sambar deer killed the previous evening. She was supposed to be in the vicinity. We were taken straight to the spot and we waited. There was Arrow-Head walking down the cliff to the kill. She saw us, we saw her and there it was. A majestic looking beast right in front of us. Unpurturbed by our presence. We wanted her to move, walk across the road to go drink water but i guess we had run out of luck. Shardji took us around the park showing various birds some of them being 3 types of kingfisher and one special yellow and black coloured bird - the name of which was the great indian roofer... something which i still keep forgetting. Thank you so much Shardji for making our maiden safari so full of information. Would love to take a full day safari the next time we come. Hopefully in Summers ????

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