| T-28 Star male Ranthambhore National Park
It is the super star of Ranthambhore Tiger Reserve. He is a dominant tiger of lake area that includes the entire lake area-Singh Dwar,Gular- Kui,Tamba-Khan,Lakkad, Dah-Mandoop, Lahpur, Chinnali, Gaandra Tiraha -Gudha, Nal-Ghati,Telan Pacheri acorss zone 2, 3, 4 & 5 and large part of non tourism area.
He was first sighted on 1st January 2008 in tourism area. It is a litter of T-27- Gilai Sagar mother. The mother, T-27 gave birth to a litter of two male cubs namely the T-28 and T-29 in 2006. He is fathered the cubs of T-19 from both litters.
The 12 years old tiger, Star Male died at Ranthambore Tiger Reserve (RTR) in Rajasthan on Tuesday, March 20, 2018.
Today morning, the tiger was reported by villagers when it was sitting an agriculture field of Chhan village in the Khandar area (periphery of RTR).On that information, the forest patrolling team was reached there and it was found still near the fencing of the field, and was surrounded by villagers. It was the tiger who identified as Star Male aka T-28, the king of Ranthambhore. Due to the human area, Star Male was tranquilised and brought to Gudda forest area where he died at 1pm. The post-mortem of the tiger was conducted as per the guidelines of National Tiger Conservation Authority.The post-mortem report revealed that it was suffering from gastric torsion in cardia (upper region).
To know more, plz read A 12 years old tiger, Star Male died In Ranthambhore
How to Identify
A well known Identification mark," An asterisk ” mark over his left eye".
T-28's Recent Sightings at Ranthambhore National Park
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Neha on Jan 14, 2017
We also spotted Star male on Jan 13th in Zone 4 during the evening safari. It was a wonderful sight to see but sadly Star Male appeared to be injured and looked weak. Hope he recovers soon.