• | T-74 Teddy Bear Ranthambhore National Park

    A quite young and shy sub adult tiger of zone no.4 and 5. He has made his territory from Kachida valley, Dhakada, Aama-Ghati and some part of Anatpura, Bakhola and Berada area of the park.

    He was born in 2012. His mother, T-17 (Sundari) had given her first litter of two males and one female father by tiger, T-25, Dollar. It is a sub adult tiger T-74 who is one of them. His siblings, both brother T-75 and sister T-73 are still in the territory that is territory of their father. T-74 and T-75 both are occasionally seen together in zone no 4 and 5 while their sister T-73 stays alone in zone no 5. That litter was first sighted on 29 June 2012 by nature guide, Ram Singh Meena in zone no. 3.

    T-17 was a perfect mother of her cubs and looking after them very well but she had a huge threat for her cubs in lakes area that was from her own sister T-19 and her 20 months old cubs (2 male -1 female). To protect her cubs from the emerging threat to life of cubs, she decided to leave the territory and shifted towards peripheral area and territory of T-25 a male tiger, who was the father of her cubs.

    When all three cubs were aged about six months old, they were spotted with Tiger T-25. It was really unusual and shocked to see cubs without mother T-17. Therefore mostly nature guides worried and shocked about T-17 and the future of three cubs. Forest department did special monitory to search T-17 but it was too late and A big question raised weather these cubs survive in the wild life or not because of their age were about to die to hunger. Than the responsibility was taken up by forest department to look after them, feed them and keep them alive in wild.

    Then a miracle happened, T-25 a male tiger who was probably their father came forward as their guardian and started taking care of them. T-25 had done this to 2 orphaned cubs of T-5, Bina-1 and Bina-2 as wellas. The both cubs are now in Sariska Tiger Reserve.

    Thus the all 3 cubs of T-17 survived and were trained to live in wild by their father. These cubs now has become sub adults and known such as T-73 (Female cub), T-74 (male cub) and T-75 (male cub).


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      Subroto Bagchi on Mar 27, 2016

      why have we not given a name to T 74 yet? was delighted to shoot a few lovely pictures of him.

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      Ram Kumar on Dec 2, 2015

      It was wonderful sighting of T74

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