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Old 18th August 2016, 13:58   #31
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Great thread and equally good pics. You are lucky to live so close to the park. I have been a regular visitor to the park since 2011 and have seen many of the famous big cats. Though my pics aren't as good as yours. A few times I haven't even bothered with clicking pictures, visiting the park is sort of relaxing and soothing my own soul for me, observing the cats in the wild. Last time we managed to catch up most elusive T-28, Sitara. What a lovely moment that was.

Thanks for sharing this thread with us.

PS. Just today I heard T-16 (Machli, the most famous tigress of Ranthambore) is dead.

Only solace is that she died her natural death and lived 20 years, much more than the average life span of tigers.
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PS. Just today I heard T-16 (Machli, the most famous tigress of Ranthambore) is dead.

Only solace is that she died her natural death and lived 20 years, much more than the average life span of tigers.
Just today morning it was mentioned in Mumbai Mirror that she is unwell and hasn't eaten for a while and may not survive and the online news articles says that she passed away on Friday itself!
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Hope you had good view of T16 Machhli during your visit.
Actually, we could not see Machhli. Sad that she has passed away. I am again posting the picture carried by TOI today.
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...visiting the park is sort of relaxing and soothing
It is, isn't it? Same for me. I just enjoy the jungle per se.
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Just today morning it was mentioned in Mumbai Mirror that she is unwell and hasn't eaten for a while and may not survive and the online news articles says that she passed away on Friday itself!
Well, i don't know when she passed away, but TOI carried the story this morning:
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Just today morning it was mentioned in Mumbai Mirror that she is unwell and hasn't eaten for a while and may not survive and the online news articles says that she passed away on Friday itself!
As usual media goof ups! Some reports say she had her last breath today morning 9:20!

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Actually, we could not see Machhli. Sad that she has passed away. I am again posting the picture carried by TOI today.

It is, isn't it? Same for me. I just enjoy the jungle per se.

Well, i don't know when she passed away, but TOI carried the story this morning:
I have seen her in real. She had been very docile in her last years and rarely moved out of her comfort zone. We were told she was even fed by local administration since she had lost her teeth and was unable to hunt!

BTW, here is a glimpse of her best documented fight with a 4 meters crocodile! What a brave tigress!

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Awesome travelogue there Earthian. Great sightings & images too. Rated this thread a well deserved 5 stars.

If you don't mind then can you share details of the resort. Also did you book the safaris yourself or was it done by the resort guys.
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A fitting farewell to a legend

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RIP girl.
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Awesome travelogue there Earthian. Great sightings & images too.
Thank you, Torque. Glad you enjoyed it.
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If you don't mind then can you share details of the resort. Also did you book the safaris yourself or was it done by the resort guys.
It was off season and cost us about 10k per room per night, all found. Have to book safaris by ourselves.

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