Waghdoh male is one of the most famous and biggest male tiger from (Tadoba Tiger Reserve) and yet here he is seen showing love to his cubs.
Waghdoh male again with his cubs, It's almost like the entire family is posing for a picture
It was a tragedy to the Tiger Lovers when the Kachida Tigress, T-5, was dead in February this in Ranthambore, India. We published here an article in the memory of the beautiful tigress after the death due to maggot-infested wounds.
At the time of death, the tigress left two just three months old cubs. These cubs created some real worries to the wildlife lovers as the tiger cubs are dependent upon their mother till at least 24 months.
The authorities have been trying hard to keep these cubs alive by providing food at hand. The authorities were not very clear about the activities of the cubs. But a recent discovery about the cubs has really brought excitement and surprise to the wildlife lovers across the globe.
Few days back, the Forest authorities discovered pugmarks of a male tiger along with the cubs. This was matter of real worry to the authority. Because male tigers are known to be the greatest danger for any cubs. The mother single handedly raise cubs and protect its cubs from any full grown male. The male normally kill the cubs to mate with the mother or for territorial threat. Son from the pug marks of the Kachida cubs along with a male tiger made forest officials to believe that the male must be following the cubs for preying upon.
To get a clear picture of the situation, authorities put camera trapping in the area. When the camera results came, it took everyone by surprise. Instead of preying, the male tiger is roaming with the cubs. The male tiger is identified as T-25. And much to the surprise, the tiger has even reduced its territory. Its now believed the tiger is in fact protecting the cubs. Its raising the cubs like a mother. Its in fact allowing to share its killings to the cubs. In fact the food provided by the forest department to the cubs is not taken by the male.
According the forest officials, the male tiger T-25 was seen mating with Kachida tigress, T-5. So there are definite reasons to believe that T-25 is the father of the cubs. T25 is a large male with dollar marks in its stomach. Thats why it is widely known as “Dollar male” too. It is a dominant male in the Kachida region.
This reveals a really exciting and unknown chapter of tiger’s social behaviour. Sometimes male tigers have been spotted spending time with mother & cubs and even sharing a meal but this is for the first time that cubs have been spotted alone with male tiger. Its amazing to see this time a male tiger alone raising its cub like mother. The Ranthambore is now becoming a new learning for the tiger experts. It will be interesting to see how successful will be a male tiger in raising cubs. Whether it will add another success story to Ranthambore.
Male from Jamunbodi Tadoba with his cub (2005)
Langda - Legendary male tiger from Kanha Tiger Reserve who has been ruling the Meadows since the Mid 2008, here he is shown taking care of his cub when the mother is not around.
Late B2 a dominant male tiger aswell as a celebrity in the tiger world who ruled Bandhavgarh for well over a decade and sired many cubs in his lifetime. this is him with one of his offsprings (Mirchaini male cub, not sure if Mallu or Kallu - I'd have to look up their stripe patterns to determine who this guy is.)
B2 with one of the mirchaini male cub again.
A big male with his cub, not sure who the male is (looks like a Ranthambore male to me - they have these kind of facial stripes)
Tadoba male with his cub (old pic and not sure who this male is)
Male tiger to the left - female to the right and her two cubs to the right having a nice time in the pool.
T-25 with his female cub
T-25 with his female cub again
T-25 with cub part 3
T-25 with cub part 4
T-25 protecting his cub from a charging female (T-17 aka Machli's daughter)
T-25 with the female cub again
Young father from Nepal with his two cubs
Adult male from Nagarjunasagar-Srisailam Tiger Reserve taking care of his two cubs
This is all for now, I am looking for the Ranthambore documentary that features X male with his cubs but i can't find it anywhere on youtube so if anyone has the link please post it. I could use those pictures in this.