Topyaps Logo

Topyaps Logo Topyaps Logo Topyaps Logo Topyaps Logo

Topyaps menu

Responsive image

World’s Oldest And Most Photographed Tigress Machli Breaths Her Last In Ranthambore

Published on 18 August, 2016 at 12:57 pm By

Known as the Queen of Ranthambore, tigress Machli, who ruled the National Park for her entire life, has breathed her last.

The oldest tigress in the world – she was 19 – Machli had been unwell for the last few days and was under constant supervision of park authorities.


Advertisement

On August 16, Tigerwalah founder Anurag Sharma had shared a photo of Machli, also tagged as T16, with a caption that said at her age medical intervention could be risky.

Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot too condoled Machli’s death on Twitter.

 

 


She breathed her last near a densely forested patch close to a resort at around 9.50 am on August 18.

Park officials said they were saddened by her death because she had become part of the family. The carcass would be sent for postmortem and a proper funeral will be carried out.

Machli holds the record of being the most photographed tiger in the world. She was named so by Colin Patrick Stafford-Johnson – a cinematographer who spotted a mark on her cheek that resembled a fish.

 

She was also photographed killing a 14-foot-long crocodile inside the park. The encounter led to her losing all her canines in the encounter, though she managed to kill the croc. Ever since, Machli was fed by park authorities.

The main draw for tourists in Ranthambore, Machli has helped earn Ranthambore Rs.65 crores in the last 10 years.

She has been featured in short films, documentaries and has Facebook pages dedicated to her name.

Here is Machli breathing her last.


Advertisement

Advertisement

Latest Stories

48 Best Chanakya Quotes You Should Read To Get Success In Life

48 Best Chanakya Quotes You Should Read To Get Success In Life


Best of Pankaj Udhas Ghazals That Can Help Lift Your Mood And Your Mind Too

Best of Pankaj Udhas Ghazals That Can Help Lift Your Mood And Your Mind Too


Interesting Facts About The RSS Chief Mohan Bhagwat

Interesting Facts About The RSS Chief Mohan Bhagwat


Interesting Tidbits About the Bill Gates House, The Richest Man’s House In The World

Interesting Tidbits About the Bill Gates House, The Richest Man’s House In The World


Looking For A Good Place to Trek? Know About Kheerganga & Its Trekking Options

Looking For A Good Place to Trek? Know About Kheerganga & Its Trekking Options


Advertisement

Most Searched

More From News

Popular on The Web