In India’s most well-known tigerscape, with its backdrop of towering cliffs and fortress walls, ruined pleasure palaces, temples and chattris reflected in glistening lakes, a new generation of tigers has been born. Their mother, Unnis (T19), is the third tigress to occupy this breathtaking scenery in only four years. Unnis’s mother, Machali, the grande dame of Ranthambhore lived here all her life, before her daughter Satra (T17) usurped her territory in 2011, only to disappear a couple of years later in May 2013 – in mysterious circumstances – leaving behind three young cubs.
Julian Matthews, Tiger-in-Chief
Credits: Tiger Nation