Murphy


J2 Right flank (c) Kay Tiwari

J2 Right flank (c) Kay Tiwari

Murphy was brought up under the loving protection of her shy mother Jaya, alongside two sisters and a brother in the Rajbehra area of the park.

J2 Left flank (c) Kay Tiwari

J2 Left flank (c) Kay Tiwari

Reserve:Bandhavgarh, Madhya Pradesh

Age:2 years old (juvenile)
Code:J2 (Ba)
First seen:May 2012
Gender:Female
 
Jaya and three of her four yearling cubs in May 2013 (c) Kim Sullivan

Jaya and three of her four yearling cubs in May 2013 (c) Kim Sullivan

J2 heads off across the forest after her brother June 2013 (c) Kay Tiwari

J2 heads off across the forest after her brother June 2013 (c) Kay Tiwari

Murphy was born in April 2012, alongside two sisters and a brother in a cave behind Rajbehra meadows. Her mother Jaya, (Rajbehra female) had acquired the territory from her mother when she died suddenly, and her sister Vijaya took over the next door territory of Chakradhara under the hill fort.

Seldom seen as young cubs, their mother was elsuive and kept her family well hidden in their early months and it was only in the heat of summer of 2013 that the family were increasingly in evidence in their famous Rajbehra and wherever their mother, the great provider, had found them a meal. Murphy was always shy, but it was her sister Crumbie (J4) who was fiercely independent, and was always causing great anxiety for her siblings and mother.

Follow Murphy on Tiger Nation as she grows up.

Murphy at just over 13 months old, you can see her permanent top canine appearing, now she is on the verge of independance. Photo: Kay Tiwari

Murphy at just over 13 months old, you can see her permanent top canine appearing, now she is on the verge of independance. Photo: Kay Tiwari

These Life stories have been brought to you by Kay and Satyendra Tiwari, and involved twenty five years of passion, note taking and intelligence while living on the borders of Bandhavgarh Reserve.

Credits: Tiger Nation

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