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.
Reserve:Bandhavgarh, Madhya Pradesh
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.
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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.
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