Jobhi


1Nobody knows where Jobhi has come from. He’s new to the reserve; strong and muscular at 5-years-old, and already causing territorial chaos.

His elusive movements suggests that he is not used to the attention of the visitor zones as he moves at night. But with a highly unusual coat pattern, he will be hard to mistake.

Age:7 years old (adult)
Code:M9
First seen:March 2012
Gender:Male
Notable marks:He has very few simple, thin stripes on his shoulders and forelegs
This is Jobhi (M9) or the Jhurhura male, who reappeared last year as a new male (C) Mictiger

This is Jobhi (M9) or the Jhurhura male, who reappeared last year as a new male (C) Mictiger

Jobhi Male is completely new to Tiger Nation, first appearing out of the blue on Charkawan Dam in the Maghdi zone on the 3rd of March, 2012.

We know nothing of his background, but he does bear a striking resemblance to Shaki though his coat pattern is different to anything that has been seen in the areas frequented by visitors in the reserve over the last quarter century.

Has he come in from the Kalwah range? The Forest Department has always maintained that there are tigers in Kalwah, but visitors are not allowed to visit parts of these areas.

Jodhi appears to have been the reason that Shaki has now left the Magdhi zone.

Can you help with any further photos of this distinctive tiger? Please contact us 

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. Read their blogs and diaries here

Credits: Tiger Nation 

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