Collarwali, a famed tigress from Madhya Pradesh’s Pench Tiger Reserve, died of old age on Saturday evening. The 17-year-old tigress was dubbed “supermom” for having given birth to 29 kids in her lifespan.
From 2008 to 2018, T-15, the tigress, gave birth to 29 pups in eight litters over eleven years.
According to a PTI story, several people were seen attending the funeral of the tigress, who was last seen on January 14 by reserve visitors. Some wore garlands, while others stood with their hands clasped to pay their respects to the most photographed tigress. Shivraj Singh Chouhan, the Chief Minister of Madhya Pradesh, also paid respect to the “Super Tigress Mom.”
“Dedicated to @PenchMP’s ‘Super Tigress Mom’ Collarwali, the pride of Madhya Pradesh and mother to 29 cubs, who was instrumental in securing MP’s Tiger State recognition. The roar of the cubs of the ‘Queen’ of Pench Tiger Reserve will always be heard in the forests of Madhya Pradesh, “Mr. Chouhan stated in a Hindi tweet. Several others used Twitter to express their sorrow at the loss of the beloved “Collarwali.”
Pench’s mother is referred to as her. Imagine how her bloodline has aided in the recovery of India’s tiger population. ” Parveen Kaswan, an IFS officer, took to Twitter to express his displeasure with the situation.
It stated that a team of foresters had been monitoring the huge cat’s health for the last week and that the tigress had died of old age. According to specialists, a
tiger’s average age is estimated to be around 12 years old.
According to the announcement, the carcass was disposed of according to National Tiger Conservation Authority (NTCA) norms, and the viscera was transferred to laboratories for investigation.
In March 2008, the tigress was radio-collared. After the old one ceased working, she was radio-collared again in January 2010. The tigress was then dubbed “Collarwali,” a nickname that was given to her by the villagers.
In 2018, Madhya Pradesh was named the country’s “tiger state,” with 526 large cats.