The tigress, considered to be the pride of the Pench Tiger Reserve in Seoni, Madhya Pradesh, died on Saturday evening due to old age. She was popularly known as ‘Collarwali’. This tigress was also known as ‘Pench Ki Rani’ and ‘Super Mom’.
The 17-year-old tigress earned the tag of “supermom” by giving birth to 29 cubs in her lifetime.
This tigress, also known as T-15, gave birth to 29 cubs eight times in 11 years between 2008 and 2018.
According to the report of news agency PTI, it can be seen in the pictures that many local people attended the funeral of the tigress, the visitors coming to the reserve saw her for the last time on 14 January. Some people with garlands of flowers, while some were seen giving their last farewell to the most photographed tigress with folded hands.
Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan also paid tribute to the “Super Tigress Mom”. He said, “Tributes to the ‘Super Tigress Mom’ of Pench Tiger Reserve, she was the pride of Madhya Pradesh and mother of 29 cubs, who played an important role in getting the status of Tiger State. The forests of Madhya Pradesh will always resonate with the roar of the cubs of ‘Queen’ of Pench Tiger Reserve.”
Many others also paid tribute on Twitter expressing grief over the death of the Collarwali tigress.
Pench Tiger Reserve said in a release, “The world famous ‘Collarwali’ tigress T-15 breathed her last at 6.15 pm on Saturday evening at Beat Kumbhadev of Karmajiri area under the reserve.”
The tigress, who had completed the age of about sixteen and a half years, died due to old age. It was being monitored continuously for the last one week by the wildlife doctor of the park management.
According to experts, the average lifespan of a tiger is about 12 years.
The ‘Collarwali’ tigress gave birth to three cubs for the first time in May 2008, four cubs in October 2008, five cubs in October 2010, three cubs in May 2012, three cubs in October 2013, four cubs in April 2015, in 2017 She gave birth to three cubs and in December 2018 gave birth to four cubs.