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T-58 Died Ranthambore Tiger

08 Jul, 2024

Tiger T-58 from Ranthambore National Park in Rajasthan Discovered Dead

A saddening news came up recently as the Tiger, T-58 was discovered dead in Hindwad village near a waterbody around Ranthambore National Park in Rajasthan. The actual reason for the death of T-58 is still unknown as the autopsy reports are yet to be conducted. The body of the 14-year tiger is kept in the wildlife mortuary Naka Rajbagh of Ranthambore region. Continuous monitoring and tracking of the tigers were conducted on a frequent basis to keep a trace of them.

About Tiger, T-58 of Ranthambore Forest

Within the Ranthambore Tiger Project region is Hindwad village where Tiger T-58 who is also known as Rocky is the son of T-26, Sharmili used to habitat. Sharmili gave birth to three male cubs including T-58, T-57 and T-56. Rocky was quite a lively soul and made many memorable and wonderful incidents inside the forest region. Tiger T-58 followed its mother’s legacy and lived in the Ranthambore forest for 14 years till his death. Rocky was a rather youthful and brave adult tiger from zones 7 and 8 of the Ranthambore forest area. He has extended his dominion from Jamoda to Maha-Khoh and also several times seen in the Kundal area.

There are presently 25 male and 29 female adult tigers in the Ranthambore National Park. The number of tigers is estimated to be 76, including 12 cubs and 10 sub-adult large cats. The Wildlife Institute of India (WII) research suggests that Sawai Man Singh Sanctuary and Ranthambore National Park have a carrying capacity of no more than forty-three mature tigers.

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