She lived like a queen for 17 years in Pench and gave birth to 29 cubs. End of an era.””The Queen is no more. Died because of old age. Leaving behind her legacy and her 29 cubs. She is one of the longest living tigress
Her contribution is immense in restoring back the ecological balance by improving the tiger population.”The tigress had given birth to 29 cubs in eight litters during the span of 11 years – between 2008 and 2018 – the officials said.
The tigress was the hope of other tigress overcoming extinction.Roadkills and tiger killing – animals killed on the road by vehicles and tiger hunting is one of the biggest threats the world’s wildlife face today and as the human presence grows in forested areas, such deaths are predicted to go up in the coming days.
Already a lot of animals in India are endangered. The number of tigers and the number of tigress in india was too big almost 10-20 times of what is now in the 1950s but humans have been hunting and killing them for their own selfish gains.
A new report published in the Global Ecology and Biogeography journal says that roadkills pose a grave threat to the tiger and leopard population in North India.As a female cub, the tigress was radio-collared in March 2008.
While the radio collar stopped functioning later, she was again radio-collared in January 2010 and that’s how she earned her name ‘Collarwali’.‘Collarwali’ passing away at 17, is a record of sorts, as experts note that the average age of a tiger is about 12 years.
According to officials, she had given birth to 29 cubs in eight litters during 11 years — between 2008 and 2018. Of the 29 cubs, 25 have survived.’Collarwali’ had first given birth to three cubs in May 2008, but they could not survive. On 23 October 2010, she gave a litter of five cubs (four females and one male).