Bandhavgarh Tigress dead
The Jhurjhura tigress in Bandhavgarh who had three small cubs is dead. It is reported that she was hit by a gypsy and died at around 9 am in the jhurjhura dam area. All the drivers and guides of the gypsies (11) that had gone in that route are being questioned.
Postmortem is being done on the body of the tigress now.
Official version is awaited.
The tigress was finding it difficult to feed her cubs in the rajbehera dam area, as by the time she used to go and fetch her small cubs, her grown up cubs from previous litter used to come and eat the kill. So since the last two weeks, she had left the rajbehera area and was staying in the jhurjhura dam area. There is good hiding place for her cubs in the caves in jhurjhura.
Personally, I have been photographing her for the past few years. It is heartbreaking to think that her three small cubs who are too small to hunt themselves are now orphaned.