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Ranthambore Tiger Stories

Star Tigers of Ranthambore National Park

As most of us know that Ranthambore national park is famous for its tigers and for true tiger lovers the experience of watching tigers in Sawai Madhopur's Ranthambore is both educational and emotional. One important fact about Ranthambore National Park is that there are some tigers that are determined as the superstars of Ranthambore.

Machli (T-16):

Machli was one of the most famous tigresses in Ranthambore National Park. She had camera-friendly attitude and her survival instincts have made her one of the most known among tigers of Ranthambore National Park. Her graceful appearance every now and then makes the heart of the visitors skip a beat. However, she died last year but she will always be alive in the heart of visitors who have seen her.

SULTAN (T-72)::

Sultan meaning emperor is the superstar in making. He was first seen in the summer of 2012 at the age of 4 months with his mother Noor.Sultan could be spotted in Zone 1 in Ranthambore National Park. Sultan can be often seen in Zone 1 in Ranthambore National Park as Zone 1 in Ranthambore national park is his father area.Sultan is the upcoming big thing that one should look out for in Ranthambore National Park.

Mala (T-39)::

Mala also known as Noor is a popular tigress in the park. It has a necklace like a stripe on her side flank marks her identity. She is considered to be the master of hunting. She possessed the quality of being camera-friendly. Mala can be often seen in Zone 2 and Zone 6 of Ranthambore National Park. She is usually with her majestic son Sultan and her husband Ustad who is the most commonly sighted tiger in Ranthambore. Her dominance over a large territory makes Mala the queen of Ranthambore National Park.

Ustad (T-24)::

Ustad is the most ferocious and known superstar of Ranthambore. He is a champion hunter, fearless and good looking, Ustad rules over Zone 6 and the area adjacent to Ranthambore National Park. The fearless attitude of this big tiger can be guessed by his bravery to sit on the highway and eat his well-deserved prey without a care in the world. He has been accused of killing 3 humans between 2010 and 2012, but like every coin has two faces, I am sure Ustad has a story to tell as well. Also, the killing of the Assistant Forest Officer, Gheesu Singh, the last victim of Ustad, was reported in 2012.