Bandhavgarh National Park : Bandhavgarh Tigers

Tigers of Bandhavgarh National Park


 Tigers in Bandhavgarh Bandhavgarh is a popular tiger reserve in Madhya Pradesh state of Central India. Wildlife lovers from all over the world, visits this tiger reserve, after covering thousands of kilometers. Here tigers are not just another mammal but treated like stars of Bandhavgarh safari world. Here tigers have been given different names and each one can be identified by their physique, stripe pattern, territory. As only 20% area of tiger reserve is accessible to tourists so we usually see 15% to 25% of total tiger population. Bandhavgarh tigers have good physique and they are favorite of wildlife photographers. Here we have tried to share some information about some popular tigers of Bandhavgarh which includes living and dead tigers.


The legendary ruler of the Bandhavgarh tiger reserve, Charger was a dominant male tiger. He was a legend and lives life like a superstar of the forest. He got his name when he charged at an elephant carrying tourists. He was known for his ferocious roar and the terrible jump. An average life span of tiger is about twelve to fourteen years. There were only few known tigers which had lived upto 15 years but the charger lived upto 17 years. He died in the September month of year 2000 in an enclosure at Magdhi zone of Bandhavgarh Tiger Reserve. He was a fearless male and can anytime enter the territory of other tigers. He was having the largest territory in the Bandhavgarh reserve of all time and all the females were his for the taking. When charger got older he was pushed out of the tala range by his son ( male from his daughter Mohini). When the charger was not sighted in the park the forest officals got worried and some officials guessed that he maight have been died during the fight for the territory. Later he was found outside the tal range. He was then tranqualised by the veterinary doctors to heal his wounds. The doctors did attend and he did prophesize Charger's death.

Male Dominant tiger B2 Bandhavgarh National ParkTiger B-2 : The Fight between father and the son marked the end of the ruling King 'Charger' was the son of the three males of Mohini. The Name of the Crown Prince was B2 called by the locals. There were ther male sons of Mohini, the most dominant amongst the three was B2. The Other males B1, and B3 was not so much highlighted. B2 ruled the territory of the charger for a long period, while B1 and B3 satisfied themselves with the region outside the tala range. B-2 inherited with qualities of charger more than B1 and B3.
B2 is the most aggressive and more romantic amongst the three. B2 has strong likes and dislikes. He just hates the cacophony most what else would describe his utter intolerance of harsh sounds like those of vehicles and motorbikes. B2

Real Incidents related with B2 ( Sept 2002 ) >>> Bansi the driver of Jungle Gypsy

The driver of the jungle diesel Jeep, abnsu was driving from the evenign park safari and was passing throught the territory of B2. suddenly the tiger B2 Jumps from the grass right infront of the vehicle of Bansi with its ferocious roar. Bansi Just paddled the brake and stopped just a few metre distance from B2. Tiger B2 just came forward and started pounding the vehicle and sat on the raod. The tiger B2 sat on the road for about an hour and when he jsut got bored he walked away in the grass.

Male Tiger B1 of Bandhavgarh : He was in contrast with B2, he was a lazy tiger loves to rest and streches under the cover of the Jamun tree and some times on the bank of his territory. He didnt like to do the hard work for making a kill. He makes a soft target for the kill as he pounced over the park boundary and enters the village of Tala, he kill the grazing cattles and drag it into the park boundary.

Male Tiger B3 of Bandhavgarh : Male Tiger B3 was a romatic tiger like a casenova. he likes the females in heat. A tigress is not in heat when she is tending her cubs. B3 Has not been sighted for many years now and guessed by the forest officials that it had is no more.

Bokha: Bokha is a dominant male of Magdhi zone in Bandhavgarh. During the safari in Magdhi Zone, if you had noticed the giant pugmarks of a male tiger, then he was Bokha Tiger of Bandhavgarh. He died on 01/June/2012 at the age of 13 years. In childhood, during conflict with other tiger, one of his teeth was broken, due to which, he was given name Bokha. He is a healthy male tiger that often had conflicts with current dominating male B2 who rules Tala zone area.

Mukunda Male: Mukunda tiger in Bandhavgarh is the dominant tiger of park. He was giant young tiger this time and dare to enter into anybody's territory without any hesitation. Before few day of Bokha tiger death he had territorial conflict with Mukunda male tiger and was defeated. He can be termed as dominant tiger of Bandhavgarh. He is choice of every photographer to capture in images.

Kankati Tigress: Kankati tigress was one more popular tigress in Bandhavgarh. She has got the name due to cut in her year. She has also contributed in tiger population of Bandhavgarh. Despite of one damaged eye, she survived, produced litters and did hunting successfully. Due to damaged eye and cut in ear, photographers usually avoids taking her pictures but most of the visitors remains curious to see such tigress. She was very friendly with human society and often seen in and nearby Tala village areas. In year 2014, when park was about to open for safaris, she had severe conflict with male tiger to save her cubs. In this conflict she died with her two cubs. One cub survived in this conflict.

tigress sita of Bandhavgarh National Park Female Dominant Tigress Sita of Bandhavgarh: The matriarch of Bandhavgarh was the mother of all the tigress of Bandhavgarh Tiger Reserve. Sita was having two female and one male tigers. One of the female of Sita was Mohini, has son B1, B2 and B3. Here we can see the picture of Sita with her cubs. Usually a female tigeress keep her cubs with herself about 18 - 20 Months. During this period the mother kills the prey and feed her cubs. Sita was a perfect mother and has taken proper care of its cubs.

Bamera Male Tiger "Bamera male" is a popular tiger of Bandhavgarh tiger reserve. He was born in year 2003 at Buffer zone of Bandhavgarh and bought up near Bamera dam area from which his name is derived. Bamera dam is a area in Panpatha range. In his adulthood, he was counted among dominant male tigers of Bandhavgarh. He was active in Tala zone and Khitauli zone areas of Bandhavgarh. In his adulthood, his was physically strong and won many territorial battles with other tigers. In later phase of his life, due to growing age, he started loosing territory and territorial battles and was forced out of is territories. After attaining age of 12 years, he became active near villages. In order to avoid probable man-animal conflict or death due in territorial conflict, forest department decided to shift Bamera male to enclosure and thus on 02/Nov/2015, he was shifted to Baherha enclosure. He is in last phase of his life. It is a decision taken for Forest Department in correct direction. This will stretch the life of Bamera tiger to some more time.

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