I have never seen a gorgeous lady like her! ❤️ While for most of us, tigers are just beautiful creatures; for me they are special. Seeing a tiger in the wild and photographing them is on a wish list for most of them. What I observe is about the the beauty of every tiger, their interesting characters and individual personalities.
Like I said, she is one of the most beautiful and elegant tigress of Tadoba. The time I saw her for the first time, I wondered if there is any other tigress who is as big, bold and beautiful as her.
Having three sub adults with her and surviving around the Junona village, she has been one of the most successful female who has mastered the human psychology. She does hunt cattle at times but also has made peace with people in the village.
If I have to compare, even the most photographed tigers across India have failed to impress me so much as this one did.
Lara is a one of the dominant female sub adults amongst the Telia sisters. She drove out her two sisters successfully but couldn’t drive out Sonam. Today, Sonam has settled down in the mother’s territory and rules the Telia lake. She also has four sub adults in the verge of separation.
Lara who lives right next to Sonam’s territory, has found an area in the Junona Buffer. Currently she has sub adults of about sixteen to eighteen months old and are on of the most curious sub adults of Tadoba-Andhari Tiger Reserve.
Image Credit: @sandesh.guru (Naturalist m, Team BFSL)
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