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Ranthambore National Park

A tiger called Noor

If the Ranthambore National Park in Rajasthan is a conservation success story, the tigers of the reserve have remarkable life stories of their own. The biggest draw of the park today is Noor and her three cubs.

 

The Bengal tiger at a waterhole in the Ranthambore National Park.
The Bengal tiger at a waterhole in the Ranthambore National Park. Photo: Aditya Singh
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Noor and her three cubs on a hilly forest path in the national park.
Noor and her three cubs on a hilly forest path in the national park. Photo: Aditya Dicky Singh
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The watchful ambush in the forest. The cubs are taught how to hide, camouflage themselves amidst rustling dry grass and the forest cover, and stalk prey without being noticed.
The watchful ambush in the forest. The cubs are taught how to hide, camouflage themselves amidst rustling dry grass and the forest cover, and stalk prey without being noticed. Photo: Aditya Dicky Singh
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Noor carrying her cub in her powerful jaws.
Noor carrying her cub in her powerful jaws. Photo: Aditya Dicky Singh
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Play time, The mother-cubs bonding is something photographers long to capture.
Play time, The mother-cubs bonding is something photographers long to capture. Photo: Aditya Singh
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Play time. The mother-cubs bonding is something photographers long to capture.
Play time. The mother-cubs bonding is something photographers long to capture. Photo: Aditya Dicky Singh
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The Ranthambore fort in the national park.
The Ranthambore fort in the national park. Photo: Aditya Dicky Singh
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In the protective care of the mother.
In the protective care of the mother. Photo: Aditya Dicky Singh
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Noor’s cub nuzzling at her after a lesson in kill.
Noor’s cub nuzzling at her after a lesson in kill. Photo: Aditya Dicky Singh
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The tigress and her cubs quenching their thirst at a pond in the park.
The tigress and her cubs quenching their thirst at a pond in the park. Photo: Aditya Dicky Singh
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A sloth bear (Melursus ursinus) confronts Noor in the dry forests of the park.
A sloth bear (Melursus ursinus) confronts Noor in the dry forests of the park. Photo: Aditya Dicky Singh
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A mating pair on a rocky plateau in the national park.
A mating pair on a rocky plateau in the national park. Photo: Aditya Dicky Singh
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Aditya Dicky Singh
Aditya Dicky Singh Photo: By special arrangement
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