Indian Forest Services officer stationed at the Pench Tiger Reserve, Susanta Nanda, on November 8, shared an adorable video of a family of tigers drinking water at a watering hole. The video was filmed within the premises of the tiger reserve and showed a tigress having water with her three cubs. However, the IFS officer did not specify the tiger in the video. It appeared to be the famous Royal Bengal Tigress 'Collarwali', famous for giving birth to 4 cubs in the month of January and a total of 29 cubs in different litters over a span of 10 years. Nanda also mentioned the different characteristics of tigers in a video he had posted on Twitter.
Next few days will be at the tiger capital of India- Pench & Central Indian tiger landscape, source of life sustaining water for many. Just for information, a tiger can live without food for 2 weeks, but without water for 4 days max. Enjoy the clip of the family having water. pic.twitter.com/PL5U1dR69t— Susanta Nanda IFS (@susantananda3) November 8, 2019
The video has garnered a lot of attention and has prompted users to post really nice comments about the incident that took place. A Twitterati posted a tweet wherein he talked about him visiting the tiger reserve a few years back and called the video posted by Nanda a delightful incident.
Absolutely delightful. Visited beautiful Pench some years ago.— Sanjay Anandaram (@AnandaramSanjay) November 8, 2019
Another user congratulated the IFS officer on the video that he had posted on twitter.
Poetry in Motion— Syed Rizvi (@SyedRiz46367215) November 8, 2019
Well done Sir
The Central Indian tiger landscape is spread across many states such as Madhya Pradesh, Chattisgarh, Maharashtra, and parts of Andhra Pradesh. 'Collarwali' is a 13-year-old Royal Bengal tigress from the Pench Tiger Reserve, who made the news for giving birth to a total of 29 cubs in 7 different litters over a span of 10 years, which is being considered a rare feat by the forest officials as the average life span of a tiger is 14-15 years.
Field director, Vikram Singh Parihar, had stated that 'Collarwali' had become the first such tigress in the world to have given birth to so many children in her lifespan. He further added that with the tigress' good health, she might live beyond a life span of 20 years.
(With inputs from agencies)