Maya is the queen also known as an enchantress in the Tadoba Andheri Tiger Reserve, known for her bold, fearless behavior. Now the mother, the tigress has been sighted regularly individually as well as with her cub by the tourists.
Maya’s territory in TATR is the core zone. The tigress did not fail to disappoint the visitors this time as well. She can be seen walking around with an attitude of fearless look on her face on Monday morning at around 7:00 am.
Sahil Baig, a wildlife photographer, who has been watching Maya ever since she was a cub, told The Live Nagpur that “ Maya’s territory is overlapped by 2-3 male tigers, where the male tigers usually pass by Maya’s territory trying to mate with her. Resulting in less survival of Maya’s cubs. The current cub of Maya is her 5th litter.”
Picture credit: Sahil Baig