Collarwali: The ‘Queen of Pench’ opens an exciting avenue for Wildlife Tourism
Madhya Pradesh’s Pench Tiger Reserve has a new and best story to share nowadays! Tourists have recently spotted the tigress ‘Collarwali’, considered as the ‘Queen of Pench’, with her four new born cubs, during jungle safari. She was born in the year 2005 to the huge male tiger ‘T-1’ commonly referred to as ‘Charger’ and the famous female tigress ‘Badimada’, who was featured in BBC’s documentary ‘Spy in the Jungle’.
Officially known as ‘T-15’, the majestic tigress was named ‘Collarwali’ after the installation of the radioactive collar around her neck to monitor her movements. In the year 2008, ‘Collarwali’ delivered her first litter of 3 cubs. But, unfortunately her off-springs failed to survive. And since then, she has been extremely fertile to produce 29 cubs till date including her latest,which is considered to be her 8th, with successful survival rates.
So, what makes ‘CollarwaliPench’ so famous? According to the forest officials, a tigress has a lifespan of 14 to 15 years and becomes fertile at the age of three. However, after the 1st litter, generally there is a gap of 2 years. Also, on an average a tigress can produce 12 cubs in her lifespan from six litters. But in case of ‘CollarwaliBaghin’, the number of litters, its frequency and the number of cubs delivered per litter has been phenomenal. Considering this as a special case, ‘Collarwali’ has been nominated for the entry in ‘Guinness Book of World Records’.
The latest contribution of ‘Collarwali’ has added up to the attraction of the reserve for wildlife and animal lovers. Hence, Pench National Park and Tiger Reserve is already grabbing eyeball and jungle safari booking Pench is about to get to new heights.
Village Machaan is one of the luxurious jungle resorts in Pench international near Turia Core Zone. The resort offers opulent Individual Glass Cottages, Specially Abled Cottages and also Honeymoon Exotic Cottages to offer un-forgettable stay surrounded by thrilling jungle ambience. This elite accommodation near Turia Core Zone is well-equipped with all sorts of facilities and special arrangements to enthral its guests. The list of facilities at one of the best properties in Pench, Village Machaan includes Swimming Pool, Library, Mini theatre, Candle light dinner, Indoor Games like table tennis, snooker, carrom, chess and many more. The guests can enjoy, Nature Walk/ Bird Watching, Picnic, Cycling and trekking around the safe zone of the forest, Pottery workshop too.
What else do you need? The sight of ‘SupermoCollarwaliBaghin’, the bio diversity of ‘Mowgli’s Land’ with majestic ‘Sher Khans’ patrolling their territory and a lavish retreat for your stayatPench.
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