12-year-old tigress T30 a.k.a Husnara, died in Ranthambore National Park on Thursday, allegedly due to old age. The tigress named T-30 was spotted sitting on the roadside in the reserve’s Khandar area in the morning hours, unable to move with ease. Forest department staff, who rushed to check on her, saw her ‘struggling’ to move her legs for a while before she breathed her last.
A post-mortem was conducted after the National Tiger Conservation Authority (NTCA) was informed about her death, reserve officials said.
“Though her territory was out of bounds for tourists, she played a great role in the tiger conservation story in Ranthambore. She littered four times during her life span,” said Ranthambore field director Y K Sahu.
Sahu said she littered nine cubs, several of whom are enthralling tourists today. Some forest guard saw the tigress sitting on the roadside (on Thursday). She was trying to get up and move, but she was struggling. She was obviously in pain. The guards informed the officials following which a team of doctors and senior officials rushed to the spot,” said Sahu.