We'd asked you, dear readers, to share stories and photographs of the national animal.
Rediff reader Vijayarajan Muthu, 46, shares his story.
Vijayarajan Muthu spotted a tigress named Spotty at Bandhavgarh Tiger Reserve in Madhya Pradesh.
She gets her name from the 'T' mark on her left eyebrow.
Here are some photographs:
We were soaking in the sounds of the jungle when tigress Spotty appeared out onto the track, right in front of our safari to check us out before descending down a gorge, ever so gracefully. Photographs: Kind courtesy Vijayarajan Muthu
A calm and relaxed Spotty snapped while scent marking during a stroll in her territory on a cold winter morning.
Tigers love water and spend their time in and around small puddles that provide respite from the sweltering heat.
Here Spotty is seen chilling out on a hot summer morning.
Contrary to popular belief, the success ratio of tigers successfully hunting down prey is a paltry 1:20.
Here Spotty is pictured dragging a carcass of a male spotted deer away from the prying eyes of scavengers.
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