T39 on the prowl
On the 26th May, we had a magnificent sighting on the tigress known as T39 or Mala. It started with a close encounter and ended with following her as she set about hunting deer. She currently has cubs, her second litter, but sadly observation suggests she only has one remaining cub. It’s possible to tell this because the cubs take ownership of a specific nipple and they and only they will feed from it. When T39 was first sighted after giving birth there were 3 very prominent nipples. Now there was just one. However, the chances of survival of the remaining cub will have sky rocketed, as he or she will have exclusive access to the tigress’s milk and ultimately prey.
The T39 sighting was very special indeed.