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Choti Mada (Bisanpura Female)

Choti mada (also known as Bisanpura female) is a very calm and friendly individual although is only seen around other tigers on rare occasions.  She is particularly comfortable with elephants. 

   

Age: 11 years old (adult)
Name Meaning: Named after the village area in which she was born.
Code: B8 (Kanha)
First seen: January 2008
Gender: Female
Notable marks: The second and third bands on her tail look like a bow followed by some lips. She has an L shape on her left rear thigh, but this is found on all her close relatives.

 Choti mada, daughter of Chain Male and Badi Female and sister of Gollu, was born in 2008 in Kanha. 

She is a relatively solitary character and enjoys roaming her territory, which is based around the Bisanpura Meadow.  She is named after the village area in which she was born; Choti mada e is generous both with other tigers and with people. She has a very calm temperament and is rarely tetchy. 

Despite being a fairly average size, she can be identified by the ‘L’ shape on her left rear thigh (but this is found on all close relatives) and the second and third bands on her tail look like a bow followed by some lips.

Although rarely being seen around other tigers we think she may have had a cub around 2010, which unfortunately did not survive.  However she gave birth during the 2012 monsoon to 4 cubs.  The father and the sex of these cubs are not yet known, but increasingly being seen around Kanha in late 2013.

These tiger profiles have been brought to you after the painstaking work of Matt Pentecost with a host of park experts, guides, visitors and lodge owners. They included Tarun Bhati, Jehan Bhujwala and Eric D’Cunha, together with Vinod Ayam, Ashish Bais, Rajan Gurung, Kaustabh Mulay, Rahim, Nan Singh and Ashok. Chandrabal Singh (aka Ben) also contributed much.

         

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03 Feb 2017 Photo was added over 2 years ago

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Mukki region

Mini_2090_53597477675_9497_n Uploaded by MariaNordvall  

her eyes are unique! beautiful Tigress

Sriram | over 2 years ago

MANY TIGER R STILL NOT LISTED HERE. AT LEAST 15 MALE TIGERS N 17 FEMALES CAN B SPOTTED IN MUKKI KISLI N KANHA ZONES. MUKKI IS LEADING THN KISLI AS MUNNA IS SPOTTED NEAR KISLI CAMP.

jay99418 | over 2 years ago

A lovely sighting, TFS.

christina.little | over 2 years ago

28 Jun 2016 Photo was added almost 3 years ago

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Choti Mada marking her territory on Belkundi Road

Mini_10906282_10155100859850637_3134710016448513454_n Uploaded by Shashanka  

Nice capture...

imtiazkhank | almost 3 years ago

02 May 2014 Photo was added about 5 years ago

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3 male and 1 female of Chhoti Mada rushed from a nearby kill to quench their thirst. They are almost fully grown and are expected to separate in monsoon

Mini_user_default Uploaded by Rajarshi  

Great capture !!!

RickSaveTadoba | about 5 years ago

Fabulous photo and lucky for you Rajarshi. Thanks

julianmatthews | about 5 years ago

11 Apr 2014 Photo was added about 5 years ago

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Left side profile - Sub Adult Male cub of Choti Mada a.k.a Bisanpura female @ Dabba Jhandi Road Mukki Zone, Kanha National park

Mini_img_9994 Uploaded by Imtiaz Khan K  

Bisanpura female a.k.a Choti Mada was born in Indri and then moved to Mukki zone. She is now frequently seen back with her cubs in Kisli zone (Raja Kachar, Chimta Camp).

bencbs | about 5 years ago

Very useful Imtiaz

KayTiwari | about 5 years ago

10 Apr 2014 Photo was added about 5 years ago

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Follow me- Sub Adult Male cub of Choti Mada a.k.a Bisanpura female @ Dabba Jhandi Road Mukki Zone, Kanha National park

Mini_img_9994 Uploaded by Imtiaz Khan K  

He has handsome looks... hope he grows into a dominant force. :)

Kshitij | about 5 years ago

Bold and beautiful ...

samith | about 5 years ago

We saw all the four cubs and the Bisanpura female for two days at Dabba Jhandi Road and @ the forest camp (Kisli junction and Mukki zone start)

imtiazkhank | about 5 years ago

Wow, handsome guy! Did you manage to find his siblings around?

leminh | about 5 years ago

Nice one, Imtiaz!

santigris | about 5 years ago

Nice frame and even better luck to have him walk towards you unlike the rest of the "unfortunate" tourists .

RickSaveTadoba | about 5 years ago

02 Jan 2014 Photo was added over 5 years ago

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Sub Adult Male Cub - Right Profile - Sub Adult Male cub of Choti Mada a.k.a Bisanpura female @ Dabba Jhandi Road

Mini_img_9994 Uploaded by Imtiaz Khan K  

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