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Munna (Langda, Meadow Vale)

 

   Due to his preferred terrain and striking facial markings, Munna is perhaps the most photographed and most easily recognisable tiger in the Kanha Park today  Despite not being particularly big, he has battled his way to dominance, which at times has led to injury.

   

Age: 16 years old (adult)
Code: MU1 (Kanha)
First seen: Unknown
Gender: Male
Notable marks: Prominent 'CAT" on forehead.

   Munna, also known as Langda/Meadow Male, was born in 2003 although is of unknown parentage. 

He spends most of his time in meadows, but his territory ranges from Chattapathara to Bamni Dadar to Neelamullah to Link 9 to Kanhaghat to Naktighati. His rise to dominance was tough and included many fights particularly during 2005 and 2006 when he was consolidating his area.  In one of the fights he sustained a leg injury giving him a limp, hence Langda or the limping one.  This has healed almost completely now and he is now in complete control of his territory, despite not being particularly big. 

He has a dominant ‘CAT’ marking on his forehead. He mates with Umapani Female II in particular although has been know to mate with other tigresses as well.

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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23 Aug 2016 Photo was added almost 3 years ago

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Munna (Langda) – Kanha

Tiger:
Munna

Reserve:
Kanha, Madhya Pradesh


Munna spotted near one of the resort named Tuli Tiger Resort

AMRITANSHGUPTA | 12 months ago

Bheema is no more. Today, he succumbed to the injuries he had sustained in a fight recently. Kingfisher, another male of the Mukki zone, met a similar fate not very long ago. Is Chhota Munna, son of the legendary Munna, responsible? Munna himself made yet another comeback and was being sighted regularly in the Kisli zone towards the end of last month & beginning of this month. The best part is that he was mating! However, the sightings have since stopped. It is likely that Munna is under pressure from the resident males of the Kisli zone.

bidhanpaul | over 2 years ago

Kanha zone is rocking ......... sighting morning & evening

anthonymalik73 | over 2 years ago

28 Jan 2016 Photo was added over 3 years ago

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Munna,seen on the Dighdola road.Sarhi zone.

Tiger:
Munna

Reserve:
Kanha, Madhya Pradesh

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17 Sep 2015 Photo was added over 3 years ago

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He came out without a call and gave us an amazing sight. Quite a friendly tiger.

Tiger:
Munna

Reserve:
Kanha, Madhya Pradesh

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16 Jul 2015 Photo was added almost 4 years ago

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We met Munna near Bandri Behra meadow and he walked with us till Saunf Tiraha. He really is a tiger who loves to give head-on shots :-)

Tiger:
Munna

Reserve:
Kanha, Madhya Pradesh

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Kshitij - This was in May 3rd week

shanx13 | almost 4 years ago

When was this Shashanka?

Kshitij | almost 4 years ago

Dying to see him...

Shirish | almost 4 years ago

24 Jun 2015 Photo was added almost 4 years ago

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The looks of the king of Kanha

Tiger:
Munna

Reserve:
Kanha, Madhya Pradesh

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16 Jun 2015 Photo was added almost 4 years ago

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Munna crossing Sonf Road around 5PM. He was on his way to Salghat. Surprisingly stocky for a male between 13-15 yrs of age, his size can be seen against the road's width, which is over 2m across. The width of the Jeep itself is about 160cm. Kay once said Kanha males are bigger than all of Banhavgarh males; and her words echoed through my mind when seeing Munna and his son Chota Munna in action.

Tiger:
Munna

Reserve:
Kanha, Madhya Pradesh

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13 Jun 2015 Photo was added almost 4 years ago

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Munna - the most photographed tiger in recent times, can truly mesmerise the visitors with his looks.

Tiger:
Munna

Reserve:
Kanha, Madhya Pradesh

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I also saw him on 25 April. Julien, if TN has access to the right people and info, could you cross-check with them re Munna's birthdate? I believe he might be Minkur female's bro, in which case he was born around Jan 2000. Or, he could have been one litter after Minkur, which happened to be 2002. If Munna was born in 2002, Kankata and Chain male would be his siblings. Since TN has info on Minkur, would be great if they could also check Minkur's siblings.

leminh | almost 4 years ago

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