Machli - Small
The Leaping Fox pays homage to a True Heroine.
“Machli”, or fish in Hindi, she was named for her remarkable fish-like facial markings. She lived from 1997-2016 in Ranthambore National Park, India.
Machli was also known as “The Queen of Ranthambore”, “The Queen Mother of Tigers” and “The Crocodile Killer” for producing a gene pool of over 50 tigers and being the only known tiger to have fought and killed a crocodile, 14 foot long.
A fearless defender and a survivor, she was the only known tigress to have raised a litter without the use of her canines.
10 year obsession of award winning wildlife filmmaker S Nalla Muthu. Star of 5 of his incredible films, he captured Machli from her prime until her last breath.
In his words, “Protect One Tiger. Create a Forest.”