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In June 2003, with Ranthambore in the middle of a drought, a crocodile approached a lake in her territory. Machli first escorted her cubs to safety and returned to fight the 14-foot-long crocodile, emerging victorious after an hour-and-a-half. It earned her a new moniker, “crocodile killer”. Forest officials carried her remains, draped in a stark white sheet, with roses and marigolds resting on it, to the hill. “It took a few hundred kgs of wood and about 200 dung-cakes to cremate her, as 70 constables and other officials stood saluting her,”
originally posted by: maddy21
a reply to: ketsuko
Tiger populations have been going up in the past few years, thanks to conservation methods by several countries and "shoot at sight" policy against poachers. The biggest problem is the Chinese market for tiger related products which leads to poaching. Chinese have so far refused to do anything credible to destroy this market...