The Dancing Tigresses
As the day neared its end, the tigers (sub-adult cubs of the tigress Parwali at Dhikala, Corbett Tiger Reserve) exhausted by their stalking and trying to hunt a spotted deer, cooled off themselves in the serene Ramganga river.
A play between tiger brothers and/or sisters can initially resemble a fight or quarrel. However, a quarrel or fight will also be accompanied by angry and very aggressive roars that distinguish the play from the fight between tigers. Poor Parwali had lost the first and second litter of cubs. Both were sub-adult males who were attacked by an adult male as they were trespassing the latter’s territory which is absolutely unacceptable by the ruler of the territory. She has produced her 3rd litter consisting of 3 cubs.