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Meet Machli, The Tigress Who Earns 6 Crore Every Month for Her Photogenic Face

Priyambada Dubey | Last Modified - May 31, 2016, 05:47 PM IST

World's most photographed tiger is the 20-year-old Machli who is helping India earn crores every year
  • Machli is the most photographed tigress in the world.
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    Machli is the most photographed tigress in the world.
    Machli is a star in India’s Ranthambore National Park. She rules the hearts of tourists and is a muse of shutterbugs who travel across the country to have a glimpse of this fierce tigress. Mother to almost 60% of the tigers in the country, Machli is the most photographed tiger in the world.
    Machli turned 20 this year. Two years back, the striped cat suddenly went missing for 26 days. All theories revolving around poaching surrounded her sudden disappearance. In memory of the beast, obituaries were written and photographs framed, but the tigress still lives and continues to show her prowess in the National Park.
    Machli is an international fame. Several documentaries have been shot on her and numerous stories written about her majestic and fierce personality. She is a prolific model, posing valiantly in front of cameras without a touch of diffidence.
    That’s not all about the fierce beast. She is known to have contributed more than Rs 67 crore per year to the Indian government by attracting tourists to Rajasthan in the last 10 years. A fish shaped mark on the left side of the tigress’s face has given her the adorable name of ‘Machli’.
    The ferocious tigress can give competition to the male tigers when they threaten her on her cubs. The proud mother of 11, Machli is still muscular and full of valour at 20 while most tigers die by the time they reach 15 years of age. Her children are as camera-friendly as the tigress herself but none of them are any close to her when it comes to her power and majesty.
    At 20, Machli has lost her teeth and an eye and retired to the peaceful outskirts of the National Park.
    Click next to see the journey of Machli aka ‘T-16’ in the last 20 years…
  • Machli is also known as T-16
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    Machli is also known as T-16
    Machli is a star in India’s Ranthambore National Park. She rules the hearts of tourists and is a muse of shutterbugs who travel across the country to have a glimpse of this fierce tigress. Mother to almost 60% of the tigers in the country, Machli is the most photographed tiger in the world.
    Machli turned 20 this year. Two years back, the striped cat suddenly went missing for 26 days. All theories revolving around poaching surrounded her sudden disappearance. In memory of the beast, obituaries were written and photographs framed, but the tigress still lives and continues to show her prowess in the National Park.
    Machli is an international fame. Several documentaries have been shot on her and numerous stories written about her majestic and fierce personality. She is a prolific model, posing valiantly in front of cameras without a touch of diffidence.
    That’s not all about the fierce beast. She is known to have contributed more than Rs 67 crore per year to the Indian government by attracting tourists to Rajasthan in the last 10 years. A fish shaped mark on the left side of the tigress’s face has given her the adorable name of ‘Machli’.
    The ferocious tigress can give competition to the male tigers when they threaten her on her cubs. The proud mother of 11, Machli is still muscular and full of valour at 20 while most tigers die by the time they reach 15 years of age. Her children are as camera-friendly as the tigress herself but none of them are any close to her when it comes to her power and majesty.
    At 20, Machli has lost her teeth and an eye and retired to the peaceful outskirts of the National Park.
    Click next to see the journey of Machli aka ‘T-16’ in the last 20 years…
  • The tigress is the mother to 60% of the population in the National Park.
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    The tigress is the mother to 60% of the population in the National Park.
    Machli is a star in India’s Ranthambore National Park. She rules the hearts of tourists and is a muse of shutterbugs who travel across the country to have a glimpse of this fierce tigress. Mother to almost 60% of the tigers in the country, Machli is the most photographed tiger in the world.
    Machli turned 20 this year. Two years back, the striped cat suddenly went missing for 26 days. All theories revolving around poaching surrounded her sudden disappearance. In memory of the beast, obituaries were written and photographs framed, but the tigress still lives and continues to show her prowess in the National Park.
    Machli is an international fame. Several documentaries have been shot on her and numerous stories written about her majestic and fierce personality. She is a prolific model, posing valiantly in front of cameras without a touch of diffidence.
    That’s not all about the fierce beast. She is known to have contributed more than Rs 67 crore per year to the Indian government by attracting tourists to Rajasthan in the last 10 years. A fish shaped mark on the left side of the tigress’s face has given her the adorable name of ‘Machli’.
    The ferocious tigress can give competition to the male tigers when they threaten her on her cubs. The proud mother of 11, Machli is still muscular and full of valour at 20 while most tigers die by the time they reach 15 years of age. Her children are as camera-friendly as the tigress herself but none of them are any close to her when it comes to her power and majesty.
    At 20, Machli has lost her teeth and an eye and retired to the peaceful outskirts of the National Park.
    Click next to see the journey of Machli aka ‘T-16’ in the last 20 years…
  • She is also a fierce fighter.
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    She is also a fierce fighter.
    Machli is a star in India’s Ranthambore National Park. She rules the hearts of tourists and is a muse of shutterbugs who travel across the country to have a glimpse of this fierce tigress. Mother to almost 60% of the tigers in the country, Machli is the most photographed tiger in the world.
    Machli turned 20 this year. Two years back, the striped cat suddenly went missing for 26 days. All theories revolving around poaching surrounded her sudden disappearance. In memory of the beast, obituaries were written and photographs framed, but the tigress still lives and continues to show her prowess in the National Park.
    Machli is an international fame. Several documentaries have been shot on her and numerous stories written about her majestic and fierce personality. She is a prolific model, posing valiantly in front of cameras without a touch of diffidence.
    That’s not all about the fierce beast. She is known to have contributed more than Rs 67 crore per year to the Indian government by attracting tourists to Rajasthan in the last 10 years. A fish shaped mark on the left side of the tigress’s face has given her the adorable name of ‘Machli’.
    The ferocious tigress can give competition to the male tigers when they threaten her on her cubs. The proud mother of 11, Machli is still muscular and full of valour at 20 while most tigers die by the time they reach 15 years of age. Her children are as camera-friendly as the tigress herself but none of them are any close to her when it comes to her power and majesty.
    At 20, Machli has lost her teeth and an eye and retired to the peaceful outskirts of the National Park.
    Click next to see the journey of Machli aka ‘T-16’ in the last 20 years…
  • Most male tigers in the National Tiger fear her.
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    Most male tigers in the National Tiger fear her.
    Machli is a star in India’s Ranthambore National Park. She rules the hearts of tourists and is a muse of shutterbugs who travel across the country to have a glimpse of this fierce tigress. Mother to almost 60% of the tigers in the country, Machli is the most photographed tiger in the world.
    Machli turned 20 this year. Two years back, the striped cat suddenly went missing for 26 days. All theories revolving around poaching surrounded her sudden disappearance. In memory of the beast, obituaries were written and photographs framed, but the tigress still lives and continues to show her prowess in the National Park.
    Machli is an international fame. Several documentaries have been shot on her and numerous stories written about her majestic and fierce personality. She is a prolific model, posing valiantly in front of cameras without a touch of diffidence.
    That’s not all about the fierce beast. She is known to have contributed more than Rs 67 crore per year to the Indian government by attracting tourists to Rajasthan in the last 10 years. A fish shaped mark on the left side of the tigress’s face has given her the adorable name of ‘Machli’.
    The ferocious tigress can give competition to the male tigers when they threaten her on her cubs. The proud mother of 11, Machli is still muscular and full of valour at 20 while most tigers die by the time they reach 15 years of age. Her children are as camera-friendly as the tigress herself but none of them are any close to her when it comes to her power and majesty.
    At 20, Machli has lost her teeth and an eye and retired to the peaceful outskirts of the National Park.
    Click next to see the journey of Machli aka ‘T-16’ in the last 20 years…
  • Machli loves posing for her photographs.
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    Machli loves posing for her photographs.
    Machli is a star in India’s Ranthambore National Park. She rules the hearts of tourists and is a muse of shutterbugs who travel across the country to have a glimpse of this fierce tigress. Mother to almost 60% of the tigers in the country, Machli is the most photographed tiger in the world.
    Machli turned 20 this year. Two years back, the striped cat suddenly went missing for 26 days. All theories revolving around poaching surrounded her sudden disappearance. In memory of the beast, obituaries were written and photographs framed, but the tigress still lives and continues to show her prowess in the National Park.
    Machli is an international fame. Several documentaries have been shot on her and numerous stories written about her majestic and fierce personality. She is a prolific model, posing valiantly in front of cameras without a touch of diffidence.
    That’s not all about the fierce beast. She is known to have contributed more than Rs 67 crore per year to the Indian government by attracting tourists to Rajasthan in the last 10 years. A fish shaped mark on the left side of the tigress’s face has given her the adorable name of ‘Machli’.
    The ferocious tigress can give competition to the male tigers when they threaten her on her cubs. The proud mother of 11, Machli is still muscular and full of valour at 20 while most tigers die by the time they reach 15 years of age. Her children are as camera-friendly as the tigress herself but none of them are any close to her when it comes to her power and majesty.
    At 20, Machli has lost her teeth and an eye and retired to the peaceful outskirts of the National Park.
    Click next to see the journey of Machli aka ‘T-16’ in the last 20 years…
  • In 20 years she produced 11 offspring.
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    In 20 years she produced 11 offspring.
    Machli is a star in India’s Ranthambore National Park. She rules the hearts of tourists and is a muse of shutterbugs who travel across the country to have a glimpse of this fierce tigress. Mother to almost 60% of the tigers in the country, Machli is the most photographed tiger in the world.
    Machli turned 20 this year. Two years back, the striped cat suddenly went missing for 26 days. All theories revolving around poaching surrounded her sudden disappearance. In memory of the beast, obituaries were written and photographs framed, but the tigress still lives and continues to show her prowess in the National Park.
    Machli is an international fame. Several documentaries have been shot on her and numerous stories written about her majestic and fierce personality. She is a prolific model, posing valiantly in front of cameras without a touch of diffidence.
    That’s not all about the fierce beast. She is known to have contributed more than Rs 67 crore per year to the Indian government by attracting tourists to Rajasthan in the last 10 years. A fish shaped mark on the left side of the tigress’s face has given her the adorable name of ‘Machli’.
    The ferocious tigress can give competition to the male tigers when they threaten her on her cubs. The proud mother of 11, Machli is still muscular and full of valour at 20 while most tigers die by the time they reach 15 years of age. Her children are as camera-friendly as the tigress herself but none of them are any close to her when it comes to her power and majesty.
    At 20, Machli has lost her teeth and an eye and retired to the peaceful outskirts of the National Park.
    Click next to see the journey of Machli aka ‘T-16’ in the last 20 years…
  • Machli is the mother to 60% of tigers in India.
    +10 See more slides
    Machli is the mother to 60% of tigers in India.
    Machli is a star in India’s Ranthambore National Park. She rules the hearts of tourists and is a muse of shutterbugs who travel across the country to have a glimpse of this fierce tigress. Mother to almost 60% of the tigers in the country, Machli is the most photographed tiger in the world.
    Machli turned 20 this year. Two years back, the striped cat suddenly went missing for 26 days. All theories revolving around poaching surrounded her sudden disappearance. In memory of the beast, obituaries were written and photographs framed, but the tigress still lives and continues to show her prowess in the National Park.
    Machli is an international fame. Several documentaries have been shot on her and numerous stories written about her majestic and fierce personality. She is a prolific model, posing valiantly in front of cameras without a touch of diffidence.
    That’s not all about the fierce beast. She is known to have contributed more than Rs 67 crore per year to the Indian government by attracting tourists to Rajasthan in the last 10 years. A fish shaped mark on the left side of the tigress’s face has given her the adorable name of ‘Machli’.
    The ferocious tigress can give competition to the male tigers when they threaten her on her cubs. The proud mother of 11, Machli is still muscular and full of valour at 20 while most tigers die by the time they reach 15 years of age. Her children are as camera-friendly as the tigress herself but none of them are any close to her when it comes to her power and majesty.
    At 20, Machli has lost her teeth and an eye and retired to the peaceful outskirts of the National Park.
    Click next to see the journey of Machli aka ‘T-16’ in the last 20 years…
  • A fish shaped mark on her left cheek has given her the name Machli
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    A fish shaped mark on her left cheek has given her the name Machli
    Machli is a star in India’s Ranthambore National Park. She rules the hearts of tourists and is a muse of shutterbugs who travel across the country to have a glimpse of this fierce tigress. Mother to almost 60% of the tigers in the country, Machli is the most photographed tiger in the world.
    Machli turned 20 this year. Two years back, the striped cat suddenly went missing for 26 days. All theories revolving around poaching surrounded her sudden disappearance. In memory of the beast, obituaries were written and photographs framed, but the tigress still lives and continues to show her prowess in the National Park.
    Machli is an international fame. Several documentaries have been shot on her and numerous stories written about her majestic and fierce personality. She is a prolific model, posing valiantly in front of cameras without a touch of diffidence.
    That’s not all about the fierce beast. She is known to have contributed more than Rs 67 crore per year to the Indian government by attracting tourists to Rajasthan in the last 10 years. A fish shaped mark on the left side of the tigress’s face has given her the adorable name of ‘Machli’.
    The ferocious tigress can give competition to the male tigers when they threaten her on her cubs. The proud mother of 11, Machli is still muscular and full of valour at 20 while most tigers die by the time they reach 15 years of age. Her children are as camera-friendly as the tigress herself but none of them are any close to her when it comes to her power and majesty.
    At 20, Machli has lost her teeth and an eye and retired to the peaceful outskirts of the National Park.
    Click next to see the journey of Machli aka ‘T-16’ in the last 20 years…
  • Several documentaries have been shot on the tigress.
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    Several documentaries have been shot on the tigress.
    Machli is a star in India’s Ranthambore National Park. She rules the hearts of tourists and is a muse of shutterbugs who travel across the country to have a glimpse of this fierce tigress. Mother to almost 60% of the tigers in the country, Machli is the most photographed tiger in the world.
    Machli turned 20 this year. Two years back, the striped cat suddenly went missing for 26 days. All theories revolving around poaching surrounded her sudden disappearance. In memory of the beast, obituaries were written and photographs framed, but the tigress still lives and continues to show her prowess in the National Park.
    Machli is an international fame. Several documentaries have been shot on her and numerous stories written about her majestic and fierce personality. She is a prolific model, posing valiantly in front of cameras without a touch of diffidence.
    That’s not all about the fierce beast. She is known to have contributed more than Rs 67 crore per year to the Indian government by attracting tourists to Rajasthan in the last 10 years. A fish shaped mark on the left side of the tigress’s face has given her the adorable name of ‘Machli’.
    The ferocious tigress can give competition to the male tigers when they threaten her on her cubs. The proud mother of 11, Machli is still muscular and full of valour at 20 while most tigers die by the time they reach 15 years of age. Her children are as camera-friendly as the tigress herself but none of them are any close to her when it comes to her power and majesty.
    At 20, Machli has lost her teeth and an eye and retired to the peaceful outskirts of the National Park.
    Click next to see the journey of Machli aka ‘T-16’ in the last 20 years…
  • She contributed to Rs 67 crore through tourism in the country.
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    She contributed to Rs 67 crore through tourism in the country.
    Machli is a star in India’s Ranthambore National Park. She rules the hearts of tourists and is a muse of shutterbugs who travel across the country to have a glimpse of this fierce tigress. Mother to almost 60% of the tigers in the country, Machli is the most photographed tiger in the world.
    Machli turned 20 this year. Two years back, the striped cat suddenly went missing for 26 days. All theories revolving around poaching surrounded her sudden disappearance. In memory of the beast, obituaries were written and photographs framed, but the tigress still lives and continues to show her prowess in the National Park.
    Machli is an international fame. Several documentaries have been shot on her and numerous stories written about her majestic and fierce personality. She is a prolific model, posing valiantly in front of cameras without a touch of diffidence.
    That’s not all about the fierce beast. She is known to have contributed more than Rs 67 crore per year to the Indian government by attracting tourists to Rajasthan in the last 10 years. A fish shaped mark on the left side of the tigress’s face has given her the adorable name of ‘Machli’.
    The ferocious tigress can give competition to the male tigers when they threaten her on her cubs. The proud mother of 11, Machli is still muscular and full of valour at 20 while most tigers die by the time they reach 15 years of age. Her children are as camera-friendly as the tigress herself but none of them are any close to her when it comes to her power and majesty.
    At 20, Machli has lost her teeth and an eye and retired to the peaceful outskirts of the National Park.
    Click next to see the journey of Machli aka ‘T-16’ in the last 20 years…

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