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Bengal tiger (Panthera tigris tigris)

Tadoba Tiger Reserve, Maharashtra, India

Seeing a tiger in the wild is absolutely amazing, but a...
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Bengal tiger (Panthera tigris tigris)

Tadoba Tiger Reserve, Maharashtra, India

Seeing a tiger in the wild is absolutely amazing, but a mother and her cubs is just so special in so many ways!

Here two sister are testing their bodies and minds against each other in the countless play fights during the cooler hours of the day, while their mother is lovingly keeping her hand on the one closest to her – just look at the size of her paw compared to the body of the cub – while giving the last lick as she plays further away from her!

Just seconds earlier she was intensely licking the cub like a feline does with her offspring, yet the days of fun and play are such a temporary and short-lived time. Soon they will leave their mother, and the dominant female might one day challenge and evict the mother out of this prosperous domain.
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