The World’s Most Famous Tiger

S. Nalla Muthu – Production: Natural History Unit India for National Geographic Channel – India 2017 – Duration: 44 min. – Area: Ranthambhore National Park, Rajasthan, India

Machli, the legendary Tiger Queen of Ranthambhore National Park, in Western India, was known for her fierce determination, bravery and confidence. She captured the imagination and hearts of tiger fans like no other. Machli died at the record age of twenty years but not before she had played a key role in the regeneration of tiger population in the Ranthambhore and Sariska National Parks. This film chronicles Machli’s journey from her prime to her death, over a period of nine years, telling the incredible stories behind Machli’s rise to power, her heartbreaking descent and the extraordinary legacy she left behind. Machli taught us a valuable lesson that protecting one tiger can create a forest.