Ek Tha Waghdoh


Waghdoh tiger (T33) of Tadoba is the name of a famous male tiger that used to live in the Tadoba Andhari Tiger Reserve in Maharashtra, India. It was named after the nearby village of Waghdoh.

Waghdoh was known for its majestic appearance and impressive behavior and was one of the most popular tigers in the Tadaba Andhari Tiger Reserve. It was born in 2006 and became a dominant male after defeating another male tiger named Gabbar in a territorial fight.

Waghdoh was known for its impressive size and strength and was very territorial and aggressive towards other male tigers. Visitors to Tadoba often saw Waghdoh, who became a star attraction in the area. After leaving Tadoba core area, Waghdoh made its territory near the Adgaon water body in the buffer zone of the Tadoba Andhari Tiger Reserve from 2012 onwards.

For nearly 7 to 8 years, Waghdoh ruled the Tadoba Andhari Tiger Reserve for nearly 17 years. It had a shelter near Moharli, Khutwanda and Telia of Tadoba. It was also known as ‘scare face‘ and ‘Big Daddy of Tadoba‘ because of the marks on its face. It was the father of at least 40 cubs in Tadoba and the surrounding areas.
After T-1 (Jai) in the Umred Karhandla Wildlife Sanctuary, Waghdoh T-33 was the second largest tiger and was undoubtedly the biggest tiger after T-1(Jai) .

After a full life, Waghdoh died a natural death. His body was found in the Sinhala jungle, where WCL’s proposal is to mine coal in the Durgapur extension.”


Mohammad Suleman Baig



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