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Modern weights and measurements on wild tigers

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We have been getting alot of reliable information on weights and measurements on wild tigers, but unfortunately most of this info and data is scattered all over in several threads.
Thanks to @peter for suggesting this idea of starting a thread dedicated for wild tiger weights and body measurements.
I request all mods to kindly move all related posts here from other threads.
I also request all members to continue the discussions and informations related to wild tiger weights at here from now onwards.

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Superb idea and this format is better. 

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1) Tiger named poochkanta exceeded 230 kg. (Sinha via facebook)


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2) Tiger Konda and Banda both exceeded scale of 225 kg in 2007, in Kanha national park. (Minh Ha via facebook). Tiger son of BMW of pench weighed 225 kg at 2.5 years old, after death. And a female tiger, also mentioned at the bottom, weighed 145 kg at 2.5 years old, weighed in 2008.


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Also an message confirming Jai was weighed a second time (Sadly, conflicting data shown) one 240 kg and another 215kg. Best go with original figure c.230kg from first weighing.


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A picture of the 145 kg tigress...


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Another female tiger. Credits to pckts weighed 150 kg...

"T-2 of Panna who was originally Indri female junior of Kanha, weighed 150kg at 3.5 yrs old. Both of these weights were taken when they're darted."
according to minh source...
Indri female eating her dead cub. Another interesting behaviour. She was Indri female Junior and now she's T2 of Panna.
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250kg Ustad

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220-238kg for Jai from UK

185kg For Gabbar from Tadoba
85kg Choti Tara
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197kg for Kankatta at age 11 from Kahna
http://www.21stcenturytiger.org/2014/07/...ip-report/
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225kg for BMWs male sub adult @2.5yrs old

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"Body weight
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Female Bengal tiger in the Ranthambhore Tiger Reserve
Bengal tigers may weigh up to 325 kg (717 lb) and reach a head and body length of 320 cm (130 in).[15] Several scientists indicated that adult male Bengal tigers from Nepal, Bhutan, and Assam, Uttaranchal and West Bengal in northern India (collectively, the tigers of the Terai) consistently attain more than 227 kg (500 lb) of body weight. Seven adult males captured in Chitwan National Park in the early 1970s had an average weight of 235 kg (518 lb) ranging from 200 to 261 kg (441 to 575 lb), and that of the females was 140 kg (310 lb) ranging from 116 to 164 kg (256 to 362 lb).[18] Males from northern India are nearly as large as Siberian tigers with a greatest length of skull of 332 to 376 mm (13.1 to 14.8 in).[19] Three males captured in Nagarahole National Park in India had a head and body length which ranged from 189 to 204 cm (74 to 80 in), with a tail length of 100 to 107 cm (39 to 42 in), while a single female measured 161 cm (63 in), with a tail length of 87 cm (34 in). Adult male Bengal tigers in Nagarahole National Park ranged from 230 to 260 kg (510 to 570 lb) in weight. An adult male tiger named "T-03" that was killed by a large male gaur, weighed 257 kg (567 lb). Another male, "T-04" who was estimated to be between 3 and 4 years old weighed 250 kg (550 lb) and had a head and body length of 290 cm (110 in). "T-01" was an old male that weighed 231 kg (509 lb). A collared male weighed 240 kg (530 lb) despite the fact that both his canine teeth were broken. The tigresses in the area were equally massive. One female, named "Sundari" weighed 150 kg (330 lb). Another female, named "T-02", had a head and body length of 250 cm (98 in) and weighed 177 kg (390 lb).[20] In comparison, a weight range of 150 to 189 kg (331 to 417 lb) is considered fairly average for a male African lion in the Serengeti.[21][22] Verifiable Sundarbans tiger weights are not found in any scientific literature. Forest Department records list weight measurements for these tigers, but none are verifiable and all are guesstimates. There are also reports of head and body lengths, some of which are listed as over 365.7 cm (144.0 in). More recently, researchers from the University of Minnesota and the Bangladesh Forest Department carried out a study for the US Fish and Wildlife Service and weighed three Sundarbans tigresses from Bangladesh. All three tigers were female, two of which were collared, captured and sedated, but the other one had been killed by local villagers. The two collared tigresses were weighed using 150 kg (330 lb) scales, and the tigress killed by villagers was weighed using a balance scale and weights. The two collared females both showed signs of teeth wear and both were between 12 and 14 years old. The tigress killed by the villagers was a young adult, probably between 3 and 4 years old, and she was likely a pre-territorial transient. The three tigresses had a mean weight of 76.7 kg (169 lb). One of the two older female's weight 75 kg (165 lb) weighed slightly less than the mean due to her old age and relatively poor condition at the time of capture. Skulls and body weights of Sundarbans tigers were found to be distinct from other subspecies, indicating that they may have adapted to the unique conditions of the mangrove habitat. Their small sizes are probably due to a combination of intense intraspecific competition and small size of prey available to tigers in the Sundarbans, compared to the larger deer and other prey available to tigers in other parts.[23]"
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Sub adult females from Ranthambore.

Bina 1 and Bina 2 weighed 122kg and 133kg as two year old cubs

http://www.teriuniversity.ac.in/mct/pdf/...khawat.pdf

page 8,9 & 10


Sub adult males from Umred

Vijay confirmed that Bittu weighed 138kg and Srinivas 127kg as 18 month old cubs.
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Are there any information about the  seize/weight of tigers from not very "traditional" reserves like Periyar, Indravati or even the complex Satpura-Melghat  ?? 
Recently someone here in Wildfact ( sorry, I do not remember exactly where ) said that the tigers from Nagarjunsagar-Srisailam -  India´s largest reserve -  are very big, and it is estimated that more than 50 big cats live there.
In my opinion, tigers from South India might be bigger than Central, because prey base seems to be excelent in south ( at least in Nagarahole and Bandipur ), where gaurs represent a very important part of tigers diet. The 177 kg tigress from Nagarahole is a good example. She was as big as an average South Africa lion  !! Incredibly  !!!

India has 50 Tiger Reserves, but we get regular news or pictures from only some Central and Ranthambore tigers,  sometimes, also from Bandipur ( almost always Raja, my favourite tiger ), Nagarahole , Kaziranga and Corbett. As a result it is possible that there are some very impresssive cats in reserves that nobody talks about.
 However, the Assam ( Manas, Orang, Kaziranga), and Terai ( Nepal, Bhutan, North India ) tigers seems to be in another league. Considering that Bheema was 225 kg when he was 2,5 year old, I believe that not few tigers from Assam + Terai reach  300 kg .
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Tiger T-3 weighed 240 kg.


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Tiger that killed three people trapped in a daring operation


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Dr Mayukh Chatterjee sets a quad-copter to rescue the tiger. The tiger was trapped and sent to o the Lucknow zoo as it was found that it had lost its right upper canine and was suffering from cataract too

A four-year-old tiger with a broken canine and cataract in its right eye, which killed three people in two weeks in Uttar Pradesh's south Kheri forest division in Mailani range near Lakhimpur Kheri was rescued in a daring operation on Wednesday- a day before he would have ideally been shot.

The 235 kilogram tiger who is now living in an enclosure in Lucknow Zoo after being declared unfit for release in the wild had been playing 'cat and mouse' with UP's forest department and team of Wildlife Trust of India (WTI) since August 15.

According to forest officials the first kill was reported on August 19 when the tiger killed a farmer from Chedipur village. In fact the very next day the tiger struck again just 200 meters away from its first kill, this time killing a man and partially eating the body.
"With two deaths in two days the forest department was alarmed and an intensive combing operation was initiated from August 24 to search the tiger so that it could be tranquillised. Search operation was conducted by sitting on elephant backs and using quad-copters that was flown over forest fringes," shared Dr Mayukh Chatterjee, Head of WTI's Man-Animal conflict mitigation in UP praising the work of the forest department.
Even as attempts failed to tranquillise the tiger, the worst fears came true as the tiger killed yet another man on August 30 at Chedipur village causing a huge furore as the villagers began agitation and threatening the forest department. Left with no choice and under pressure the forest department sanctioned an order to shoot the tiger.
"Forest department and we just had one day to save the tiger from being shot as the shooters were on their way and hence on August 31 as soon as we received information that the tiger had dragged a buffalo calf towards the forest fringes we decided to take a chance and sought help from police to keep the angry villagers at bay," said Chatterjee.
As soon as the tiger was spotted by the forest department and WTI's team they fired the first dart around 2.42pm and gave another two booster dose. "Once we were certain that the tiger was tranquillised we immediately shifted it to a cage and it was sent to the Lucknow zoo as it was found that it had lost its right upper canine and was suffering from cataract too," informed Chatterjee adding that they felt that the tiger was not a man-eater as being impaired with one eye it would have seen any squatting man as a small prey.
Another reason believed that the tiger wasn't a man-eater was the fact that in between it kept killing livestocks regularly and even taking baits away.
Quad-copters used in search
According to forest officials the first kill was reported on August 19 when the tiger killed a farmer from Chedipur village. In fact the very next day the tiger struck again just 200 meters away from its first kill, this time killing a man and partially eating the body. "With two deaths in two days the forest department was alarmed and an intensive combing operation was initiated from August 24. Search operation was conducted by sitting on elephant backs and using quad-copters that was flown over forest fringes," shared Dr Mayukh Chatterjee



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Just found two more subadult tigers that where tranquilized

ERILS FACED BY DISPERSING TIGERS: A case study from Bandhavgarh Tiger Reserve of Madhya Pradesh

Two subadult males weighing 164 and 159 kg.


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Quote:Tigers dispersing from a source population face various problems. In Indian context the source population areas, generally tiger reserves are like islands in a sea of human habitations all around, with fragmented corridors or no corridor at all. The dispersal of tigers, specially the young tigers and ensuing man-animal conflicts initiated by cattle kills sometimes result in death of the tigers or human deaths. In later case the tigers involved are dubbed man-eaters and the local population demand their removal. Many a times the situation takes ugly turns.
Bandhavgarh Tiger Reserve(BTR) in Umaria district of Madhya Pradesh is such a typical source population in the Central Indian landscape. It is a small tiger reserve with 448.84 sq km of core and 820.035 sq km of buffer. The buffer is heavily populated with very sparse cover. One female tiger of Khitouli range of the BTR (hereinafter called BKT-1) had established her home range in the Khitouli buffer about 2 years back and the 2 male cubs from the litter have been raised by her in that area for the last 2 years. The prey base density in the home range of BKT-1 is rather poor and the cattle had been mainstay of this family for subsistence. Early this year the BKT-1 started weaning of her young male cubs. The young sub adult tigers started making their kills, sometimes with mother but mostly on their own. They had strong bonding and were seen together almost always. Their food was mostly cattle. These young tigers have been accused by the villagers to be involved in 4 cases of human deaths in 2014 which occurred in Khitouli buffer area. A map of the area showing locations of the 4 incidents is enclosed as figure-1.
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The villagers became agitated after finding the dead body. There was sloganeering against forest dept and the body was not allowed to be removed for post mortem by the people. By evening some 300-400 villagers from Khitouli and nearby villages gathered in Khitouli. The mob attacked the forest campus of Khitouli and set on fire all offices and residential buildings located in these premises using diesel and petrol. All official equipments, furniture, 2 vehicles and 3 motor cycles as well as all personal belongings of the staff were torched totally. There was looting and attempts to burn the staff alive by dousing them in petrol. When the police staff of Khitouli police post tried to intervene they were stoned. 4 police personnel were injured including the in-charge lady sub inspector. Additional
police force reached the site in the night and rounded up 28 rioters. The total loss in the fire is to the tune of about Rs 1.5 crore of government property and Rs 38 lakhs of personal property of the staff. The whole incident appears to be instigated for political reasons and that angle is being investigated.
It was decided to capture the “accused” young tigers and remove them from their present area to prevent possibility of further conflicts and pacify the agitated villagers. The capture operation was carried out on 27.10.2014 morning. Both the young tigers were tranquilized and shifted to an enclosure in the core zone of the BTR where they are being kept in near-wild conditions. The captured tigers are perfectly healthy, weighing about 164 and 159 kgs. They shall be released in suitable areas in the tiger reserves at suitable time. The capture operation of these young tigers was tricky and difficult one. Both the tigers were always moving together, having strong bonding being siblings. It was imperative to capture them together to avoid the risk to rescue parties/ villagers which was very likely in case of capture of only one tiger at a time. Accordingly two separate rescue teams were
arranged, one from Bandhavgarh and another from Panna tiger reserve. Using 7 elephants the tigers were localized in a suitable area near Khitouli village and were darted simultaneously. The further operations went on smoothly and by noon they were released into two separate but adjoining enclosures at Behraha.
Analysis of the incidents shows that human deaths in all the 4 cases were accidental deaths. All the incidents have occurred in forest and not in habitation area. Man was the intruder in the tiger area and not vice versa in all the 4 cases. As there are no other big carnivores in the area, all the deaths can be said to be caused by the tigers. Only one death of 27.05.2014 can be said to be definitely caused by the accused young tigers. The incident of 21.07.2014 was a typical case of mistaken identity. Last incident of



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I also found these two tigresses. It says that one of them weighs 150 kg and the other 160 kg.

Twin tigresses from MP get a new home in city

TF2, an 8-year-old tigress, at the 15x10 feet enclosure at Sanjay Gandhi National Park Borivli.


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Quote:Sanjay Gandhi National Park (SGNP), Borivli, will nest two eight-year-old female Royal Bengal tigresses in two months.
The big cats were brought to the park on Monday from Pench Tiger Reserve, Madhya Pradesh. The sister cubs, TF1 and TF2, have been kept in captivity at separate 15x10 feet enclosures at SGNP’s lion safari site.
“They need time to adapt to a new environment and are very aggressive upon sighting humans at present,” said range forest officer Shailesh Deore. “They have also travelled for over 60 hours, which they need to recover from.”
He added that the twins’ brother had been taken to Nagpur Zoo earlier.






Weighing about 150-160kg each, the animals were brought to Mumbai by a team of 13 including the SGNP veterinarian, forest officers and animal keepers.
“The animals have travelled a distance of approximately 950km over three days. They have been kept in isolation. They are healthy and are adjusting to their new home,” said SGNP veterinarian Dr Shailesh Pethe. “They need time to get used to their new surroundings. We will take a call on whether to make them part of the Safari.”
The new addition takes SGNP’s tiger count to eight — four female Royal Bengal tigers, three male and one white Albino tiger.
Forest officers said the two cubs had been fed and taken care of by Pench forest officers.
“Pench tiger reserve officers made several attempts to put them out in the wild but they were unable to cope with the surroundings,” said Deore. “Now that they are eight, we decided to bring them to SGNP to help increase its tiger population.


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