"After the operation, Seatao was weighed and tipped the scales at 222 kilograms. During the weighing, Seatao woke up briefly, causing some consternation amongst the workers lifting him. "
Seatao is OLD as well.
He is the old mate of the infamous tigress, Julie. Who was famous for raising the lioness to adulthood until she was killed by a male tiger. May have even been, Seato.
And more proof how vicious and violent tigers are...
In newsletter 74, I told you about the new tiger behaviour when Sundarban and Mahindra formed a coalition similar to male lions. I now believe that Sundarban’s ‘cryptochid’ condition makes his libido and hence his aggression much lower than normal breeding males.
Having said this, Sundarban has been in several brutal fights (See newsletter 74) and has ousted Shy Boy and Tiger Boy from their territories. Therefore his desire to control as much territory as possible remains the same, while he is libido remains low.
In fact, as he expands his territory, he is moving perilously close to Ussuri’s den site. If he beats up Sariska (the father of Ussuri’s cubs) and takes Sariska’s territory, he could well kill the cubs. However, the theory behind this, is that Sundarban would kill the cubs to bring Ussuri into oestrus so he can inject his own genes. Sundarban does not have any genes to inject because he’s ‘cryptochid’ so would he worry to kill the cubs? I will be sure to keep you informed as things develop!"