Machali (pronounce "Muchly") the grande dame of Ranthambhore. She's 16 or 17 years old and lost several canine teeth 8 years ago when she picked a fight with a crocodile when the lake dried out. After several hours she won, but at the price of several teeth. It doesn't seem to have held her back too much.
She walked towards us through the bush and close enough to the back of our jeep that my wife could have reached out and touched her. Machali was oblivious to it all as she was just looking for somewhere quiet to get a bit of kip.
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