After Machli, T16, being missing from Ranthambhore, it’s been reported that Sultan, T72, also has not been sighted either by tourists or by forest officials for over a week now. Sultan being in a tourist zone, No 1, was regularly enchanting tourists with his sightings and his youthful exuberance.
Its also very much possible that 22 months old Sultan, the male sub adult cub of T39 has wandered off his current territory in search of a new territory. Usually adult males do not tolerate the presence of young males in their territory and drive them off. We just hope that its a case of territorial realignment and nothing else and Sultan is back again giving sightings.
News Source: http://www.udaipurnewstoday.com/now-sultan-of-ranthambhore-goes-missing/