Friendly Oriental Honey Buzzard in Tadoba

On this safari into Tadoba Tiger Reserve’s core zone, we reached the territory of the Tigress, popularly known as Choti Tara, in anticipation of another display by her cubs. While we patiently waited for the cubs to show up, a Oriental Honey Buzzard flew in and perched on a dead tree not far from us […]

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Sighting of the most popular Tiger in Tadoba

I ended the previous post on Tadoba with the fleeting image of Matkasur, the dominant Tiger of Tadoba’s core zone. I wished he had surfaced earlier, when there was more light. Having said that, I reminded myself that it was a wild Tiger in its territory and any sighting happens by chance. I consoled myself […]

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Tiger cubs playing in Tadoba

On this first safari in Tadoba National Park, we realised that the monsoon was setting in and we were in for the occasional light drizzle. We were around the territory of a popular Tigress with two fully grown cubs, known to give spectacular sightings and were on the lookout for her. That is when we […]

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Birding safari in Tadoba Tiger Reserve

On a morning safari into the Tadoba National Park we saw the Oriental Honey Buzzard that came down to the lake to quench its thirst. It was a lovely sighting. The Brown Fish Owl, featured above, was another price catch of the afternoon safari, later that day. While waiting at the camp for the jeep, […]

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Tigers sun bathing in Tadoba

As my safari vehicle drove into Tadoba National Park for one last time on this trip, I couldn’t help but replay in my mind, all the fantastic sightings that Matt and I had been blessed with, over the days that we had been here. Matt’s first Tiger sighting happened in the Junone buffer zone. We […]

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A quiet day in Tadoba National Park

As the late morning sun got hotter, the Tigress mom, Choti Tara led her cubs into the shaded undergrowth farther away from us and soon disappeared. As we prepared to move to a different area of the Tadoba National Park, this handsome Spotted Deer Stag emerged from the lantana and we framed him when he […]

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Tigress and her favourite son in Tadoba

The spectacular sighting of the Tigress (Choti Tara) with her cubs in Taboda National Park will remain etched in our memories forever. I also observed that one of the cubs was more attached to the Tiger mom and she also seemed to be more caring towards it. This lead me to infer that Choti Tara […]

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Sibling Play in Tadoba

Watching Choti Tara, one of the much sought after Tigress in Tadoba National Park, play with her cubs would have brought tears of joys to any die hard wildlife enthusiast. Soon it reached a point where the Tigress could not be at the receiving end of her sons teeth and claws and she growled at […]

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