Close encounter with a Tiger in Ranthambore

This is about yet another exciting encounter with a Tiger at the beautiful Ranthambore National Park in Rajasthan. The Tiger walked along the dry stream bed and emerged, as predicted, into the clearing in the exact location as predicted by our driver. And we were waiting there all set to capture his majestic stroll on […]

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Tiger on MM road in Kabini

We saw a Tigress, popularly known as the backwaters female, in dying light on the first safari on this trip to the Kabini Tiger Reserve. We went on several safaris after that, but did not see a Tiger again. On our final safari of this trip in Kabini, we were hopeful to have a good […]

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Noor’s third cub makes a bold appearance in Ranthambore

While the first Tiger cub walked away from us, a third Tiger, the last of Noor’s cubs in Ranthambore made his appearance in a nonchalant manner. He walked right along the main road. He came up to a rock by the side of the road right behind our vehicle and scent marked it and then […]

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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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It Could Take 5 Million Years for Mammals to Recover From Our Impact

Evolve or die, as the saying goes, but for mammals it isn’t going to be quite that simple. At least not according to a new study that concluded we’re wiping out so many of them so quickly that it will take millions of years for them to recover. Over millions of years natural disasters have […]

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Tiger leads us to siblings in Ranthambore

On this afternoon safari in Ranthambore National Park, we decided to go in search of Noor, a popular Tigress. The special interest in this Tigress was because she had four grown up cubs with her that were soon to go their different ways. Noor and her cubs had not been seen for a few days […]

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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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