Hunting, teaching her cubs to hunt, protecting them, and guarding her prey base from competition… for Choti Tara, being a tiger mother is a full-time job. A day out with the resident queen of Jamni grassland in Tadoba and her royal twins Continue reading Tadoba Diaries – At work with Tiger Mother Choti Tara
In Tadoba’s Tigerland, the distinction of the most talked-about couple that evening didn’t go to the pair of tigers we saw, but to the Indian Tree Shrew Continue reading Tadoba Diaries – Taming the Tree Shrew, third time lucky
At Telia, in the Tadoba Andhari Tiger Reserve, a tiger played hide and seek in the tall sallow grass. Until its yawn gave its presence away Continue reading Tadoba Diaries – At Telia, the tiger’s yawn gave it away
What might happen when you chance upon a sleeping tiger in the heat of the forest? Especially when you are almost within kissing distance of it? Read on! Continue reading Let the sleeping tiger lie – on meeting the big cat on foot
A swimming tiger! This was the first time in 4,000 safaris that the boat driver and the naturalist had seen a tiger in the water in Kabini Continue reading Crouching tourist, swimming tiger at Kabini
Three days in Corbett National Park and Arun Menon returns with a bushel full of lifers… and the sighting of his life leaves us burning bright – with envy! Continue reading Three days in Corbett
The wildlife resort business in India, modeled on African game safaris, has taken off in the last decade, and tiger reserves have been under the most pressure to entertain their guests. And it has been the beholden duty of these businesses to stuff into eco-sensitive zones vanfuls of tourists who pay stiff fees to enjoy intimate encounters with the big cats and who, sadly, almost always miss the forest for the trees, and the other joys that the forest inevitably offers. What makes this any more than trophy hunting, albeit in a modern sense? Continue reading Wanted – Tiger-friendly ID cards for tourists!