tal chappar
Trip Reports

Tal Chhapar Savannah Paradise

If you ever want to see what the African Savannah looks like without being to Africa, then Tal Chhapar is the place. Though small in area at about 16sq km, it resembles an African Savannah in all its glory. The golden grasses host over 10,000 Blackbucks and it is the prime example of successful Blackbuck …

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hollock gibbon national park
Trip Reports

Hoolock Gibbon– On a Monkey hunt

The Hoollongapar Gibbon Sanctuary is special in many ways. For one, it hosts India’s only ape species – the hoolock gibbons, and Northeastern India’s only nocturnal primate – the Bengal slow loris. Then, very unusually, it is an isolated forest tract set amidst tea gardens and small villages, unlike most of the Indian forests which are often connected …

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ranthambhore tiger kill
Trip Reports

Ranthambhore Tiger Kill – A story in pictures

It was going to be my final safari of this short trip to Ranthambhore, a national park famous for its Tigers, located in the western state of Rajasthan in India. Ranthambhore is the first national park I ever visited back in 2008, and also my first wild Tiger sighting happened in Ranthambhore, so it is …

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Bera leopard hills
Trip Reports

Leopard hills of Bera

There are only a handful of places in the whole world where sighting of a Cat as elusive as a Leopard is a near certainty. At the first glance, the unassuming rocky hillocks in southern fringes of Rajasthan look the least like a wildlife sanctuary, leave alone giving a promise of Leopard sightings. As I …

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desert national park
Wildlife & Nature

Date with Desert Cat

Nov 2016. It was my 4th trip to Desert National Park (DNP)in Jaisalmer and my friend’s first. I had already seen the likes of Great Indian Bustard, King Vulture, Cream Courser and desert fox etc in my previous trips. Out of my newly acquired fascination of small cats, I was very keen to see a …

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slovenia brown bears
Wildlife & Nature

Spotting Brown bears of Slovenia

Slovenia is one of the top countries in Europe for sighting of Brown Bears along with Finland. So much so that bears from Slovenia have been relocated to neighbouring countries like Austria, Italy and France. Some More Brown Bears Statistics It is said that in the 18th century Brown Bears used to be very common …

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the tiger dna
Wildlife & Nature

The Tiger DNA

Introduction The tiger is the largest member of the cat family. They are recognisable by their thick vertical stripes on the reddish orange fur which is lighter underside.There were once nine subspecies of tigers: Bengal, Siberian, Indochinese, South Chinese, Sumatran, Malayan, Caspian, Javan and Bali. Of these, the last three are extinct, one is extinct …

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Travel Tips Wildlife & Nature

Spotting the elusive Tiger in India

Spotting tigers roaming carefree in the wilderness is a scintillating experience. But one needs to be indeed lucky to spot these elusive felines. Wildlife enthusiasts are often curious to know how to maximize their chances of spotting the big cat. This article is especially dedicated to them. Let us start with a basic principle. If …

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