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Wild Encounters

Tigers are known for their fortitude and power, elephants for their intelligence. Although stories have been told and heard of the two animals having overpowered each other occasionally, they rarely cross paths. The author shares his account of a rare

The sheer adrenaline surge and the following victorious feeling of a tiger sighting after repeated failed attempts to spot the striped feline is a thing to cherish the entire life. “What of the hunting, hunter bold? Brother, the watch was long and

A new study reveals the impact of leopards on livestock losses and human injuries in a human-use landscape in Maharashtra, India. The impact of leopards (Panthera pardus) on livestock losses and human injuries in a human-use landscape in Maharashtra, India was

Mammals may not talk like us, but they do communicate with other animals – belonging to same species and others as well – through some ingenious techniques. In fact, they communicate so often, that if we converted these messages into

Unexpected predatory guests with deadly stingers turning up during birding trips are a common experience when at Dandeli Tiger Reserve. It was the second day of the new year 2019. I had woken up at early hours of dawn. The plan

A little awareness, a little compassion and a little common sense can go a long way to make the country safer for wildlife. Leopard cub who was left paralysed after highway accident, learns to walk again with the help of Wildlife

A foray into the Bandipur Tiger Reserve yields unforeseen sightings – the big striped cat, as well as the elusive Chousingha. It was a cold morning, and the forest was shrouded in silence in the early morning hours. I was accompanied

Every 12 years, the Nilgiris live up to their true name as clusters of the rare, endangered Kurinjis bloom across the verdant hillsides, transforming the landscape through their delicate but bountiful hues of blue and purple. Imagine a flowering so profuse

Possessing an unusual mixture of small and big cat characteristics, the elusive Marbled cat is a sight for sore eyes, especially when it catches the beholder unawares in the lush forests of Eaglenest Sanctuary. On January 2, 2014, I was leading

Spotting the spotted feline can be a breeze if you visit Bera, Rajasthan. The small village and it’s surrounding forests and hillocks of the Aravallis are a haven to uncountable leopards. A tiny village in Rajasthan, Bera is surrounded by forests