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Ranthambore Never Disappoints

The first words I was told as I voiced the typical anxieties of a first-time visitor, by a man whose heart and spirit reside in the very grains of Ranthambhore. Ranthambhore has a timeless charm as one of the two tiger reserves in India that has as it’s backdrop the ruins of a majestic and ancient fort

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Tiger Population Grows in India

Latest All India tiger estimation report has finally been released by MOEF & WII recently. As per this report there has been a 30% growth in tiger population since last published one in 2010. As per this estimation we have now 2226 tigers ( average of lower & higher range) which is roughly 70% of world’s wild tiger population.

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An evening at Rajbagh

Just as last tourist moved out of tiger reserve announcing end of maddening year end rush, I excused myself from mundane city life and was back at my workstation in wilderness. Fog played spoil sport for initial few days with almost less than 20 meters visibility till 9 in morning, this is cold wave of north India at it’s pea

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Ranthambore Roundup

Its been a while that I wrote about Ranthambore & therefore this post. Almost 20 days have passed since the park opened on October 1st and the striped wonders of this most famous park in India seem to be doing fine. Rainfall this year was sufficient though lesser as compared to previous years as there were no rains post mid Augu

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Sariska Tribe Increases Further

Another good news from Sariska during monsoon. First it was sighting of ST2 with two cubs and now ST10 one of the twin sisters shifted to Sariska from Ranthambhore has been sighted with two cubs. With this sighting the total count of tigers at Sariska reaches 13- two males, seven females and four cubs. Both these news would bri

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Adios: Till we meet again

So finally the date arrived & went by. Nothing much changed for common people but for people related to wildlife trade & photography it is significant. As Parks are now closed for next 3 months effective 3oth June on account of monsoon, they can think of their personal holidays now, lesser mortals like me become technically unem

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Dollar is single and ready to mingle

So finally, he is & on the move. T25 aka Dollar male is again in the news for territory infringement & eyeing other girls. After all he has been single for quite some time now. After translocation of his daughter’s to Sariska, he did try to woo T19 by challenging Star and was partially successful in mating with her. However

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Destiny Child: Cubs of T17

They are descendent of an extra ordinary blood line; their family is known as saviour of Ranthambhore during crisis time & truly so. Their mother was an extra ordinary character, so is their maternal grand mother Machli II. They were literally born out of prayers, mother did everything possible to be blessed & give Ranthambhore

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Drama in Tiger Paradise

One big drama in tiger paradise, three protagonists of which two characters are same & history is repeated once again. Is this sheer coincidence, too similar to be believed it ain’t. Few years back her sister was sighted mating with T25 aka dollar, resident of Tamba Khan- Kachhida area.After two days of mating, she escaped and

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