With the ‘Great Elephant Congregation’ at Kabini just a few months away, it would be nice to take a closer look at these massive mammals. Interestingly, the collective noun for elephants is ‘Parade’, and sure enough, it is one stunning parade that these mighty creatures put up for those who visit Kabini right before summer. Read morePosted in Carnivore, Destinations, Herbivores, Homes for Animals, Mammal, Nature, Photography, Safari | 1 Comment
Kabini! An ancient land moulded by modernity but also strangely left untouched by it. The name says it all – an anglicised version of a word that takes one back centuries into ancient India– Kapila! And like ancient India this is a land of myths, legends, history and pristine wilderness. A place where sages were born and mythical characters sought and found refuge.
In this Blog on Kabini we take you on a long and leisurely journey, much like the meandering Kabini River, through this ancient land which has been witness to mainstream and tribal synergy with a dash of colonial legacy thrown in for good measure. And as fellow travelers we invite you to share your own experiences of this journey of discovery.
When we hear the term ‘Giants of Kabini’, we automatically think of elephants. However, there is another giant in Kabini that is not as famous. I am referring to the Gaur, which is often known as the Indian Bison. There’s something very interesting about the Gaur found in Kabini, as opposed to the ones found in other wildlife parks. Let me tell you why.Posted in Herbivores, Mammal, Nature, Safari | No Comments
The Indian Roller (earlier known as the ‘Blue Jay’) is a bird so unique that it has the honour of being the state bird of four large states in India – Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh, Bihar and Orissa.
This small passerine acquires its name from the brilliant rolls, dives and aerobatic manoeuvres it displays during the act of courtship. These stunning actions coupled with a display of its bright blue wings is a sight to behold.Posted in Birds, Destinations, Nature, Photography, Safari, Uncategorized | No Comments
I have written a series of posts about the extraordinary bond that exists between a mother and her offspring in the wild. Most often this special bond is not visible to the casual observer, especially in the case of the deer family, as it is quite challenging to read any emotion into their faces. However, on rare occasions, we get to witness this special bond manifesting itself into raw courage and this almost always involves the prospect of death. Read morePosted in Carnivore, Destinations, Herbivores, Mammal, Nature, Predators | No Comments
In one of my previous posts, I introduced you to the narcissist who is a truly wonderful character. Some of you may be wondering why I introduce animals and birds as characters, for is that not romanticizing things a bit? Read morePosted in Carnivore, Mammal, Nature, Predators | No Comments
One of the most enduring bonds in nature is that between a mother and child, and this is even more so in the case of herbivores. However, this is not to take away from predator mothers, but that is a topic for another story. Read morePosted in Herbivores, Mammal, Nature | No Comments