Kabini Experiences

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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.

A Parade to Watch out for…  
December 18th, 2014 by Rajan Kanagasabai

A Parade to Watch out for…

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 more

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The Lesser Known Star of Kabini – the Gaur  
November 29th, 2014 by Vikram Nanjappa

The Lesser Known Star of Kabini – the Gaur

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.

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The Blue Gymnast!  
November 14th, 2014 by Rajan Kanagasabai

The Blue Gymnast!

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.

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A Fight to the Finish!  
October 27th, 2014 by Vikram Nanjappa

A Fight to the Finish!

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 more

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Spoonbills at Kabini  
September 22nd, 2014 by Rajan Kanagasabai

Spoonbills at Kabini

A close relative of the herons and flamingos, Spoonbills get their names from their beaks which resemble a Spoon or a Spatula. Read more

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Mother and Child…  
September 13th, 2014 by Vikram Nanjappa

Mother and Child…

They say that a son is a son till he gets married, but daughters are forever. Poor married male souls like us, have over the course of our marriages, realised the truth in that statement. Read more

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Game of Thrones…  
September 5th, 2014 by Vikram Nanjappa

Game of Thrones…

Here is one member of the animal kingdom that you will possibly envy. It is the Langur. In this case however, your mother in law might think that you resemble one! Read more

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A Large-hearted Gentleman  
August 22nd, 2014 by Vikram Nanjappa

A Large-hearted Gentleman

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 more

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The Little Warriors  
August 12th, 2014 by Rajan Kanagasabai

The Little Warriors

A member of the Tern family, the River Tern is an aggressive and gregarious bird. With a Black and Grey body, the bird has three distinct features by way of a forked tail, bright orange legs and a brilliant yellow beak. Read more

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Mother and Child…  
August 5th, 2014 by Vikram Nanjappa

Mother and Child…

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 more

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