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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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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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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 Day of the Jackal…  
June 6th, 2014 by Rajan Kanagasabai

The Day of the Jackal…

Having been to Kabini over a few dozen times, we had managed a glimpse of the Jackal in 2009 from quite a distance, and have always wanted a better view of Jackals ever since. Our wish came true on the morning of April 29, 2014. Read more

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Death in the Afternoon…  
May 7th, 2014 by Vikram Nanjappa

Death in the Afternoon…

Visitors to Kabini come to spend some time in the wild, and to take in the serene atmosphere. They specially enjoy an idyllic safari, and most of them go home with a very sentimental picture of the wild. Read more

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The Big Bite  
April 3rd, 2014 by Rajan Kanagasabai

The Big Bite

What happens when you bite off more than you can chew? Well, nothing but a waste of time for the biter, a harrowing and sometimes, fatal experience for the bitten and a brilliant photo opportunity for the lucky photographer. Read more

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Tough Guys  
March 4th, 2014 by Vikram Nanjappa

Tough Guys

In my last post, I introduced you to the supermodel of Kabini, and I hope you enjoyed meeting her. While I appreciate all kinds of snakes and people (it take all sorts to make a world), there are a few types around whom I tend to mind my p’s and q’s. Read more

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The Intrepid Dogs of Kabini…  
January 28th, 2014 by Vaishnavi Rajan

The Intrepid Dogs of Kabini…

The Dholes or the Wild Dogs are one of the carnivorous mammals that do not belong to the cat family and are also much smaller in size and strength. Yet the level of confidence that the dholes carry around is immense. It is much mightier than that of the leopard or the tiger. Read more

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The Enigmatic Spotting  
October 21st, 2013 by Vaishnavi Rajan

The Enigmatic Spotting

Spotting big cats in the wild is highly based on luck. Being at the right place at the right time is what sighting is about. Then again it’s just a personal belief. One should never get one’s hopes up before a safari because the chances of facing disappointment will be more. Read more

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Spotting Big Cats  
September 21st, 2013 by Rajan Kanagasabai

Spotting Big Cats

There is a popular belief that you need to be damn lucky to spot a big cat in the wild. While there is quite an element of truth behind the statement, in my personal view, there is more science and art to spotting the great cats of the wild than luck. Read more

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