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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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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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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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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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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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The Art of Coexisting  
December 30th, 2013 by Vaishnavi Rajan

The Art of Coexisting

The one fact that never fails to amaze any nature enthusiast is the beautiful art of coexistence amongst the species in the forests. They exhibit a wonderful balance that can easily go unnoticed if not observed carefully. Read more

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Enlightened at Orange County  
October 29th, 2013 by Rajan Kanagasabai

Enlightened at Orange County

A trip to Orange County, Kabini is in itself an enlightening experience from a learning perspective – especially of the wilderness. Some of the best naturalists in this part of the globe are part of the Orange County team, who go the extra mile to share their wealth of knowledge at every opportunity. Read more

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The Elephant Encounter  
October 14th, 2013 by Rajan Kanagasabai

The Elephant Encounter

Friday, the 12th of July would be etched in our memories for long. This would be especially significant for my friends Suresh and Deepa, who probably have had their first such experience. Read more

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Bisalwadi Magic – 2  
August 30th, 2013 by Vikram Nanjappa

Bisalwadi Magic – 2

Unnoticed by us, three tuskers were approaching the waterhole from our left. We only noticed them when we heard the cracking of bamboo. A huge tusker was feeding on bamboo about forty feet away from us. Read more

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