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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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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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Missing the Rain…  
May 29th, 2014 by Vikram Nanjappa

Missing the Rain…

Bangalore has been extremely hot over the past week, and as I sit sweating besides my computer, I can’t help but allow my mind to wander a bit. It should come as no surprise that my mind takes me back to Kabini in the monsoon. Read more

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Welcome Respites – Part 1  
November 11th, 2013 by Vikram Nanjappa

Welcome Respites – Part 1

Rains provide a welcome respite after a dry spell, and they are one my favourite times to go on a safari. Allow me to describe for you one such safari. 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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Jungle Etiquette…  
August 6th, 2013 by Rajan Kanagasabai

Jungle Etiquette…

Get on the Vehicle with an open mind, especially relating to expectations of what you wish to see in the wild. The thumb rule is that the species that are larger in population are easier to spot in the wild. Read more

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Pre safari Preparations  
July 26th, 2013 by Rajan Kanagasabai

Pre safari Preparations

The following points may help prepare for your Safari better, especially if you are not a frequent jungle goer. Read more

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Wilderness Basics – Jungle Safaris – Part 1  
July 19th, 2013 by Rajan Kanagasabai

Wilderness Basics – Jungle Safaris – Part 1

There’s something about being deep in the Jungles—surrounded by nothing but the green and brown canopy of trees and bushes, occasionally broken by a refreshing waterhole or a salt pit —that makes me feel so incredibly alive. Read more

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A Typically Unhurried Kabini Safari – 2  
June 19th, 2013 by Vikram Nanjappa

A Typically Unhurried Kabini Safari – 2

Farther along our onward journey, we glimpsed a Gaur moving behind a clump of bamboo. Read more

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