We at Kabini are not just committed to promote nature and wildlife, but also devoted to protect and conserve the wildlife around us. Hence when an opportunity arises, we try our level best to lend a helping hand to an animal in need. Two such opportunities came our way this past week.Posted in Birds, Nature | No Comments
This is the jungle! Here life beats to the rhythms of nature. For the novice these are barely noticeable at first. Nature unfolds her secrets one page at a time. The secret to success is an ability to wait and watch. Reality is far different from the thrills of instant gratification available to the urban dweller through his TV screen.
Life in the jungle has its share of thrills and spills; however, these are punctuated with long intervals of calm. To truly understand the wild one needs to disconnect with the world of deadlines and reconnect to the world as god intended it to be.
We were driving around in a minibus during an afternoon safari when we came to a halt at a crossroad. There were plenty of deer grazing and lot of monkeys atop the trees around us. From the corner of my eye, I saw a large animal suddenly jump out of the bushes about 40 feet away from us, with cat-like reflexes. Read morePosted in Herbivores, Mammals, Nature | No Comments
It was a foggy morning and the whole lake was covered with mist. Luckily, just before we entered the forest, we got some sunlight. There were 16 guests with me on a minibus. In the first half of the safari we saw some Spotted Deer, Wild Pigs and a few birds. Read morePosted in Big Cat, Carnivore, Mammals, Nature, Predators, safari | No Comments
During one of my recent drives into the Nagarhole National Park, I was lucky enough to spot a herd of 7 elephants close to a man made waterhole. Two of them were cooling themselves, one of which was a male calf probably around 2 to 3 years old. Read morePosted in Elephants, Herbivores, Mammals, Nature, safari | No Comments
I was leading a handful of guests on an evening safari. The weather was pleasant and the forest, quiet. To our amusement, we came across a set of tiger pugmarks which seemed quite fresh. Hence we decided to head in the direction the pug marks took us. Read morePosted in Big Cat, Mammals, Nature, Predators, safari | No Comments
Nagarhole is home to 3 big predators – Tigers, Leopards and Dholes. On a good day, you will get to see one of these predators during the safari and it will be called a successful safari! All these predators depend on the same prey animals. Read morePosted in Big Cat, Carnivore, Herbivores, Mammals, Nature, Predators | No Comments
I went on an evening drive to the Nagarhole National Park recently. The monsoon is almost over and the weather is changing gradually, heralding the arrival of winter. As it was a very warm day, I decided to take my chances close to the waterholes, but wasn’t lucky though. During the drive, we made good sightings of a herd of Gaur, three Tuskers, a female Elephant that was carrying, and mock charged at us! Read morePosted in Big Cat, Carnivore, Elephants, Herbivores, Mammals, Nature, Predators, safari | No Comments
The jungle was lush as we were nearing the end of the monsoon. I was lucky to be the naturalist for the evening safari that day. We couldn’t spot much wildlife as the thickets were dense, concealing even an adult elephant. Read morePosted in Big Cat, Carnivore, Mammals, Nature, Predators | 1 Comment