B2 (1997-2011)

B2 (1997-2011)

Tuesday, 24 August 2010

Adult Rhino Killed by Tigers in Kaziranga National Park

"Tigers claim as many as 15 percent of the rhino calves in Kaziranga. This carcass spoke of tigers taking down an adult - a risky enterprise rarely reported" - National Geographic Magazine, Aug-2010.


(A female rhino was killed by a pair of tigers while she was having difficulty birthing a calf. Park staff removed her horn after she died to prevent poachers from taking it)

Sunday, 22 August 2010

Assam Tiger Population reaches 180

Stress on better tiger protection steps
Staff reporter



GUWAHATI, June 27 – Proactive action on the part of the Forest Department could place Assam in the forefront of the tiger conservation programme in the country. This would be possible due to the advantages that the state already possesses, which include a stable and growing population of the highly protected species.

A well-placed source in the Forest Department told The Assam Tribune that there was a need for “more focused thinking and intervention” to protect the tiger, which has a sizeable population in Kaziranga and few other protected areas. He favoured a policy that embraced more areas in the state where the presence of tigers was documented by independent observers.

There are reports which indicate that apart from tigers being located in Kaziranga, Manas and Nameri, the range of the animal extends into a number of eeserve forests in Assam and adjoining states. In total, the state could now possess a tiger population hovering around 180.

Dr Bibhab Talukdar of the biodiversity conservation group Aaranyak acknowledging the presence of the tiger in reserved forests said that better protection was required in those areas to ensure the survival of the animals. “I would say that the time has come to treat those reserved forests in a different way. It would be seriously limiting if we treat those merely as sources of timber,” he remarked.

Dr Talukdar pointed out that the net of tiger conservation should extend to other areas including parts of eastern Assam and some sand bars close to Kaziranga where the presence of the big cat has been located.

“While tigers are being surveyed in key protected areas, there are other areas where the animal’s presence has also been proved. Any serious conservation programme concerning the species must take into account those areas where monitoring is yet to take place,” he noted.

He was of the view that there was a dispersed population of tigers in areas across Assam, which has never been documented. “There is a genuine need for a scientific study to know about this population,” he asserted. Experts are of the belief that nearly 50 animals could be scattered in parts of the state, which are not within any protected area.

http://www.assamtribune.com/scripts/detailsnew.asp?id=jun2810/city07

Physique Of Bengal Tigers

Thursday, 5 August 2010

Tiger Pics

Bamera Male in May,2009









B2 in May 2009

Tiger Pics

B2 (Old Picture)




Kanha Male




Tigress from Tadoba



Sub-Adult tigers mating. Tigers start mating process from their age of 2. But, they get fully matured and capable of producing litters from the age of 5.