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Why did the Elephant go to the dentist?
9 / Sep / 2009
Photographed by Jayanth Sharma

Because he wanted a new set of teeth. Because he was a Makhna, and didn’t have those gleaming dental showpieces that his more favoured cousin, the Tusker, flaunted with such panache. And, living as he did, in a biosphere with the largest concentration of Asiatic elephants in the world, the comparisons loomed large and with […]

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Makhna, Kabini | Posted in Mammals | 20 Comments »

Rock ‘n’ Roller
2 / Sep / 2009
Photographed by Dr. Sameer Rao

Headbangers of the avian world unite. Come summer, and The Rolling Stones of Kabini are ready to put on a show like no other. The Indian Roller is not a bird that believes in silent, meaningful romances. When he goes courting, he needs to let the whole world know, by serenading his mate through a […]

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Indian Roller, Kabini | Posted in Birds | 23 Comments »

Enter the Dragon 2
27 / Aug / 2009
Photographed by Jayanth Sharma

For all those weaned on martial arts movies, here’s good news. Another, highly entertaining, action packed thriller is playing at this very minute, in the jungles of Kabini, and the lead actor is a real dragon. The Common Indian Monitor doesn’t spit fire, but does everything a self respecting dragon action hero should. He can […]

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Common Indian Monitor, Kabini | Posted in Reptiles | 42 Comments »

Bling on the Wing
19 / Aug / 2009
Photographed by Kiran Poonacha

We all know about women and diamonds, but emeralds are some birds’ best friends. We are, of course, talking about the ‘Emerald’ Dove that struts around bejeweled, with her trademark emerald green under parts, accessorized with a black and grey banding on the back. The male of the species is not shy of flaunting his […]

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Emerald Dove, Coorg | Posted in Birds | 52 Comments »

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