The Kolsa Male, also known as Shivaji the Hulk is a huge, dominant tiger in Tadoba National Park. His ancestry is unknown, as his main territory within the southern part of the Tadoba reserve is not open to tourism, however he’s believed to be around 10 years old and has a number of females under his protection.
Photos by Anak Bhagwat
A huge male, known as Mick Jaguar, takes down a caiman in Brazil (by Maria Berggård Silow)
The huge Wagdoh Male of Tadoba National Park (by viveknatan)
Saddened to announce that nine year old tigress ‘Kankati’, was found dead yesterday in Bandhavgarh National Park. Her body was discovered by locals, and has been sent for a post-mortem examination. It did show signs of injury, which could’ve been caused by a fight with another tiger, however, officials aren’t ruling out poaching.
She was a granddaughter of Sita, and is survived by three, five month old cubs which forest officials are now searching for.
Photo by Sandeep Dutta
Today, the 29th of July, is International Tiger Day. It was founded in 2010 at the Saint Petersburg Tiger Summit in Russia, to draw worldwide attention to the severely declining native populations of tigers and their ecosystems, as well as the organisations who are working to save them.
To date, just over 3,000 tigers still survive in the wild, and despite there being a strong international effort to protecting them, they are still heavily threatened from poaching, habitat destruction, confrontation with humans and being sold on the illegal wildlife trade market.
For more information on tigers, their current plight or to find out how you can help, please visit these organisations:
(Photo by dickysingh)