Friday, November 6, 2015

Kanha Mammals

No tigers, but lots of other animals to be seen.

We saw a number of golden jackals.
Kanha has a fourth species of deer -- swamp deer or "barasingha".
A male barasingha with a nice rack.
Kanha also had a lot of gaur ("Indian bison"). These huge animals could hide just a few feet from the road. You could hear them, but not see them.
A gaur eating (lots of) plants.
This gaur calf was very frisky.
The calf is well-protected by the adults in the herd.
Tiger sign: claw marks on a "ghost tree" ("kullu").
We saw many very fresh pug marks, but nary a tiger. Again, I think the tigers must have been laughing at us.

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