Here is a short article that I had penned for Sanctuary Asia (Feb 2016) when I was fresh out of school, working as a naturalist- helping people interpret and understand the deciduous forests of central India and all that they contain. Here is the story of a goosebump-inducing experience where a pair of courting leopards were chased up a tree by a pack of Asiatic wild dogs on a hot summer day.
Traversing the same trails, living in the same stone rest-houses as Jim Corbett and other shikaris in the Himalayas- in search of the same thing; the tiger. Looking at records from 1925 to our experiences as part of the tiger-monitoring team.
A typical day on the field in the scorching terai at the peak of summer, here’s a description of some of the many forms of fauna that I would encounter regularly in the forests while part of the tiger-monitoring team.