A rare natural history moment in Dudhwa National Park (Uttar Pradesh, India) Dec 2014

Dudhwa located in Uttar Pradesh, is part of Terai Arc Landscape, and is almost adjoining to two other rich wildlife areas, namely, Kishanpur Wildlife Sanctuary, and Katarniaghat Sanctuary.  With alluvial soil it is the most fertile land in the world, and also the most densely populated region of the world.

Unarguably the best Sal Forest in the world is Dudhwa.  Lot of Sal trees here are over 150 years old, and over 100 feet.  And unlike, Corbett, Bandhavgarh and Tadoba which are rated as the Superstar parks; Dudhwa is an unexplored paradise.  It is not a park for just a Tiger lover, or just a wildlife photographer, but if you love nature, you will enjoy Dudhwa.  The bio-diversity of this park is unparalleled.  Home to practically half of the world’s Barasingha population, it also houses many Tigers, Wild Elephants, Rhinos, Crocodiles breeding population of Gharials, and over 450 birds.

This visit of mine to Dudhwa got me to see a rare natural history moment.  Something one never expects, never dreams of, yes,  what I saw was something really unusual.  A male Tiger stalking ans trying to bring down an Elephant calf, and the mother trying to save her young one. 

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