View Full Version : Fact - Lesson to Sub Adult Tiger Cub by Tigress mother

Debasis Bose
24-05-2013, 01:01 PM
This is a true fact that was recorded by Kanha National Park authorities. It goes like this - Bansi was a Baiga tribal from a local village close to Kanha National Park and employed by the forest department. He was a seasoned tiger tracker and had a bloodcurdling encounter with a sub-adult tiger in Kanha.

One morning, while monitoring a waterhole in Kanha Tiger Reserve, Bansi ran by mistake into sub-adult tiger cub. Seeing a human being close to him, tiger charged on him. Bansi ran from the site and in no time safely scrambled up a tree. The sub adult tiger cub was so furious that he continued to the charge and not ready to leave the place.

At the same time, a large tigress roared from behind. She was with two more cubs. Bansi was trembling with fear. Tigress kept on roaring at her sub adult cub, but it was not to terrify Bansi but to instruct the furious sub-adult tiger to come back. Cub was in no mood to leave the place and kept on ignoring the call of tigress. Ultimately, tigress reached the spot and gave louder call to cub in a forcefull manner, this time cub reluctantly obeyed the call of mother tigress and followed her back towards dense on far side away from waterhole, stopping and occasionally looking at the tree.

After confirming and reconfirming the that the tigers had left the area with the help of jungle calls and forest sounds, Bansi slid down the tree and returned to his camp to tell the experience. This was an interesting case learned by forest department of a tigress teaching her cubs that human beings dangerous, not their natural prey and one should avoid them. NIKON 3100, F4 @ 78mm, ISO 540, 1/125s

Mrudul Godbole
24-05-2013, 03:26 PM
A nice account which tells us so much more about Tiger behavior. Humans are much more harmful than tigers. Thanks for sharing this.