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    Default Tiger eating cement pole?

    Tadoba-Andhari Tiger Reserve, Mah.
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    Nice moment. I am sure the tiger doesn't like the cement pole. By the way what is the purpose of that cement pole?

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    Nice shot, maybe they are getting ready for the concrete jungles ...

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    Interesting behaviour. Perhaps it had some irritation in its teeth? Can someone confirm please. Thanks for sharing.
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    Bibhav Behera
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    woah... superb shot..

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    Great shot

    Big cats have been known to Gnaw at hard stuff like tree barks etc.
    domestic cats also show this behaviour

    Origin of gnawing is not known to me but it may be either for cleaning the teeth (a la neem daatun which traditional indians do) or to satisfy some itch.

    On pathological front, it may be pica, which is caused due to deficiency of essential minerals, typically calcium. You may see human children eating garden mud or scraping the lime from walls. A detailed discussion can be seen at http://answers.yahoo.com/question/in...7180747AAQxvo9

    Tigers may have the option to gnaw more at bones for satisfying calcium and phosphate deficiencies, but a cement pole isn,t bad either. I have seen pregnant women and marasmic children do this.

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    Lovely shot .. Just wondering what is the cement pole doing there in the wild surroundings????

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    Anu

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