04 Sep '12, 1pm
Nepal Tigers Becoming Nocturnal to Survive Near Humans - Ecorazzi
While tigers typically roam their territory at various hours of the day, these tigers have become increasingly nocturnal, and the people generally avoid going into the forest at night. Reportedly, this tiger population has remained steady. “If we operate under the traditional wisdom that tigers only can survive with space dedicated only for them, there would always be conflict. Tigers need to use the same space as people if they are to have a viable long-term future. What we’re learning in Chitwan is that tigers seem to be adapting to make it work,” says Neil Carter, a PhD student at Michigan State University.