31 Jan '12, 7pm

Tiger spotted in the wild (in broad daylight!) provides inspiration for conservation

Debmalya Roy Chowdhury, WWF staff member, works in the Terai Arc Landscape, a vital refuge for tigers in India and Nepal. As he crossed the River Kosi with two colleagues one day, he heard a scream, “Sir, tiger, tiger!” “I looked up and how I felt at that moment is very hard to describe,” says Chowdhury. “There was a huge male tiger walking along the river bed. The big cat was only a few hundred meters away from us. After a few seconds of stunned inaction, I began taking photographs. “The tiger spotted us and tried to take cover. It realized there was none, turned back and disappeared into the jungle. This rare sighting of a tiger during broad daylight completely rejuvenated us and we tracked his pugmarks up to our camera point. “This was the most memorable on foot sighting of a tiger I have ever had in my life and probably the best direct evidence to document the importan...

Full article: http://www.worldwildlife.org/who/media/press/2012/WWFPres...

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