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Tiger Cub
« on: October 12, 2012, 08:47:49 PM »
This was shot in Bandhavgarh tiger reserve in India. A national TV channel short listed this image for display during 'Save the Tiger" initiative they aired. 
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Re: Tiger Cub
« Reply #1 on: October 13, 2012, 12:20:43 AM »
This was shot in Bandhavgarh tiger reserve in India. A national TV channel short listed this image for display during 'Save the Tiger" initiative they aired.
Lovely shot! But you are saying that is a cub? I was expecting to see something one fourth that size.

How far were you from the tiger? Jeep or elephant back?

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Re: Tiger Cub
« Reply #2 on: October 13, 2012, 03:09:18 AM »
This was shot in Bandhavgarh tiger reserve in India. A national TV channel short listed this image for display during 'Save the Tiger" initiative they aired.
Lovely shot! But you are saying that is a cub? I was expecting to see something one fourth that size.

How far were you from the tiger? Jeep or elephant back?

He is a male and was born some time in August 2011. I first saw him in Dec 2011 from an elephant back. I have a shot of him in the bushes (posted here). In May 2012 when this was shot, he was about 9-10 months. At about 15 months are called sub adults and are dependent on mother until about 24 months. During these 24 months the mother does not let a male near her. 

This was from a jeep. I was about 15 feet. Later I followed him to a kill. He devoured the kill. I video-graphed. The social behavior is something amazing. Shooed away his mother and sister and appropriated the kill to himself. He is one of the three cubs.... two male and one female.     
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Re: Tiger Cub
« Reply #3 on: October 13, 2012, 01:14:19 PM »
This was shot in Bandhavgarh tiger reserve in India. A national TV channel short listed this image for display during 'Save the Tiger" initiative they aired.
Lovely shot! But you are saying that is a cub? I was expecting to see something one fourth that size.

How far were you from the tiger? Jeep or elephant back?

He is a male and was born some time in August 2011. I first saw him in Dec 2011 from an elephant back. I have a shot of him in the bushes (posted here). In May 2012 when this was shot, he was about 9-10 months. At about 15 months are called sub adults and are dependent on mother until about 24 months. During these 24 months the mother does not let a male near her. 

This was from a jeep. I was about 15 feet. Later I followed him to a kill. He devoured the kill. I video-graphed. The social behavior is something amazing. Shooed away his mother and sister and appropriated the kill to himself. He is one of the three cubs.... two male and one female.     
Thanks. Sounds like he wants/learned to be the dominant male...

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Re: Tiger Cub
« Reply #4 on: October 13, 2012, 01:53:35 PM »
These are amazing... well done guys :)
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