So what are these elephants and tigers doing here anyway?

…more than 2000 years ago, the Mauryans imposed strict penalties on anyone killing elephants because they wanted to preserve them as war animals…

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Conservation biology: its all about crap!

Crap has a profound influence on the lives of us conservation biologists, and thats a true fact. My papers are based on scats. People I know  are reminded of me when they see someone in a movie examining elephant dung in the field. Whereas in reality, I get more excited when I see a fresh…

Funny photos of wild animals staring at cameras

Tigers, bears, mongooses, bonnet macaques….  some curious, some hungry, some shocked…. These are from camera traps set up in various forests of south India. Eye of the tiger! See here for a comic similar to this. The large and entertaining stripe necked mongoose. Three porcupines having a consultation on how to deal with this monstrosity…

“How does your research help baby elephants?”

“How does your research help baby elephants?” I thought it was a slightly strange and somewhat misplaced question to ask me. As conservation biologists, we focus on saving populations of animals and groups of species, rather than individual baby animals (though I would consider an exception for elephants – see the photos below and you’ll…