Kabini...the mammals

July 27, 2010

The mammals….my goodness, what a great variety of mammals we saw, given the fact that we went one day and came back the next!

One of the most beautiful sightings was that of the


muntjac (barking deer)

here is a Barking Deer fawn.... The CHITAL or Spotted Deer, though common and plentiful, are yet so beautiful. Here's a magnificiently antlered stag: chital stag 210710 and a...er...doe-eyed doe: chital doe 210710 this one seems to want to hide in the Parthenium! chital doe and fawn 200710 If there is any sweeter sight in Nature than a mother nursing her baby, I've yet to see it! This time, too, I was rewarded by the sight of many a mother-and-child. Here they are, mother and child...mother nuzzling and nursing her baby... chital doe and fawn 210710 SAMBHAR are another deer species which we sighted in plenty. Their neck secretions can be clearly seen: Here's a stag: Another mother-and-child picture: sambhar doe and fawn kabini 210710 We saw quite a few of the LANGUR population, and here's one I "captured": langur 200710 WILD BOAR too, were plentiful, and here is a scene of them grazing along with the Chital: wild boar and chital 200710 this one's hiding her face as she hadn't put her makeup on! wild boar 210710 the MALABAR GIANT SQUIRREL in the pouring rain, was still eating, the greedy thing! malabar giant squirrel 210710 In this video, you can hear the steady rain: There were a lot of GAUR also about: ELEPHANTS... the majestic (to me) kings and queens of the jungle.Here's a tusker: tusker 210710 Since the females are generally found in groups, here's one sight of a Ladies' Club: kabini elephants 200710 Another shot.... elephants 210710

The moral of this photo? If you want to maintain that figure…be a vegetarian!

210710 elephant figure

…and emphatically, do NOT keep off th grass…or mud!