The King and I: Travels in Tigerland

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Rupa & Company, 2006 - Endangered species - 256 pages
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Less than 3000 tigers remain in the wild in India, the Asiatic Lion number an abysmal 300. The fate of the Snow Leopard is unknown, while we lose a leopard a day. With an insatiable curiosity and lavish powers of observation, Prerna Singh Bindra takes us through the vast canvas of the forests of India. Her swathe cuts through the evergreen forests of India's Northeast, across the grasslands of Central India and the teak forests of the South. The swirling waters of the Sunderbans with its man-eating tigers and associated myths are brought vividly to life. She explores the areas where the legendary hunter Jim Corbett shot his man-eaters, meets the collared tigers of Panna, follows the trail of the elusive Snow Leopard and meets Baby, a leopard raised by the erstwhile royal family of Mysore.

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