The Secret Life of Tigers

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Tigers have tended to live secret, nocturnal lives, making human observation of their habits extremely difficult. Valmik Thapar has spent many years in the Ranthamhhore National Park, where, thanks to their protection under the umbrella of Project Tiger, the tigers have become less evasive, more visible, and familiar with the vehicles that attempt to spot and follow them. Thapar has been able to document the family life of three tigresses and their cubs at every stage of the cubs' development, from soon after ...
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Overview

Tigers have tended to live secret, nocturnal lives, making human observation of their habits extremely difficult. Valmik Thapar has spent many years in the Ranthamhhore National Park, where, thanks to their protection under the umbrella of Project Tiger, the tigers have become less evasive, more visible, and familiar with the vehicles that attempt to spot and follow them. Thapar has been able to document the family life of three tigresses and their cubs at every stage of the cubs' development, from soon after birth to adulthood. He has made some extraordinary discoveries about the lives of tigers, including the role of the father, which has been recorded for the very first time. Previously thought to play no part in rearing their cubs, the author documents male tigers in the role of father with all three tigresses. The author has added a preface and an epilogue to this edition, updating the reader on developments in the tiger population since the book was first published in 1989.
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  • ISBN-13: 9780195697902
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
  • Publication date: 5/15/2009
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 116
  • Product dimensions: 5.70 (w) x 8.60 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Meet the Author

Valmik Thapar is an internationally celebrated tiger and wildlife conservationist. He is the author of fourteen books on tigers.

Fatch Singh Rathore has spent over four decades working with Ranthambhore's tigers and the wildlife of Rajasthan.

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