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Wildlife in India - Male tigers do double up as mothers for their cubs

Posted on Sat, 02/18/2012 - 13:17 by easytours
 

Wildlife enthusiasts may have finally found an answer to the longstanding question - do male big cats rear their cubs whose mothers have died? Pictures taken at the Ranthambore National Park on Saturday evening by wildlife conservator and photographer Balendu Singh, show that the male tigers do double up as mothers for their cubs.

"These are pictures of the T25 tiger looking after the two cubs that he fathered," said tiger expert Valmik Thapar, as he announced to enthralled audience at the Jaipur Literature Festival (JLF) that this doubtful behaviour of the wild cats now stood confirmed in the Ranthambore forests. "This was unheard of in the tiger literature of the world. Only the female tigers were known to raise the cubs, but T25 has shown that the males also do it," Thapar asserted.

Until now the tiger was suspected to be playing a 'doting dad' to the two cubs after their mother died in February 2011. The state wildlife authorities, too, had been keeping a watch on the tiger and the orphaned cubs since June 2011 when first indications were picked up that T25 could be doubling up as mother.


Wildlife exhibition at IIC

Posted on Thu, 02/02/2012 - 18:22 by easytours
 

Rare pictures capturing tiger habitats through the lens of an India Customs official, Vinod Goel, are on display at India International Center. The exhibition is a compilation of pictures taken across India for over 8 years.

"I hope the exhibition becomes an eye opener for the new generation. I want them, not only to love the wildlife, but to see its glory for themselves," said Goel.



After beaches, Kerala to showcase heritage

Posted on Sat, 01/28/2012 - 11:54 by easytours
 

Tourism in Kerala, which has so far targeted beaches, forests and backwaters, will soon showcase the glory of the 3000-year old Muziris port, unveiling the state`s heritage to the world. The Muziris Heritage Project, claimed to be the first of its kind in the country, is expected to turn Muziris into a major destination for cultural tourism, Chief Project Consultant Benny Kuriakose said.


The Desert Festival

Posted on Sat, 01/21/2012 - 12:03 by easytours
 

The Desert Festival is an annual event organized in the beautiful city of Jaisalmer. This three day festival is held in the month of February and is organized in association with the Rajasthan Tourism Development Corporation. The Desert Festival represents the rich and colorful Rajasthani folk culture.

During the festival, villagers sing and dance eloquently to the triumphs and the tragedies of the land.

Attractions include traditional gymnasts, mystical snake charmers, entertaining puppet shows and captivating folk music recitals. Along with this, a number of competitions are held during the festival, including the turban tying competition and longest moustaches competition. It's a fantastic showcase of all things Rajasthani, and is justifiably popular with tourists, both Indian and foreign. Besides the food, the music and the cultural performances, there are camel rides, processions, camel polo, and even a camel tug-of-war. All of it is held against the backdrop of the awesome Jaisalmer Fort. Firework displays at night light up the area, and the fort is illuminated too.



Jaipur is the place to be on New Year’s Eve

Posted on Wed, 01/18/2012 - 19:36 by easytours
 

JaipurThe Pink City saw an increase in foreign and domestic tourism this New Year’s Eve as tons of tourists flocked to the city to ring in the New Year. Luxury hotel and resort operators were thrilled with the turn out, organizing lavish dinners and celebrations to suit every tourist’s need. Jaipur is hosting three major events this New Year, Pravasi Bharatiya Diwas, Jaipur Literature Festival and Jaipur International Film Festival. Pravasi Bharatiya Diwas is celebrated in India each January to mark the contribution of the overseas Indian community to the development of India.

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