Pushpraj, the Young Pretender; a Bengal tiger with attitude

You may remember last year we ran a competition to name the Bengal Tiger cub we sponsored in Bandhavgarh National Park in India.  You can read about Kanvar, the winning name meaning ‘Young Prince’, in our blog post here.  We’ve recently had an update on him from Tiger Nation, and more especially his brother, Pushpraj, who’s clearly becoming a force to be reckoned with, in his Madhya Pradesh home .

TIGER DIARY   20th February 2014

Pushpraj the Bengal Tiger India - by Satyendra Tiwari

Pushpraj – The young pretender, in the Tala zone. C Satyendra Tiwari

Pushpraj, the young pretender, is elusive and introvert, broody and antisocial, but increasingly dangerous and aggressive. As a youngster he preferred his own company to those of his siblings and the henpecking of his mother. He never really liked his brother Kanvar and was often seen snarling at him as he preferred to spent time in the company of pretty sister Ananti. Continue reading

Sponsoring a Bengal Tiger

In early 2013 Indus Experiences decided to sponsor a Bengal tiger cub at Bandhavgarh National Park in India. Animal conservation is absolutely vital to the planet as we struggle to live in harmony with other animals.  Man has an insatiable hunger for land which is eating away at the natural habitats of many of the earth’s wildlife.  One of the most magnificent animals in gravest danger is the tiger.

Bengal tiger lying down, India - Photo Indus Tours

Bengal tiger – photo Indus Tours

According to the WWF there are only six living sub-species of tiger; the Amur (Siberian), Bengal (Indian), Indo-Chinese, Malayan, Sumatran and South China. Three other sub-species, the Bali, Caspian and Javan, are now extinct. Continue reading