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The Bamboo Forest Safari Lodge team wishes you all a very happy and prosperous Diwali. 🎊

May this festival of lights set a bright example for the future by reducing pollution. Let’s celebrate this diwali in an eco friendly way.

Let’s listen to what our wild creatures have to say about this diwali.

Image Credit: Mr. Rohan Chakravarty

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We at The Bamboo Forest Safari Lodge, have loved sharing this story with you, and shall bring you regularly as part of our Responsible Tourism Initiatives to raise awareness about the nature and culture of the environments we operate in.

The majestic lord of the jungle!

It’s a blissful feeling one feels when they see a tiger. The ochre coat with the dark stripes makes them one of the most beautiful mammals on the planet.
We invite you to claim your royal encounter whilst you are staying with us at The Bamboo Forest Safari Lodge. These magnificent beasts will ensure you to fall in love, every time you see them.

Image Credit: @sandesh.guru (Naturalist, Team BFSL)

#tiger #tigercub #tigerconservation #tadoba #royalencounter

Telia is one of the best habitat which has abundance of water, hide and prey.
The combination of the yellow grass in the backdrop and tiger in the water is a beautiful sight to watch.
One of the cubs of Sonam, swam across the Telia lake on a hot afternoon.
Image credit: @sandesh.guru
#tiger #tigerconservation #indiantiger #tadoba

Indian Leopard
Big Cats - Predators under Threat
Indian Wildlife week 2018
#Leopard #bigcats
#instabigcats #Indianleopard #indianwildlifeweek
#conservationthroughconversation #awareness #conservation

As of 2018, about 380 million tonnes of plastic is produced worldwide each year. The accumulation of plastic products, especially the drinking water bottles and others undergo degradation slowly.
It is estimated that the plastic bottles take upto 400 years to degrade. The distribution of plastic debris is highly variable and affects the wildlife, wildlife habitat and humans.

The glass water bottles contain no harmful chemicals and can be reused. It can also be cleaned easily because they are less likely to develop scratches and hold on to residue and odour.
We, at The Bamboo Forest Safari Lodge have taken up an initiative to introduce Glass water bottles as an alternative to the plastic bottles. We believe in purity. According to Ayurveda (Indian Medicine), the herb infused water helps in healing a number of diseases by soaking the herbs in it.
As a responsible Luxury Endeavor, TARUAQUA is bottled in the premise of the lodge using proprietary filtration and R.O technology to produce safe portable water that meets international standards, ensuring a planet positive luxury experience.

#planetorplastic

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To say this safari to South Africa and Botswana has been amazing would be an understatement!!! We have seen everything from lion cubs to leopard cubs to wild dog pups as well as leopards on kills, hyenas taking away kills from lions, and everything in between. However, the highlight for me was while staying at Zarafa Camp in Botswana, one of the most prestigious and exclusive camps in all of Africa, we were able to run into the two founders and designers of the camp who are two of my heroes in the world of wildlife documentary film making - Dereck and Beverly Joubert!!! It just happened to be that they were in the camp filming another documentary and couldn't be more gracious in saying hello!! These legendary National Geographic film makers have set the bar for all wildlife documentaries done in Africa. From "Eye of the Leopard" to "Relentless Enemies - Lions and Buffaloes," their films have provided amazing windows into the world of African wildlife. They were both severely wounded by a Cape buffalo last year and Beverly almost died as she was horribly gored through her abdomen and face. The buffalo also broke Dereck's pelvis as he fought it off of Beverly, certainly saving her life. They both look incredible considering what they have been through and all of us who care about wildlife should be thankful that they are still doing what they do!! I am looking forward to coming home and sorting through thousands of images so I can share some of them with you!! #ronmagill #ronmagillconservationendowment #conservation #safari

Yesterday, just before our afternoon game drive, our Ranger came to tell us there was a kill right outside one of our rooms! We raced over there to find, not one, but TWO leopards at the freshly killed carcass of a young bushbuck! We soon learned that the younger one, a male, had just come in to see if he could get a small share of the kill that was being closely guarded by a much older female which happened to be his mother! She fended him off with growls and swipes until she had her share and then let him come in for scraps. She proceeded to go up into a tree to clean herself off. As if this wasn't incredible enough, she then came down and made her way onto the boardwalk that all guests take to their rooms - and her son soon followed!! And then, when you think it couldn't get any more crazy, they headed straight for reception and walked right through it, passing my room!! I can only just imagine how some guest would have reacted walking the other way and then suddenly running into such an amazing sight!! I apologize for the quality of some of the shots I took as they went through the reception area but it was relatively dark and I didn't have any time to make adjustments in my camera and therefore, some of the images are a bit blurry due to slow shutter speeds, This was the six and seventh leopard sighting at Singita Boulers Lodge! We saw the "Big Five" within the first 24 hours!! I have many more images and fantastic stories but most will have to wait until I get home!! I just had to post this tonight because though we have had some wonderful sightings, this was truly mind-blowing!! #ronmagill #ronmagillconservationendowment #conservation #southafrica

It has been a whirlwind 48 hours in Panama! Today is the day that Kristen Kendrick and I return with our 2 newest animal ambassadors - "Panama Pete" and "Chelsea!" Kristen and I spent much of the day with the sloths in the Sloth Sanctuary at the Gamboa Rainforest Reserve just getting a better understanding of their care and behaviors. We then had the privilege of returning a rehabilitated sloth to the wild!! Here are a few images of some of the residents of the sanctuary so that you all can fall in love with sloths as we have!! Looking forward to arriving at MIA this evening and introducing our Panamanian Ambassadors to their new home! #ronmagill #ronmagillconservationendowment #sloths

I was privileged to do several television and radio appearances yesterday on the Panamanian national networks @telemetroradio talking about the wonderful conservation partnership @zoomiami has with Panama and how excited we all are to receive two orphaned sloths from Panama that will become Zoo Miami’s newest animal ambassadors! We took “Pete” to all the stations and he was fantastic. Kristen Kendrick and I cannot wait to bring him and “Chelsea” home to Miami today! Thanks so much to @AmericanAir for the VIP treatment and for allowing us to bring these precious animals in the cabin with us for the flight home!!! #ronmagill #ronmagillconservationendowment #sloths

Woke up to the sounds of howler monkeys and parrots in the tropical forests of Panama! Getting ready to make some television appearances to talk about the wonderful conservation partnership Zoo Miami has with Panama and the two adorable sloths that I will be bringing back to Miami tomorrow that will serve as our newest wildlife ambassadors! #ronmagill #ronmagillconservationendowment #zoomiami #panama #sloth

“The much needed respite for animals due to all the waterholes getting recharged by the pre-monsoons is visible in the boisterous celebration of these young tigers.” ———————————
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We loved sharing this story with you, and shall bring you regularly as part of our Responsible Tourism Initiatives to raise awareness about the nature and culture of the environments we operate in. .
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#tiger #predator #topcat #wildlife #waterplay #splash #tigerreserve #indianwildlife #preserve #pantheratigris #tigerconservation #tigersofindia #wildlife #junglebook #instapic #picoftheday #igers #instawild #roar #safari #incredibleindia #saveourforests #sherkhan #tigertiger #tigercubs #wildlifeofindia #wildindia #bambooforest #portrait #tadoba

#conservationthroughconversation “The advent of Pre monsoons has brought a new life to the forest with a multitude of hues and colours on display in the forest. A dash of brilliant orange however, with an emerald green background still scores top on palette.” ———————————
#TheBambooForestSafariLodge ,has loved sharing this story with you, and shall strive to bring similar stories as part of our Responsible Tourism Initiatives to raise awareness about the nature and culture of the environments we operate in. .
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#tiger #predator #topcat #wildlife #tigerreserve #indianwildlife #preserve #pantheratigris #tigerconservation #tigersofindia #wildlife #junglebook #instapic #picoftheday #igers #instawild #roar #safari #incredibleindia #saveourforests #sherkhan #tigertiger #ranthambore #wildlifeofindia #wildindia #bambooforest #portrait #tadoba

#ConservationthroughConversation “ Born in 2011 to the legendary Wagdoh male and the tenacious Madhuri, Sonam was one of the 4 cubs that gave Tadoba its legendary fame. Inheriting her mighty father’s strength and her mother’s pure grit, she was the strongest amongst her litter mates. Christened after the letter “S“ which bore its mark on her body almost like a cult brand, she grew up to be a fierce competitor and ultimately annexed the throne of Telia by ousting her mother and sisters. Cut to 2018, She’s still ruling Telia like the commanding empress that she is along with her king; Bajrang the ferocious. Presently being seen with her 2nd litter of four adorable cubs, there is not a more opportune time to see six royals catwalking there way into your heart. “

We at #TheBambooForestSafariLodge ,have loved sharing this story with you, and shall bring you regularly as part of our Responsible Tourism Initiatives to raise awareness about the nature and culture of the environments we operate in. .
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#tiger #predator #topcat #wildlife #tigerreserve #indianwildlife #preserve #pantheratigris #tigerconservation #tigersofindia #wildlife #junglebook #instapic #picoftheday #igers #instawild #roar #safari #incredibleindia #saveourforests #sherkhan #tigertiger #ranthambore #wildlifeofindia #wildindia #bambooforest #portrait #headshot

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The Dhole is a fascinating little mammal. Though it resembles the European red fox, it’s commonly referred to as an “Asiatic Wild Dog” or “Indian Wild Dog.” But even though it’s called a “dog,” it doesn’t have many typical canine traits.For starters, the dhole (pronounced “dole”) has only two molars on each side of its mouth instead of the usual three.

And secondly, the smart, social animal has an amazing system of communication unlike any other dog you’ve ever seen. This allows them to make the most bizarre array of noises, ranging from whistles and growls to screams and even a chicken-like cluck.

As more humans inch closer into the mammal’s homes, they’re killing off the dhole’s food supply in the process. (Dholes have been known to nibble on everything from berries and turtles to rodents and deer.) Humans are exposing the animal to domestic dog diseases, too.As a result, the number of dholes living in the wild has plummeted to somewhere between 2,000 and 2,500, making it one of the most endangered species of Asian wildlife.
If we don't get up and take notice, It wont be long before this beautiful animal will be found only in pictures and history books.

We at The #BambooForestSafariLodge ,have loved sharing this story with you, and shall bring you regularly as part of our Responsible Tourism Initiatives to raise awareness about the nature and culture of the environments we operate in.

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#conservationthroughconversation Lately the sightings of a black panther in the Kolsa zone of Tadoba has experts baffled and confused. But before we delve into the explanation, We must understand the occurrence of Melanism (a development of the dark-colored pigment melanin in the skin or its appendages and is the opposite of albinism) in these felines.
Melanism in the leopard (Panthera pardus) is conferred by a recessive allele. Close examination of the color of these black cats will show that the typical markings are still present, but are hidden by the excess black pigment melanin, giving an effect similar to that of printed silk. This is called "ghost striping". Melanistic and non-melanistic animals can be littermates. It is thought that melanism may confer a selective advantage under certain conditions since it is more common in regions of dense forest, where light levels are lower.

Keeping the above in mind, the first question that comes to mind is that what is a melanistic gene that is normally associated with the dense canopies of the rainforests of western ghats and south India doing in the dry deciduous forests of Central India ?
Theories suggest that the forest officials of western ghats used Kolsa (a protected forest and not part of the Tiger Reserve in the Olden days) as a dumping ground for displacing problem animals from the western ghats and in doing so perpetrated the melanistic gene in the central Indian forests as well. While this is just a theory, It does explain the presence of bagheera in areas they’re not historically or genetically from.
While survival rate of such animals should technically be extremely low, The fate of this particular individual is yet to be seen.
We would like to thank @swethakumarbobbili for providing us this much needed pictorial proof of the presence of the black panther. We at The Bamboo Forest Safari Lodge ,have loved sharing this story with you, and shall bring you regularly as part of our Responsible Tourism Initiatives to raise awareness about the nature and culture of the environments we operate in.

#conservationthroughconversation Lately the sightings of a black panther in the Kolsa zone of Tadoba has experts baffled and confused. But before we delve into the explanation, We must understand the occurrence of Melanism (a development of the dark-colored pigment melanin in the skin or its appendages and is the opposite of albinism) in these felines.
Melanism in the leopard (Panthera pardus) is conferred by a recessive allele. Close examination of the color of these black cats will show that the typical markings are still present, but are hidden by the excess black pigment melanin, giving an effect similar to that of printed silk. This is called "ghost striping". Melanistic and non-melanistic animals can be littermates. It is thought that melanism may confer a selective advantage under certain conditions since it is more common in regions of dense forest, where light levels are lower.

Keeping the above in mind, the first question that comes to mind is that what is a melanistic gene that is normally associated with the dense canopies of the rainforests of western ghats and south India doing in the dry deciduous forests of Central India ?
Theories suggest that the forest officials of western ghats used Kolsa (a protected forest and not part of the Tiger Reserve in the Olden days) as a dumping ground for displacing problem animals from the western ghats and in doing so perpetrated the melanistic gene in the central Indian forests as well. While this is just a theory, It does explain the presence of bagheera in areas they’re not historically or genetically from.
While survival rate of such animals should technically be extremely low, The fate of this particular individual is yet to be seen.
We would like to thank @swethakumarbobbili for providing us this much needed pictorial proof of the presence of the black panther. We at The Bamboo Forest Safari Lodge ,have loved sharing this story with you, and shall bring you regularly as part of our Responsible Tourism Initiatives to raise awareness about the nature and culture of the environments we operate in.

Kilroy was here (says Dennis). Dennis’s section of the map may be intentionally blank, but it’s been an excellent day of mapping themes and concepts from Part II of our Organizational Evaluation and Monitoring Workshop. We ❤️ our High Divide groups and getting to work with them as we build our collective capacity #futurewest #conservationthroughconversation

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