Report: Wildlife of Corbett NP and Kumaon April 2016

pictorial report from a natural history oriented trip, primarily with highlights from visits to the Rajaji (Chilla Range) and Corbett National Parks (day visit in the Durga Devi Zone and overnight at the dormitary at the superbly located Sarapduli resthouse in the Dhikala Zone) in the Himalayan foothills of Uttarakhand. Sightings included the big three of these parts – Tiger, Leopard, Elephant, as well as of the endangered Gharial, and a representation of the regions famed birdlife – all this, sadly, in a backdrop of numerous forests fires in one of the worst summer droughts in the recent past, exacerbated by dry winds and evidently an opportunistic timber mafia


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