SPOT THE TIGER!

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Un­like lions, which give chase on open plains, tigers live and hunt in dense for­est where it is hard to track and fol­low their move­ments. So the team re­cruited ex­pert help in the shape of guide and tracker Dig­pal Kar­mawas. As with all wildlife film­ing, lo­cal knowl­edge was an es­sen­tial fac­tor in whether the team could suc­ceed in film­ing the tigers at all. The best way to track them was to find their fresh tracks and lis­ten for dis­tress calls from deer and mon­keys. The team also put out cam­era traps around Raj Bhera’s ter­ri­tory, which were trig­gered by move­ment. What they hadn’t bar­gained on was her cubs tak­ing such an in­ter­est that they pushed one of the cam­eras over – into the wa­ter.

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