Sex, Lies and Pugmarks

Jay Mazoomdaar

For decades, foresters have relied on pugmarks to tell the gender and identity of tigers. But pugs often lie, as they did in Corbett recently. Open tracks a few alpha males with ‘female’ footprints

Who’s Killing the Corbett Tigers?

Four tigers found dead in less than a month, within a triangular patch of about 40 sq km in the heart of one of India’s best reserves. Natural deaths? Infighting? Poaching? With the media rife with speculation, Open cuts through the clutter to find some answers.

Elephant and the Mahout

This man-animal relationship that goes back ages is in danger of being lost forever


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