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Wildlife - Bandhavgarh National Park
Bandhavgarh is located in the Umaria district of Madhya Pradesh in central  India. It was declared a National Park in 1968 and became a Tiger Reserve in 1993.  The images below were taken on a vist in early March 2020.  Grateful thanks to our excellent drivers Dinu and Vinod from Nature Heritage Resort, whose driving skills and knowledge of the park meant we were able to experience some amazing sightings and capture some
 great images.
Indian Peacock (Pavo cristatus) at sunrise, silhouetted in the early morning mist.
Male Royal Bengal Tiger (Panthera tigris tigris)
Sambar Deer (Rusa unicolor)
Indian Jackal (Canis aureus indicus)
Bandhavgargh tigress Dotty, has three sub-adult cubs.  Here, one of them practises its hunting technique by stalking and then pouncing on its sibbling, which is relaxing in 
the water.
The third cub arrives to join its sibblings at the waterhole.
Indian Jackal (Canis aureus indicus) is a subspecies of the Golden Jackal.
Brief glimpse of a Bengal Tiger, lit by the sunlight as he moves through the 
shadowy forest.
Sambar Deer (Rusa unicolor)
Bandhavgarh Tigress known as Solo.
Solo resting under the shade of a tree.
Two of Solo's three cubs drinking at a waterhole.
Tiger cub leaps across the water to join its sibling.
Sambar Deer (Rusa unicolor)
Gaur (Bos gaurus) also known as Indian bison.
In 2012 around 50 gaur were reintroduced to Bandhavgarh from Kanha after its original small population died from a disease passed on from cattle.
Pair of Indian Jackals (Canis aureus indicus)

Photographs: ©Don Davies

Wildlife - Bandhavgarh National Park