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    Volume 38 | Issue 5 | May 2018

    On the Cover

    Jungle cats may have three to six kittens in one litter!

    Photographer

    Vishnu Kumar Sharma-Kachhwal

Cover Story

Wildlife Photography In Transition

Kalyan VarmaInvolved in fostering a community of photographers and wildlife conservationists, Kalyan Varma is a recipient of numerous awards including the BBC Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2013 in the plants category, best in Animal Behaviour in Poral el Planeta and Sanctuary’s Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2005.
Feature

Walking With Polar Bears

Getting up close and personal with the world’s largest carnivores warmed Geetika Jain’s heart in the freezing north of Hudson Bay, Canada. Along with adventure, and sheer joy, she is left with reflections and anxiety for the fragility of their harsh, but exquisite world.

Conservation

A Kingdom Restored

Reiterating the importance of securing habitats as Protected Areas for wildlife, Sheren Shrestha shares the success story behind the resurgence of the Banke National Park in Nepal and the subsequent revival of tiger numbers.

Commentary

Catwalk

None of the models that grace the catwalks of Paris, New York, or Milan come close to matching the grace of the felines that sashay elegantly through wild homes fashioned for them by nature. The catwalk you see here is a mile-long track in Uttar Pradesh’s terai, which the ancestors of the fishing cat Prionailurus viverrinus pair have been walking before we humans came on the scene.

Scaly Tales

Giri’s Bronzeback Tree Snake

Rahul Alvares describes the Giri’s bronzeback snake and explains why it has been classified as a separate species.

Talkin' Tigers

In The Garden

Jennifer Scarlott on all of the ways that the beauty of the world we live in makes itself seen and heard, touched and smelled, in the smallest, most ordinary and often fleeting moments.

Did You Know?

Elephant Beetles

Elephant beetles are one of the largest-known group of beetles on Earth!