Indian Wildlife

Animal of the Week: Stripe-necked Mongoose

Stripe-necked mongoose
Stripe-necked mongoose (Herpestes vitticollis) Great place to see Stripe-necked mongoose: Kabini, India: http://www.toehold.in/phototours/kabini-wildlife-photography-tour.php Try not to turn green with envy when you see this mammal maintaining its rusty-brown furry exterior like it’s always fresh out of a salon,
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Animal of the Week: Malabar Giant Squirrel

Malabar giant squirrel
Malabar Giant Squirrel (Ratufa indica) Great place to see the Malabar giant squirrel: Kabini, India: http://www.toehold.in/phototours/kabini-wildlife-photography-tour.php When driving in Kabini if you hear a curious furtive sound you cannot attribute to a bird, be sure to look up, for Malabar giant squirrel
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Animal of the Week: Nilgai, Bharatpur, India

Nilgai
Nilgai (Boselaphus tragocamelus) Great place to see nilgai: Bharatpur: http://www.toehold.in/phototours/bharatpur-bird-photography-tour.php Ranthambhore: http://www.toehold.in/phototours/ranthambhore-tiger-photography-tour.php The blue bull is the largest Asian antelope. Endemic to India and considered sacred, it
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Animal of the Week: Monitor Lizard

Monitor lizard
Monitor Lizard (Varanus albigularis) Great places to see the monitor lizard: Bandipur: http://www.toehold.in/phototours/bandipur-wildlife-photography-tour.php Ranthambhore: http://www.toehold.in/phototours/ranthambhore-full-day-tiger-photography-tour.php Bharatpur:
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Animal of the Week: Indian Hog Deer

Hog Deer
Indian Hog Deer (Hyelaphus porcinus) Great place to see it: Kaziranga National Park (http://www.toehold.in/phototours/kaziranga-wildlife-photography-tour.php) That eye-white is delightful, but why the sheepish look, you wonder? How about because if you’re already a deer in hog clothing, which is what a hog
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Bandhavgarh March 2015 Trip Report

Rajbehra Female Cub
The forest was biding its time to be held by a shivering moonbeam.  It was a world brimming with lyrical metaphors… The Toehold troupe reached Bandhavgarh, accompanied by Skipper Phillip Ross, and settled in at the hotel.  Sleep didn’t come easy, in the wake of the exciting times anticipated over the
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