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Sita Carrying Cub

Sita Carrying Cub
Bandhavgarh National Park, India, 1996
This was an unforgettable moment. The experience of watching a wild tiger gently move her cubs to a new hiding place exceeds the power of the image.

I’m sitting on an elephant, watching Sita nurse her three cubs in a small cave — but there was lots of vegetation and I couldn’t get a clear view. She seemed perplexed, and started to move the cubs. I couldn’t move the elephant for fear of disturbing her. Luckily, on one of her passes, she walked in front of a clear opening.

Later that morning, we found out the dominant male — who can be dangerous to the cubs — was in the area.
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