MOTHER TO BE ‘SHARMILI’ HAS NOW FORGOTTEN HER SHYNESS!
Tigers in the Pench sanctuary on the border of Maharashtra and Madhya Pradesh have been given different names, based on their natures, their looks, their habitats. A tigress has been named ‘Sharmili’! She could be seen during jungle treks, and would then disappear shyly
Tigers in the Pench sanctuary on the border of Maharashtra and Madhya Pradesh have been given different names, based on their natures, their looks, their habitats. A tigress has been named ‘Sharmili’! She could be seen during jungle treks, and would then disappear shyly, hence the name ‘Sharmili’! According to the information provided by nature lovers and experts, the three-year-old Sharmili is going to be a mother for the first time, and is now losing her shyness. She is becoming bolder.
The guide was telling about tigers during the jungle tour in Pench. He was talking profusely about the tigers seen in various areas of the sanctuary during the tour. Junewani area is Sharmili’s domain, he told, drawing attention to her. When I asked, “Who is Sharmili?”, he started explaining.
Sharmili is a three-year-old tigress. She will be a mother in the coming season. Earlier, she was shy, but now she has changed. Probably she has got used to seeing the Gypsys full of tourists. She has been enjoying her youth. Sharmili, who shied away earlier, took away tourists’ joy of watching her. She would disappear before anybody could shoot her pictures. But now, she remains there even when surrounded by tourists, loiters for a few seconds, and then goes away. Though she is not bold enough as yet, the guide believes that this change in her behavior is because she is going to be a mother.
A jungle safari was arranged on the occasion of the “Save Tiger” campaign by Aircel, for media reporters. Aircel has been active in the “Save Tiger” campaign since the last six years. This year, the company selected eight school-going children from across the country, and arranged a training camp for them in Pench. They were made aware about wildlife, nature and environment.
“The list of ten endangered species in the world includes tigers, and so, they need protection. “Save Our Tiger”, the campaign started by Aircel since 2008, is bringing awareness in the society about conservation of tigers. We have partnered with Century Asia for working in the Pench National Park. It was the main purpose of the Kids For Tiger (KFT) National Camp to create a positive attitude about the campaign among today’s young generation. So, children will also be contributing in this good work”. Vindra Malhotra, Chief of Social Activities, Aircel