When I first started my life with tigers 37 years ago it was as a tourist.

One of the greatest legends in the world of the tiger is no more.
For me, it is the loss of my best friend and a man who opened for me the windows of a lifetime with tigers 35 years ago. He was bigger than life itself and lived his life to the full.

On 3rd March 2009, a tigress was tranquilised in Bandhavgarh Tiger Reserve and taken by road to Panna Tiger Reserve in Madhya Pradesh. Although the Government of India had given permission in 2008 for two tigresses to be translocated to Panna, the recent operation was carried out without close consultation with the National Tiger Conservation Authority (NTCA) or known tiger experts.