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Fri Dec 6, 2019, 12:21 AM

Tiger Makes Epic 1,300-Kilometer Journey Across India Looking For Food And Sex

A tiger has made a record-breaking journey across India, trekking over 1,300 paw-aching kilometers (807 miles) in just five months, the longest walk ever recorded in India according to reports. Why all the effort, you might wonder? Obviously, for food and sex.

Tipeshwar Wildlife Sanctuary, a national park in the western state of Maharashtra, has been keeping tabs on a group of tigers using radio collars. Among them is a 2.5year-old male known as C1, reports Times Of India.

Around June this year, C1 left its home in the sanctuary and embarked on a winding journey around the region's farms, roads, hills, and waterways. Over the following five months, the young tiger walked through seven districts in the states of Maharashtra and Telangana, before arriving in the Dnyanganga sanctuary on December 1.

"The tiger is possibly looking for territory, food, and a mate. Most of the potential tiger areas [in India] are full and new tigers have to explore more," Dr Bilal Habib, a senior biologist with the Wildlife Institute of India, told BBC News.

Read more: https://www.iflscience.com/plants-and-animals/tiger-makes-epic-1300kilometer-journey-across-india-looking-for-food-and-sex/

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Reply Tiger Makes Epic 1,300-Kilometer Journey Across India Looking For Food And Sex (Original post)
TexasTowelie Dec 2019 OP
sheshe2 Dec 2019 #1
TexasTowelie Dec 2019 #2
sheshe2 Dec 2019 #6
dflprincess Dec 2019 #3
sheshe2 Dec 2019 #7
TeamPooka Dec 2019 #4
TexasTowelie Dec 2019 #8
Yavin4 Dec 2019 #5
TexasTowelie Dec 2019 #10
Yavin4 Dec 2019 #16
sheshe2 Dec 2019 #9
TexasTowelie Dec 2019 #11
sheshe2 Dec 2019 #12
Lonnie Mack Dec 2019 #13
Hermit-The-Prog Dec 2019 #14
sl8 Dec 2019 #15

Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Fri Dec 6, 2019, 12:24 AM

1. Read your title.

First thought you were talking about Tiger Woods.

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Response to sheshe2 (Reply #1)

Fri Dec 6, 2019, 12:34 AM

2. I understand why you might believe that.

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Response to TexasTowelie (Reply #2)

Fri Dec 6, 2019, 12:55 AM

6. I am in a weird mood tonight.

Tiger. Tiger. Burning Bright got a medal from a dotard. Cheaters and beaters are Dons hero's!!!

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Response to sheshe2 (Reply #1)

Fri Dec 6, 2019, 12:35 AM

3. I did too

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Response to dflprincess (Reply #3)

Fri Dec 6, 2019, 12:57 AM

7. If it fits.....

You own it.

He and Donnie are great friends!

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Fri Dec 6, 2019, 12:53 AM

4. I've done the same thing.

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Response to TeamPooka (Reply #4)

Fri Dec 6, 2019, 01:10 AM

8. Three Hail Marys

and two Our Fathers for you!

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Fri Dec 6, 2019, 12:54 AM

5. Been there. Done that. n/t

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Response to Yavin4 (Reply #5)

Fri Dec 6, 2019, 01:11 AM

10. See post #8. nt

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Response to TexasTowelie (Reply #10)

Fri Dec 6, 2019, 08:52 PM

16. Here's 10 Hail Marys

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Fri Dec 6, 2019, 01:10 AM

9. Hope I did not ruin your thread, TT.

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Response to sheshe2 (Reply #9)

Fri Dec 6, 2019, 01:12 AM

11. You haven't,

but if you want to say a Hail Mary as penance...

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Response to TexasTowelie (Reply #11)

Fri Dec 6, 2019, 01:18 AM

12. Hail Who?

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Fri Dec 6, 2019, 01:26 AM

13. Sex is overrated

 

I wouldn't walk half that far even if sex was guaranteed at the end.

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Fri Dec 6, 2019, 02:23 AM

14. Tiger was just out for a stroll -- keeping fit. All the rest naturally follows.

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Fri Dec 6, 2019, 06:22 AM

15. He'll need to do better than that if he wants to join The Proclaimers. n/t

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