Wildlife at Baghvan Jungle Lodge
With its rusty red coat, white markings and black stripes, the tiger is perhaps the most glamorous jungle animal.
A glimpse of this beautiful animal in the wild is a truly rewarding sight. Tigers will only inhabit territory where plenty of prey is found, and prefer to hunt at night, rarely being spotted stalking their prey. During the heat of the Indian day, they may be seen cooling off in pools or rivers and are excellent swimmers.
Giants of the grasslands, Indian gaur are the largest wild bovines in the world. The handsome, muscular males of this wild ox, with their jet black coats, can weigh up to 1 000 kg (2 205 lb). The females are smaller, with coffee coloured coats, and both sexes sport white markings below the knees that resemble stockings.
Despite their size, they are shy animals and are normally found in herds of 10 to 15. After the monsoon season gaur are frequently spotted grazing on the fresh green grass in the valleys of Pench, moving to higher elevations in the early summers.
Under cover of darkness, the striped hyena venture out in the heart of the Indian jungle. Striped hyena have a brownish-grey coat covered in stripes, a massive head and coarse fur running down the spine, ending in a bushy tail. Unlike their spotted African cousins, Indian hyena are solitary and are almost entirely nocturnal. They make their living mainly by scavenging and have been known to confront the big cats, even tiger, at their kills. However, when the need arises they are also adept hunters, taking down small to medium-sized prey.
Guests to Baghvan Jungle Lodge are constantly immersed in the sights and sounds of the Indian jungle.
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