Do you know how many tigers there are in India? Take a guess… Ok this is the answer… there are about 1,000 in India and about 3,000 in the world. A century ago there were 40,000 tigers just in India and about 80,500 tigers in the world! It is really sad, the numbers have declined because people have been hunting them. Many animal protection groups throughout the world are trying to put an end to this.
I was really lucky, out of the 1,000 that remain in India I got to see one 15 year old mama tiger in Ranthambhor National Park. She was only a few feet away from us. We were some of the only visitors that got to see a tiger this time of the year.
The whole safari was awesome. We had a smart guide, a great driver and
we got paired with Alice, our new friend from Australia. We saw spotted
deer, samba deer, monkeys, elephants, peacocks and alligators too.
was fun to swim after the dusty safaris back at our lodge. We had
delicious meals and the BEST baked bread. Every meal the bread man would
rush in and give everyone hot naan. One night we rolled our own dough
and threw it in the clay pot. It sticks to the side and puffs up, then
they put butter and garlic on it. Ranthambhor was one of my favorite
stops I hope I can come back again sometime soon.
Bye Ranthambhor and bye bye tigers!