The hidden secrets of the Indian Jungle never cease to intrigue. The big cats, tigers, and leopards are majestic creatures that inhabit the jungle of Kanha. These magnificent predators are more than a hunting machine with a mass of exquisite musculature. As tertiary carnivores, they are an indispensable part of the ecosystem that has for centuries nurtured our souls and bodies.
The animals prowl in the deep confines of the forests and rule over their domain exhibiting brute strength and sagacity that is a must for survival in harsh conditions of nature. The tigers and leopards are the most charismatic animals on earth. For just one glimpse people travel thousands of miles to satiate their curiosity and put myths and intrigue to rest. For sighting of these majestic animals in the wild people bear hours of patience, tire their bones, and enliven moments of extreme pleasure when the sightings fall true.
The tiger migrated from the snow-covered regions of Central Asia into India about ten thousand years ago. It could not step into Sri Lanka due to the distance created by the tectonic plates by then.
In recent times, the tiger survives in a precarious state with a population of less than three thousand in the country. Kanha National Park is one of the finest reserves in the State of Madhya Pradesh. It is home to these big cats. It is a conservation unit under the aegis of the Project Tiger Program in India.