The Secret Life Of Tigers
- Author: Valmik Thapar
- Publisher: Oxford University Press
- ISBN: 9780195697902
Tigers have fascinated humans throughout history with their immense physical strength and elusive, intelligent presence. Very little was known about the lives of these animals till recently and much of what we know today about tigers is a result of Valmik Thapar's long engagement of over thirty years with the tigers and wildlife of Ranthambore National Park in Rajasthan. The Secret Life of Tigers is a wonderfully written account of Thapar's observations of the life of three tigresses and their cubs through all the stages of their development, from birth to adulthood. Revealing extraordinary facts about the process of their growth and maturing. Thapar describes how fathers are much more involved in the upbringing of their cubs than was previously thought. With a new Preface and twenty outstanding colour photographs, the second edition of this classic work provides a fascinating insight into the family life of tigers and argues passionately for the greater involvement of the government and the general public to save tigers from extinction.