The term canadian english has a pedigree dating to 1857

Shielding her cub behind her, she raises herself up on hind legs, adopting a threatening posture.

Though she’s equipped with long front claws and a reputedly short temper, she’s no match for our elephant, who responds by stamping her feet and attempting a mock charge.

Playfully, she tosses me into the air like a rag doll.

At two and a half years old, Chandra Kali is a big girl.

It’s one of the last places on Earth where they still roam relatively safely.

Tigers are the star attractions here, and like most large predators, they sleep for nearly twenty hours per day.

The traveller who captured the footage was lucky not to have been ripped apart.

Dhani taps me on my shoulder and whispers, ‘Sloth bear and her cub at 3 o’clock.’ The sloth bear is rarer than a tiger. [caption id="attachment_2150" align="alignnone" width="259"] Sloth bear in a more relaxed pose.[/caption] A shaggy black coat emerges from behind a tree.

As a globally significant environment which Nepal takes great pride in protecting, the national army stations guards in camps scattered around the park.Our phanit, (the Nepalese word for mahout) settles Chan Chun Kali Jacks while the bear moves her adolescent cub to a safe distance.We follow them until they disappear down a creek bank. ‘I’ve only seen two other bears this year.’ I beam with delight, my inner Mowgli is overjoyed. He’s the wonder guide, able to pinpoint a tiny scarlet minivet in the uppermost branch of a flowering kapok tree as if it were the size of a road-train on its way to Darwin.Each morning I purloin a few apples and bananas from the breakfast buffet to share with my favourite elephant at Tiger Tops.Mischievously, I pull her tail and dash around to twirl her trunk like it’s a whirly-gig. Her companions are all adults and I believe that my playmate misses roughhouse play with a creature closer to her size.

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