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Here’s an Eyeful About Why We Need Wildlife Sanctuaries

Posted by Richard Conniff on February 9, 2017

Two young tuskers play-jousting in the Corbett Tiger Reserve, Uttarakhand, India (Photo: Anuradha Marwah)

Two young tuskers play-jousting in the Corbett Tiger Reserve, Uttarakhand, India (Photo: Anuradha Marwah)

Wildlife refuges and sanctuaries are the best hope for many wildlife species in a world that is rapidly being overwhelmed by humans.  The Sanctuary Asia web site holds an annual photo contest and these are a few award-winners that caught my eye.

Two leopards during courtship and mating at Nagarahole Tiger Reserve, Karnataka, India (Photo: Giri Cavale)

Two leopards during courtship and mating at Nagarahole Tiger Reserve, Karnataka, India (Photo: Giri Cavale)

Female says "no," means it, at Tadoba-Andhari Tiger Reserve, Maharashtra, India (Photo: Kirat Mundle)

Female says “no,” means it, at Tadoba-Andhari Tiger Reserve, Maharashtra, India (Photo: Kirat Mundle)

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