(This note offers a fresh look to a very special sanctuary, which is technically placed in the highest degree of conservation – Critical Tiger Habitat, of the world famous tiger reserve – Ranthambhore. Yet it is one of the most neglected areas towards which conservation managers or organisations hardly pay any heed. It’s time immediate planning and real-time efforts are implemented for the betterment of this rugged piece of land, considering that this area is being touted as the possible future which will sync Ranthambhore National Park and its tigers to surrounding protected areas)
We all know that the world’s biggest cat, the tiger, is found in India. But did you know that the world’s smallest cat is found here as well? It’s called the Rusty spotted cat (Prionailurus rubiginosus), which is found only in India (P. phillipsi) and Sri Lanka (P. rubiginosus), and is very rare to sight.