Contents: Foreword. Preface. 1. Introduction. 2. A triumphant entry. 3. The unchallenged rule. 4. The footprints on sand. 5. Supremacy challenged. 6. The will to survive. 7. The rescue operation. 8. The end of an era. 9. Epilogue. References. Index.
"Charger, the dominant male tiger of the tourism zone of Bandhavgarh Tiger reserve was the center of attraction for all visitors for more than a decade. During his last days he was driven out of the park boundary by young tigers. The book ‘Charger: The Long Living Tiger’ not only gives a brief life history of Charger, but describes in detail the rescue operation to save Charger and transport him to a safe enclosure. All along the description, the book also touches various aspects of wildlife and ecosystem management. Written in a lucid style the book makes an interesting reading and raises certain conceptual issues regarding the conservation of natural habitats." (jacket)