Tigers shift to nights - no word on weekends.
October 1, 2012 10:42 PM   Subscribe

Tigers in Nepal's Chitwan National Park have taken the 'night shift,' apparently to coexist with people.(Youtube)
posted by the man of twists and turns (8 comments total) 5 users marked this as a favorite
Checking those cameras to see what crossed the path would totally hit my gambling buttons. Also loved the bit about needing both sides of the tiger to correctly identify them.

This post is interesting, thanks. I see the whole thing like a dynamic system that is in a bit of a phase shift...behaviour is unstable at first, but will balance out to the new conditions as both sides shift and adjust.
posted by iamkimiam at 11:33 PM on October 1, 2012

The first thing I thought of was the ending of Pom Poko. There are worse fates, I guess...
posted by vorfeed at 11:49 PM on October 1, 2012

Another interesting tidbit that I didn't glean from the articles was the possibility that most counting has been done in the day, and if Tigers outside of Nepal have also adapted in similar ways there might be more than just 3000 of these majestic creatures left.

Well, we can hope at least.

That being said, if I had the option I'd probably do the same thing. People are stupid, I don't really want to be around them very often either.
posted by Blue_Villain at 4:52 AM on October 2, 2012

Since the start of the 20th Century, the world's population of wild tigers has dropped by 97% from an estimated 100,000 to approximately 3,000 individuals.

posted by stbalbach at 11:07 AM on October 2, 2012

Cool post - thanks!
posted by leslies at 12:19 PM on October 2, 2012

Clever kitties!

(sorry, my boys made me say that...)
posted by bitter-girl.com at 2:06 PM on October 2, 2012

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