People and tigers in a Himalayan valley are walking the same paths, albeit at different times of the day.
- A recent study using motion-detection camera traps provided thousands of photos as evidence that the approximately 121 tigers in Nepal’s Chitwan valley have made a pronounced shift towards nocturnal activity.
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. The world’s remaining tigers are being pushed into small spaces, and being able to share that space with humans is a critical survival skill.
The tigers here appear to have found a middle ground that keeps their population viable.