Highway for tigers
How a team of conservationists made Karnataka's forests a freely navigable haven for tigers, elephants and leopards
That fellow has walked all these ranges, navigated these gorges and bounded in these trees. He has hiked right from there to there," says Sanjay Gubbi, stretching his arms, pointing out the expanse from fingertip to fingertip. The fellow that he speaks of is a leopard, nicknamed Benky by his six-year-old son. A leopard that Gubbi’s radio-collaring reveals has an astonishing home range of 170 sq. km, an area almost twice that of Manhattan.