South American Big Five

Jaguar-1

Our selection of the five most impressive mammals of South America.  Whilst not quite as dangerous as their African counterparts, the South American Big Five are still spectacular animals to see in the wild.  With males weighing twice as much as the leopard equivalent, jaguars justly head the list followed by the mountain lion or pumaGiant anteaters are graceful wanderers of the open plains whereas giant river otters are feared pack hunters of the continents waterways.  Finally, tapirs are short-sighted, timid animals but one which you would never wish to corner.

Tadoba Tigers

Tadoba Tigers

We’ve just been sent this photo of six tigers taken at one of our favourite Tiger Lodges, Tiger Trails in Tadoba National Park. This is a family group consisting of Scarface (Father), Madhuri (Mother), and the four cubs Mona , Geeta, Lara, Sonam (click on the photo for the lodge website).