Why do Tigers hug trees?
Tigers are majestic animals. You must have seen them scent marking their territory to protect it from rivals, but have you seen a Tiger hugging a tree to show it’s dominance?
There are two huge, bold males in the Rukhad zone of Pench National Park and both have been displaying very interesting yet unusual behaviour.
In a show of dominance, both males tend to hug trees and rub their bodies against the tree barks.
They have overlapping territories and in a bid to secure their area they regularly hug, rub and claw mark the same trees.
This morning, I was lucky enough to witness one of them showcasing this magical behaviour.