August 26, 2009

Another Tiger

To continue with the Tiger Time, here is one from the Milwaukee County Zoo. We went to the zoo for the first time ring our Anniversary weekend in July. We spent almost half a day at the zoo with one of our friends. We saw the tiger towards th closing of the zoo. There are more than 200 tigers in the zoos in the US, and numbers are in 1000's that are privately owned. Though the tigers themselves are probably not going to go extinct, the populations in the wild are declining at a very alarming rate. One just simply cannot highlight the role of zoos as conservation centers. One of the impressive things about the Milwaukee Zoo is that as you walk along the road, you can see the predator and its prey together. In the pen in front of the tiger were the prey. I definitely want to go to this zoo again to see the Snow Leopard, that we missed the last time.

August 25, 2009

First Meal @ Madison

Its been two days since we have moved into our new home in Madison. As with any move, the first few boxes that we opened helped get things in the kitchen going. I have now a wonderful gas stove - after many years with the electric range, I am so glad to get back to cooking on a gas stove. With a semi-functional kitchen, I was able to put together a good dinner last night. With Shankar packing food for a few days every week, I have been cooking a variety of food every time. Yesterday, dinner included a quick Mushroom and Tofu fry, Sauteed Cabbage - south Indian style with coconut, Kale with Moong dal, and Lime Rasam made with orange heirloom tomatoes, all served with rice. The tofu and kale were kind of bland and the cabbage and rasam were pretty hot! The week is gonna be busy with the house filled with boxes waiting to be unpacked.

August 20, 2009

Tiger Time

One of the things I was hoping to do during my India trip this summer was to see a Tiger. I was pretty excited when a friend was enthused about the idea of going to one of the National Parks where you can still see one. However, due to scheduling issues, the tiger plans fell through and I went to Eastern Himalayas and on the way managed to see a Great One Horned Rhinoceros at Gorumara National Park. So, now I have to contend with the time spent watching tigers in the zoos.
This one is from Atlanta Zoo, from our 2007 Holiday trip.
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