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   xoxoxoBruce  Wednesday Mar 26 11:30 PM

March 27, 2008: Ele-Vision

In the remote Pench National Park in Madhya Pradesh, India, a team filming a documentry on Tigers for the BBC, needed better pictures of the wary Tigers.

Quote:
Downer said he came up with the idea three years ago when his team started filming the tigers. He noticed how gently the forest elephants carried firewood to their camp and wondered if they'd be as delicate with a camera. "And they were," he enthused. "Elephants do not see tigers as a threat, and tigers are comfortable with elephants. So we had the perfect team."

The langur monkeys in the reserve provide fascinating pictures as they became transfixed by their reflections in the log-cams. The footage also resulted in incredible close-ups of jackals, boars and birds. Such access to wildlife usually eludes visitors.
This is the camera setup...


And one of the pictures from the Ele-Vision camera.


Be sure and check out the rest of the pictures at the Daily Mail.

And for you Brits...
Quote:
The three-part documentary Tiger: Spy In The Jungle begins on BBC1 on Sunday at 8pm.



Cloud  Wednesday Mar 26 11:33 PM

oddly, there seem to be no pics of tigers . . .



xoxoxoBruce  Wednesday Mar 26 11:44 PM

They're saving them for the TV show.



Cloud  Wednesday Mar 26 11:50 PM

tease!



xoxoxoBruce  Thursday Mar 27 01:26 AM

Tiger elitist! I'm tellin' the Bears and Boars and Deer and Monkeys, on you. :p



Gravdigr  Thursday Mar 27 04:51 AM

Quote:
Originally Posted by xoxoxoBruce View Post
Tiger elitist! I'm tellin' the Bears and Boars and Deer and Monkeys, on you. :p
Only the monkey's can do anything about it...they're the ones with thumbs.
_____________________
I wondered why the sky was getting brighter...then it dawned on me. (Sorry xoB, I've been resisting that for a while now.)


xoxoxoBruce  Thursday Mar 27 06:14 AM

You've obviously never pissed off a bear, boar or deer.



Cloud  Thursday Mar 27 11:25 AM

Quote:
Originally Posted by xoxoxoBruce View Post
Tiger elitist! I'm tellin' the Bears and Boars and Deer and Monkeys, on you. :p
rrrroooowwr!


LabRat  Thursday Mar 27 11:50 AM

That is so freaking cool. I'll have to keep an eye out to see if it ever airs on this side of the pond. Sweet!



Trilby  Thursday Mar 27 12:45 PM

Doesn't it seem strange that huffalumps don't see tigg-ers as a threat when I've seen a pack of lionesses ambush and take down a huffalump?



Beest  Thursday Mar 27 01:01 PM

Quote:
Originally Posted by Brianna View Post
Doesn't it seem strange that huffalumps don't see tigg-ers as a threat when I've seen a pack of lionesses ambush and take down a huffalump?
Plural being the important point (that'd be pride then )

Quote:
The wonderful thing about Tiggers is, I'm the only one
Tigers are also solitary and do not hunt in groups. (I think )


Cloud  Thursday Mar 27 01:17 PM

I think they're only scared of 6-year olds with pop guns.



Clodfobble  Thursday Mar 27 02:43 PM

Quote:
Elephants do not see tigers as a threat, and tigers are comfortable with elephants.
However, Mythbusters proved elephants will do just about anything to avoid a mouse.


HungLikeJesus  Thursday Mar 27 02:54 PM

I'm still trying to figure out why elephants need firewood.

And, if the elephants took the pictures, why are they copyright John Downer?



Shawnee123  Thursday Mar 27 02:59 PM

Quote:
Originally Posted by HungLikeJesus View Post
I'm still trying to figure out why elephants need firewood.~snip~
that's a damn good question!

Also, do they have cameras in every piece of wood lying around? How could they know which logs the elephants are going to carry by the tiger?


monster  Thursday Mar 27 06:08 PM

Quote:
Originally Posted by Cloud View Post
I think they're only scared of 6-year olds with pop guns.
That's poop guns. 6-year-olds with poop guns. Very scary indeed.


sweetwater  Thursday Mar 27 09:15 PM

i had hoped to say "smile, you're on canine camera" but just learned that elephant tusks, unlike those of most tusked mammals, are incisor rather than canine teeth. is it ok to ignore reality for a joke - albeit a weak one?



spudcon  Thursday Mar 27 10:58 PM

Quote:
Originally Posted by Shawnee123 View Post
that's a damn good question!

Also, do they have cameras in every piece of wood lying around? How could they know which logs the elephants are going to carry by the tiger?
The elephants told them which logs they were going to carry by the tigers, and which logs were going to be used for the big elephant bonfire and cookout down by the ... oops. I guess they forgot.


xoxoxoBruce  Thursday Mar 27 11:14 PM

Quote:
Originally Posted by sweetwater View Post
i had hoped to say "smile, you're on canine camera" but just learned that elephant tusks, unlike those of most tusked mammals, are incisor rather than canine teeth. is it ok to ignore reality for a joke - albeit a weak one?
Really? Incisor? I didn't know that. Thanks.


Shawnee123  Friday Mar 28 10:23 AM

I know it was funny...but really...why do elephants collect firewood? After HLJ brought it up, I noticed they said how gently elephants carry firewood back to camp, and all I could picture was another elephant opening up the graham crackers to make s'mores.



xoxoxoBruce  Friday Mar 28 11:40 AM

The camp, is that of the film crew.



Shawnee123  Friday Mar 28 11:59 AM

omg...OHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH.

Yep, dementia is looming.



Shawnee123  Friday Mar 28 04:12 PM

Hey, I've really been quite the elephant doubter today.

Don't misunderstand me. I think elephants are the bomb!



spudcon  Friday Mar 28 08:22 PM

Quote:
Originally Posted by Shawnee123 View Post
I know it was funny...but really...why do elephants collect firewood? After HLJ brought it up, I noticed they said how gently elephants carry firewood back to camp, and all I could picture was another elephant opening up the graham crackers to make s'mores.
Then they all sit around singing Kum ba Yah.


BrianR  Friday Apr 4 11:45 AM

Wait! Don't we have a user who hangs with elephants in, um, er, someplace down there? Why not ask HER?

Brian



HungLikeJesus  Friday Apr 4 11:53 AM

Leah? But that was before my time.



Cloud  Thursday Oct 2 11:25 PM

just saw the tiger special with the elephant cams on Animal Planet. Very cool.

if humans let tigers become extinct . . . well, I don't know anything bad enough to say about that



beauregaardhooligan  Saturday Oct 18 11:23 AM

Quote:
Originally Posted by Cloud View Post
if humans let tigers become extinct . . . well, I don't know anything bad enough to say about that
I'll bet our great-grandkids will.


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