Deer Tales is an extensive informative book on wildlife written by the renowned author Atul Dhamankar who has penned over 12 books on wildlife including the famous ‘Field Guide of Mammals’ and ‘Birds of Tadoba’. Atul Dhamankar is a fulltime freelance wildlife writer, researcher and photographer. In this book, the author speaks about his trip to Tadoba Andhari Tiger Reserve and renders the readers in-depth knowledge of his experiences. The book throws light on how even though these humble species didn’t attract much attention from onlookers unlike the Tigers yet they had their own elegance which the author wishes to bring to fore.
Our country is known for its vast diversity. The Tadoba Andhari Tiger Reserve is the largest Tiger Reserve located in the state of Maharashtra. Located in the outskirts of Chandrapur which is 150km from the Nagpur city the place prides for its diverse flora and fauna. According to 2010 census, the reserve comprises of a total of 43 Tigers in addition to Sloth Bear and Wild Dogs. However, the author is left fascinated by the different variants of Deer found in the reserve whom he encountered during his trip. In this book, he shares about his study of the deer and antelopes, sharing with the readers his precious memories when filming these fantastic herbivores.
This book covers an extensive detail of the varied species of deers and antelopes. He renders an in-depth study of their different characteristics such as their body shape, social life, fights, feeding, behavior and much more. The book offers insight into what exactly attracted him to these fascinating creatures by observing them for hours. Indeed the book can be called a one-stop destination to know about deer and antelopes along with knowing the major difference between the different variants found in the deer family.