– Advertisement – These reserves allowed the land to return to nature and the tigers to flourish, protected by wardens. Tiger expert Valmik Thapar tells the BBC how he saw tiger numbers grow substantially, reaching 4000 in the 1990s. But since then poaching has returned and he fears for the future of the tiger.- Advertisement – Witness History By the early 1970s Indian tigers had been hunted and poached to the edge of extinction – just 1800 were left, down from an estimated 40,000 in the 1930s. The Prime Minister at the time, Indira Gandhi, banned hunting and set up 15 reserves across the country to try to re-establish the tiger in its natural habitat. – Advertisement –
The feel good story of the year for the Reds is the emergence of Khris Negron as a major leaguer. This is his first shot as a regular player for the Reds. He got his chance because of all of the Reds’ injuries this season. The infielder/outfielder can play almost any position on the field.When you have been a minor leaguer for more than five years, you certainly must take advantage of an opportunity when it presents itself. Negron easily became a favorite of the fans because of his hustle and a smile from ear to ear. It will be interesting to see how the Reds use him next year, especially if Cozart still struggles at the plate.Negron is close to 30, but in major league baseball, he should still have many productive seasons still ahead of him. Good luck to this fine young player.