Pilikula: True to Its Name

It is unlikely to see really energetic animals in a zoo. Especially the big cats. We don’t recollect any images of healthy animals from the zoos we have visited earlier.

But Pilikula Biological Park in Mangalore surprised us with its exuberant tigers. There were four of them. And it was the mating season. Understandably, excitement abound. One pair was frolicking in the water and the other on the land chasing each other and taking a few breaks to watch the ones in water.

Tiger 1

For a change, some lively tigers in a zoo instead of the usual sad, emaciated ones!

Tiger 2




Tiger 5


‘Pilikula’ incidentally translates to ‘Tiger Pond’.

2 Comments on “Pilikula: True to Its Name

  1. Hi Salil,

    Even we did not know that there was such a park in Mangalore. As in many other trips, here also we landed, bought travel guides from local book stall and shortlisted the places to see. That’s how we spotted Pilikula. It was worthwhile.



  2. Hi Unny,
    Have been to Mangalore twice but never heard about Pilikula Biological Park. Thanks for bringing this to my attention.

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