The most charismatic tiger cub Colin had ever seen, Broken Tail lived in Ranthambhore, one of India’s premier wild tiger reserves. Impossibly cute, he gamboled and posed for Colin’s camera through the first years of his life. But then when he was three years old, Broken Tail abandoned his sanctuary and went on the run, disappearing into the wilds of rural India for almost a year. Why did this young tiger leave Ranthambhore National Park, supposedly one of India’s best-protected tiger reserves? How could he have survived in rural India for so long? What does his death reveal about the fate of the world’s last tigers? On a 600-day odyssey across Rajasthan, Colin retraces Broken Tail’s last journey, gathering clues as to his route and behavior, exploring why he abandoned his home and revealing important truths about India’s last wild tigers. Directed by John Murray and Colin Stafford-Johnson. Produced by John Murray.

Broken Take: A Tiger's Last Journey

2010 IE 60 min
Festival Year: 2012
Types: Documentary
Topic: Global Perspectives, Wildlife