stray dogs of Mumbai
on paper 2013
from a series of 18
shows that the abundant stray dogs living in and around
human settlements of the Sanjay Gandhi National Park in
Mumbai, India are the main food source for Leopards living
in the forest. Leopards seem to be largely surviving on
small prey such as dogs, cats and pigs which constitutes as
much as 70% of their diet.
The stray dogs of the National Park are a strange lot - all
a bit sad and scabby. Some look quite well fed, but most
have an injury of some kind with scars or chunks missing
from an ear, or walking with a limp.
Although clearly living in the Park they don't crop up on
any wildlife surveys - they are not counted - they are in
These drawings were made during my Gasworks International
Fellowship at Cona, Mumbai.
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