Lorraine follows tiger trail in India

26th Mar 2013

Television presenter Lorraine Kelly has spoken about her trip to India, where she caught a glimpse of tigers in the wild.

The celebrity, who hosts her own ITV breakfast show called Lorraine, flew to Mumbai in India before paying a visit to the Kanha National Park tiger reserve in the state of Madhya Pradesh.

Lorraine said the 5am start needed to maximise her chance of seeing the elusive animal was no problem for her as she is so used to getting up early for breakfast television.

On her first game drive she was not able to spot a tiger but she saw a host of wildlife including gaur, monkeys, wild pigs, gazelles, sambar and swamp deer as well as a jackal, Indian fox and wild cat. But when she headed out on a late afternoon game drive later that day she caught her first brief glimpse of a tiger cub.

Lorraine said: "We saw that flash of tangerine and black for only a few seconds, but it was amazing."

The next day her group headed back to the spot where the cub had been sighted and after waiting a few hours she saw a large female tiger and another cub.

She said: "It was an unforgettable moment and we headed back to camp full of happiness to check our photos and talk over the day in front of a roaring outdoor fire."

Lorraine added her trip to India had been very memorable and she was keen to return to the country.

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