A devotee offers prayers at the illuminated Golden Temple in Amritsar on Wednesday, the 544th birth anniversary of Guru Nanak Dev—AP

A devotee offers prayers at the illuminated Golden Temple in Amritsar on Wednesday, the 544th birth anniversary of Guru Nanak De

A devotee offers prayers at the illuminated Golden Temple in Amritsar on Wednesday, the 544th birth anniversary of Guru Nanak De

When politics, business and media rivalry get mixed up in wildlife conservation, the consequence can be pretty bizarre.

When William Blake published his The Tyger in 1794, he carefully replaced the usual “i” of “Tiger” with a “y” in order to suggest the extraordinariness of the apocalyptic beast.