wildlife

Nuclear weapon testing may help Track Illegal Ivory!

Nuclear weapons testing in the 1950s and 1960s may, at last, have a silver lining, because researchers can now measure radiocarbon levels to tell when animals (including humans) were born and when they died, critical information in helping to track poachers of elephants, hippos, rhinos and other wildlife. “Ivory seizures and illegal trade of animals are on the scale of ...

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Checkout some interesting facts about Elegant Sunbird!

The elegant sunbird is a stunning bird with a green- and blue-capped head, reddish ear cover and neck, an olive back, and a yellow belly. Like other sunbirds, the male of this species is colorful — at least during breeding season — while the female is drab. The elegant sunbird is confined to one small island in Indonesia, where its ...

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DO YOU THINK A SPIDER CAN FLIRT???

Yes, jumping male spiders do flirt with female spiders. “North America” show on discovery channel. I watched few episodes of North America on Discovery channel couple of weeks back… I really found it interesting when I was puzzled ” Do jumping male spiders flirt??? Finally, I got the answer, yes!! they do, For a Male jumping spider flirting with the female spider ...

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A RARE AND EXOTIC WILDLIFE SPECIES THAT CAN BE FOUND IN INDIA

The snow leopard or ounce (Panthera uncia) is a large cat native to the mountain ranges of Central and South Asia. This roving, high altitude cat is rarely sighted and because it is so elusive, accurate population numbers are hard to come by, although estimates range from 450 to 500 individuals for India. checkout some pictures here: HABITAT AND DISTRIBUTION ...

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They are similar to Indian Runner Bali Ducks.

The Bali duck is an ancient breed of considerable significance. Ducks of upright carriage have been found carved in the stone of the temples of Asia dating back some two thousand years. Most waterfowl authorities believe the Bali duck to be the originator of the Indian Runner. Uses: Exhibition, Utility: eggs.Bali Duck Eggs: 140 to 200 Blue to Green Eggs. ...

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Exocoetidae: The Fish That Flies!

Like almost all non-avean ‘flying’ animals, flying fish don’t really ‘fly’, but instead glide on their long, glider-like wings. They developed about 65 million years ago, but there is evidence of an unrelated class of flying fishes which predates the modern ones. The ability to propel themselves out of water is a defense mechanism against aquatic predators. Ironically, this makes them easier ...

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A subspecies Red Panda-Shining Cat!

The (Ailurus fulgens) is also known in some areas as the Shining Cat. Native to the Eastern Himalayas and Southwestern China. It is the sole member of it’s genus Ailuirs. It’s diet mainly consists of bamboo, but it is an omnivore, and eats anything the woodlands provide. It’s ability to eat bamboo rests with it’s strong, curved, sharp claws.  A ...

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The graceful bird with a beautiful texture resembles a symbol of National Bird of India!

The national bird of India, the Peacock is a large and beautiful bird. It attracts everyone with its beauty, its graceful movements, the bright colors with the texture of silk, the fan shaped feathers on its head that resembles a crown. The Peacock has been an important part of Indian tradition. It represents royalty and godliness in the country. India loves ...

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Unbelievable and Amazing Facts About the Kangaroo!

The kangaroo is a marsupial from the family Macropodidae (macropods, meaning “large foot”). In common use the term is used to describe the largest species from this family, especially those of the genus Macropus: the red kangaroo, antilopine kangaroo, eastern grey kangaroo, and western grey kangaroo. Kangaroos are endemic to Australia. The Australian government estimates that 34.3 million kangaroos lived within the commercial harvest areas of Australia in 2011, up from 25.1 million one year ...

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11 facts about blue whales, the largest animals ever known to live on Earth

So colossal are these majestic marine mammals, their hearts alone weigh as much as a car. Balaenoptera musculus, the blue whale, is the largest animal ever known to have lived on the planet – movie monsters aside. Even at birth it is one of the world’s biggest animals! The planet is covered with amazing, fascinating creatures, but the blue whale ...

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