Tag: Wildlife

A rare sighting…
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A rare sighting…

July 3, 2019

Oriental White Eye (Zosterops Palpebrosus) is a tiny greenish yellow bird with a prominent white ring around its eye, thus gaining its name. These are generally seen in a flock of five or more birds actively hunting for tiny insects on the shrubs, bushes and foliage of trees. They subsist largely on flower nectar and…

Model of Nilgiri Biosphere Reserve at RMNH
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Model of Nilgiri Biosphere Reserve at RMNH

June 5, 2019

Mysuru: Nilgiri Biosphere Reserve is India’s first and foremost biosphere reserves with a heritage, rich in flora and fauna. Tribal groups like the Todas, Kotas, Irullas, Kurumbas, Paniyas, Adiyans, Edanadan Chettis, Allar, Malayan, etc., are native to the reserve. This is how the Nilgiri Biosphere is described. In the Western Ghats in South India, there…

Lessons from the wild
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Lessons from the wild

June 2, 2019

Human beings may be considered the more evolved species on Earth but there is no denying that the animals who can’t talk are also quite intelligent and display rare traits while leading a solitary life or while living in groups. From the tiniest ant to the mighty elephant, animals of all kinds can teach us…

Living with the Leopard
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Living with the Leopard

April 3, 2017

As humans have a right to live, so do leopards. The only way to leopard-proof urban areas is to stop discarding animal waste around the areas inhabited by humans. By indiscriminately discarding meat waste, we are inviting leopards and they are only accepting our invitation, says Ethologist Ragoo Rao in this article. By Ragoo Rao…

Tiger, Tiger, Burning Bright!
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Tiger, Tiger, Burning Bright!

March 31, 2017

By Dr. K. Javeed Nayeem, MD The eighteenth century poet William Blake in his poem ‘The Tyger’ has extolled the terrifying but mesmerising majesty and power that a tiger exudes. He marvels over how God himself must have felt amazed and mesmerised by this majesty and grace after creating the king of beasts. This poem…

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