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Underwater Yeti

Sanctuary Papers: Dose of  Natural History and Science – No ecological niche goes uninhabited. Not even the tops of scorching, chimney-like vents found some 2.4 km. deep on the floor of the Southern Ocean, off Antarctica.

Thereby Hangs A Tail?

Sanctuary Papers: Dose of  Natural History and Science – When you think of an animal’s tail, you think of round, tube-like structures. But, seahorses have tails made of square skeleton segments hitched together that act as protective cages.

All About Symmetry

Sanctuary Papers: Dose of  Natural History and Science – Many animal species can self-repair on losing their body parts such as limbs. The moon jellyfish Aurelia aurita, however, self-repairs with only one agenda in mind – maintaining body symmetry.

House Of Bones

Sanctuary Papers: Dose of  Natural History and Science – Yes, you read right. The bone-house wasp Deuteragenia ossarium literally makes use of the properties of the bones of dead ant corpses to protect its nest.

Flying Machines

Sanctuary Papers: Dose of  Natural History and Science – Let’s list the main features we usually use to identify birds – feathers, wings, hollow bones, powerful muscles, a well-developed respiratory system… to name a few.

Species Brief: The Gaur (Bos Gaurus)

Dr. Nilanjan DasDid You Know?: Did you know that the gaur, also called the Indian bison, is the world’s largest and tallest wild bovine (cattle)? This magnificent animal is native to South Asia and Southeast Asia.

Species Brief: The Tiger (Panthera tigris)

H.V. Praveen KumarDid You Know?: Did you know that the Bengal tiger is the national animal of India and Bangladesh, the Malayan tiger is the national animal of Malaysia, and the Siberian or Amur tiger is the national animal of South Korea? India…

Species Brief: The Leopard (Panthera pardus)

Baiju PatilDid you know?: Did you know that the leopard is found in Sri Lanka, but the tiger is not? The leopard moved into peninsular India long before the tiger and was able to cross over the land bridge between India and Sri Lanka (across the Palk…

Tips For Action Photography

Good naturalists turn more easily into good wildlife photographers than those who know their equipment, but not their subjects. For both, the ability to take full control over a camera’s programme modes is critical. This is vital so you can over-ride the shutter speed and aperture decisions that modern cameras offer in auto-mode for perfectly exposed images. Even if you happen to be in the right spot at the right…

Guidelines For Preparation Of State Action Plan For Bustards’ Recovery Programme

Owing to the widespread degradation and fragmentation of grasslands, which support some of the most threatened species of wildlife and are breeding grounds for several unique avian species, many grassland species are faced with serious threats of extinction. Bustards (family Otididae), which is a terrestrial grassland bird and includes 25 species across the world, form a threatened group.

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