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After coronavirus outbreak, China upgrades dogs from 'livestock' to 'pets'

10 Apr 2020

After coronavirus outbreak, China upgrades dogs from 'livestock' to 'pets'

In a recent move, China has decided to classify dogs as 'pets' as opposed to 'livestock'.

India succeeds in breeding the critically endangered Great Indian Bustard

08 Jan 2020

India succeeds in breeding the critically endangered Great Indian Bustard

India has reportedly succeeded in the breeding of the bird species Great Indian bustard (scientific name: Ardeotis nigriceps) through a state-sponsored conservation program.

Five fun facts about peacocks you should know

24 Dec 2019

Five fun facts about peacocks you should know

Featuring a huge tail, spectacular feathers, and amazing patterns on them, peacocks are one of the most beautiful and fascinating creatures known to mankind.

Cool facts about penguins you should know

16 Dec 2019

Cool facts about penguins you should know

Penguins are birds. But they can't fly.

Five cool facts about penguins you should know

14 Dec 2019

Five cool facts about penguins you should know

Penguins are birds. But they can't fly.

Here are five National parks in North India

05 Dec 2019

Here are five National parks in North India

Traveling is about exploring new places, getting some fresh air, seeing the unseen, and doing the undone.

Six animals that reflect human behavior

02 Dec 2019

Six animals that reflect human behavior

Scientific evidence shows that the physical and behavioral traits shared by humans were originally derived from ape-like ancestors, and evolved over a period of six million years.

Five best places to spot tigers in India

25 Nov 2019

Five best places to spot tigers in India

Boasting of majestic black stripes, sturdy built, and quiet-yet-fearsome eyes, tigers are really a work of wonder.

Five best National Parks in Africa: Details here

21 Nov 2019

Five best National Parks in Africa: Details here

It's a mesmerizing feeling to take that ultimate jeep ride and go on an adrenaline-pumping expedition to witness some of the most majestic creations of nature, from up close.

Five amazing facts about eagles you should know

17 Nov 2019

Five amazing facts about eagles you should know

You have often seen them flying gloriously in clear blue skies and wondered what makes this set of birds so unique from the others - yes, we are talking about eagles.

Six amazing facts about Dolphins you should know

23 Oct 2019

Six amazing facts about Dolphins you should know

Dolphins are utterly cute, ever-smiling creatures who love to play around and perform cool tricks.

Love pandas? Here are things you should know about them

15 Oct 2019

Love pandas? Here are things you should know about them

Pandas are undoubtedly one of the most adored creatures on the planet. And why not? That sort of cuteness is to die for.

Five of the smartest animals in the world

03 Oct 2019

Five of the smartest animals in the world

Let's face it - we humans aren't the only smart beings to have walked the planet.

Five of the most beautiful animals in the world

30 Sep 2019

Five of the most beautiful animals in the world

The world is a huge and mysterious place, that has no dearth of varied creatures. They come in all shapes and sizes, and boast of different characteristic features and qualities.

Love elephants? Here are 8 lesser-known facts about them

23 Sep 2019

Love elephants? Here are 8 lesser-known facts about them

With their huge size (the largest in the world among land animals), unforgettably long noses, and characteristic floppy ears- elephants are simply adorable.

Done with hills? Here are five National parks near Delhi

06 Jul 2019

Done with hills? Here are five National parks near Delhi

Traveling is all about exploring new places, getting some fresh air, seeing the unseen, and doing the undone.

#TravelBytes: Top 5 weekend getaways from Bengaluru

15 Apr 2019

#TravelBytes: Top 5 weekend getaways from Bengaluru

Need a break from the crazy city traffic, the maddening crowds, and not-to-mention, another week at your desk job?

US hunter pays whopping $110,000 to kill Pakistan national animal

06 Feb 2019

US hunter pays whopping $110,000 to kill Pakistan national animal

A hunter from the US paid a whopping $110,000 to the Pakistan government to obtain a permit to hunt and kill a flare-horned Markhor, a rare wildlife species in Pakistan.

40-feet long endangered giant whale washes ashore in Odisha, dead

12 Jan 2019

40-feet long endangered giant whale washes ashore in Odisha, dead

A 40-feet-long endangered whale was washed ashore in an estuary close to Gahirmatha marine sanctuary in Odisha's Kendrapara district, Forest department officials said today.

Tigress found dead in Umred Karhandla Sanctuary, 2nd since Sunday

31 Dec 2018

Tigress found dead in Umred Karhandla Sanctuary, 2nd since Sunday

The carcass of a tigress was found in the early hours today in Umred Pauni Karhandla Wildlife Sanctuary in Bhandara district (Maharashtra), a senior Forest department official said.

US: 2 weeks into job, intern killed by escaped lion

31 Dec 2018

US: 2 weeks into job, intern killed by escaped lion

In a tragic incident, a 22-year-old intern was mauled to death by a lion at a private wildlife sanctuary in North Carolina.

Ensure staff, equipment in wildlife dept: Court to Delhi Government

10 Nov 2018

Ensure staff, equipment in wildlife dept: Court to Delhi Government

A Delhi court has ordered the release of three snakes, rescued from two men, into their natural habitat and also directed the Delhi government to ensure proper staff and equipment at the 'understaffed' wildlife department.

Maharashtra: Elephant freed to hunt man-eater tigress kills woman

05 Oct 2018

Maharashtra: Elephant freed to hunt man-eater tigress kills woman

The operation to catch the man-eater tigress of Maharashtra's Yavatmal and her two cubs got into trouble, when an elephant freed for the operation, ran amok and trampled a woman to death at Chahand village in Ralegao tahsil on Wednesday.

UP: 'Mowgli School' inspires students to pick up books

04 Oct 2018

UP: 'Mowgli School' inspires students to pick up books

Located in the Dudhwa-Katarniya forest area in Bahraich, UP, "Mowgli School" is busy giving wings to the dreams of village children, thanks to an initiative by the Special Tiger Protection Force (STPF).

Arunachal: 180 butterfly species recorded at North East Butterfly Meet

02 Oct 2018

Arunachal: 180 butterfly species recorded at North East Butterfly Meet

Around 180 species of butterflies were recorded in Arunachal Pradesh during an annual event that encourages research and conservation of the colorful insects, officials said.

Leave me alone! Cranky parrot says 'f**k off' to rescuer

16 Aug 2018

Leave me alone! Cranky parrot says 'f**k off' to rescuer

The bird just wanted to be left alone, but its owner was concerned, as it was perched on the neighbor's roof for three days.

Mumbai: India's first penguin born on Independence Day

16 Aug 2018

Mumbai: India's first penguin born on Independence Day

Even as the whole nation celebrated Independence Day yesterday, it was extra special for Byculla Zoo.

No more elephant rides in Jim Corbett, Rajaji Reserve

07 Aug 2018

No more elephant rides in Jim Corbett, Rajaji Reserve

Those visiting Jim Corbett and Rajaji Tiger Reserve in Uttarakhand in the hope of elephant rides are in for a big disappointment, as Uttarakhand HC has banned the commercial use of jumbos.

Woman goes to make tea, finds 5-foot-long snake in kitchen

02 Aug 2018

Woman goes to make tea, finds 5-foot-long snake in kitchen

It was a normal day for Suman Gautam, who lives in Sheetla Colony, Gurugram, till she spotted a five-foot-long Indian rock python in her kitchen.

Govt took several measures to protect tiger habitats: Environment Minister

29 Jul 2018

Govt took several measures to protect tiger habitats: Environment Minister

India has taken several measures, including bringing out guidelines for tiger safaris to reduce the pressure of eco-tourism, protect tiger habitats, and conserve their population, Union Environment Minister Harsh Vardhan said today on International Tiger Day.

#InternationalTigerDay: MP hopes double forest beat area increases tiger population

29 Jul 2018

#InternationalTigerDay: MP hopes double forest beat area increases tiger population

On International Tiger Day, Madhya Pradesh officials said the expansion in the territory of tigers raised hopes of a rise in the number of the striped animals in the state.

Mumbai: 55-year-old dies after wasps sting him 100 times

30 Jun 2018

Mumbai: 55-year-old dies after wasps sting him 100 times

When Pankaj Shah left for his walk around 9:45AM on Wednesday, little could he imagine it would be his last.

WWF-India launches its first-ever comic book about awareness of nature

23 Jun 2018

WWF-India launches its first-ever comic book about awareness of nature

WWF-India has launched its first-ever comic book for the love of nature and to raise awareness about its protection among children.

Delhi: Newcastle virus returns after 6 years; kills 22 peacocks

02 Jun 2018

Delhi: Newcastle virus returns after 6 years; kills 22 peacocks

Newscastle virus has again hit NCR, after a gap of six years, causing fatal infections in peacocks.

Mother's Day celebration: Delhi Zoo to open dedicated breastfeeding room

05 May 2018

Mother's Day celebration: Delhi Zoo to open dedicated breastfeeding room

In a unique way to celebrate Mother's Day on May 13, Delhi Zoo will open a room solely dedicated to breastfeeding mothers, as seen in airports.

Her family wanted her married. She went to Antarctic instead

02 Apr 2018

Her family wanted her married. She went to Antarctic instead

Meena Rajput, a 37-year-old British-Indian woman, is on her way back from a three-month expedition in the Antarctic, documenting its unique wildlife to create earth's largest protected area, an ocean sanctuary.

Only 13% of tiger conservation areas meet global standards: Survey

01 Mar 2018

Only 13% of tiger conservation areas meet global standards: Survey

Only 13% of the tiger conservation areas meet the global standards of an accreditation system, the Conservation Assured | Tiger Standards (CA|TS), said a new survey of current management methodologies at 112 sites located in 11 tiger-range countries, including India, in a shocking new revelation.

Salman releases book on wildlife & irony couldn't contain itself

15 Dec 2017

Salman releases book on wildlife & irony couldn't contain itself

Once a prime accused in a poaching case, Salman Khan has now launched a book on wildlife written by politician-actor Beena Kak.