Category: WILD LIFE

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Brood X cicadas emerge in US after 17 years

Brood X cicadas emerge in US after 17 years

Nearly 3,400 species of cicadas exist worldwide. But periodical cicadas that emerge once every 17 or 13 years are unique to the eastern US. The 17-yea [...]
Optical illusion pic of orangutan  wins an award

Optical illusion pic of orangutan wins an award

Indian-origin photographer Thomas Vijayan won Nature TTL Photographer of the Year 2021 award for his picture of an orangutan. Vijayan, now settled in [...]
France to gradually ban use of wild animals

France to gradually ban use of wild animals

France has said that it will gradually ban the use of wild animals in circuses, keeping dolphins and whales in captivity in marine parks, and mink far [...]
1,00,000-kg blue whale spotted off Sydney coast in Australia

1,00,000-kg blue whale spotted off Sydney coast in Australia

A blue whale, the largest animal on Earth, was spotted off the coast of Sydney in Australia for possibly only the third time in last 100 years. The se [...]
Cheetahs arrive at Mysuru Zoo from South Africa

Cheetahs arrive at Mysuru Zoo from South Africa

One male and two female African hunting cheetahs have arrived at Sri Chamarajendra Zoological Gardens in Mysuru from South Africa. The cheetahs are re [...]
World’s tallest giraffe finds place in Guinness World Records

World’s tallest giraffe finds place in Guinness World Records

A 12-year-old giraffe called Forest - a resident of Australia Zoo in Queensland - has been confirmed as the world’s tallest giraffe, standing at 18 fe [...]
Well-preserved skeleton of woolly mammoth found in Siberian lake in Russia

Well-preserved skeleton of woolly mammoth found in Siberian lake in Russia

A well-preserved skeleton of a woolly mammoth, which has some ligaments still attached to it, has been recovered from Pechevalavato lake in northern S [...]
New species of fan-throated lizard discovered in northern Karnataka

New species of fan-throated lizard discovered in northern Karnataka

The new species has been named ‘Sitana dharwarensis’. The name is derived from Dharwar craton- a piece of the Earth’s crust that dates back to 2-3 bil [...]
Yulin dog meat festival takes place in China amidst COVID-19

Yulin dog meat festival takes place in China amidst COVID-19

The 10-day annual festival took place from June 21-30 in Yulin in mainland China. The festival usually attracts thousands of visitors. It began in 200 [...]
Wake-up Call-  Sixth mass extinction is going on

Wake-up Call- Sixth mass extinction is going on

Do you know we have had 5 mass extinction till now and have the sixth one in process? Researchers have described the ongoing sixth mass extinction, or [...]
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