Archive for July, 2010

  • Wildlife of the Ngorongoro Conservation Area (NCA)

    Posted in Africa | July 27, 2010
    Location: The NCA is a conservation area and is also a UNESCO world heritage Site. NCA is located 180 km to the west of Arusha in the Crater Highlands in Tanzania. About NCA: This historical site is carefully looked after by the Ngorongoro Conservation Area Authority. It is a branch of the Government of Tanzania. The Ngorongoro Crater is a huge, still intact volcanic caldera. A caldera is a large crater from by a destructive explosion of a volcano which collapses in the depression. This crater lies within the conservation area. Ngorongoro crater: The crater and the area surrounding it are all part of conservation area. Even local tribes continue to exist besides the huge population of animals. They continue to lead their traditional lifestyles. The  [...]

    Posted in North America | July 22, 2010
    The earliest form of wildlife management perhaps came in the form of Noah’s Ark. It took years after that, however, for governments and nations around the world to understand the need for wildlife management. The American Wildlife Regulations were set in place by around the early 1600s. The continent, however, saw a rapid decline in the number of animal species by the time around half of the 19th century had passed it by. Many private organizations came forward in the 20th century and volunteered to take up the responsibility of wildlife conservation and they made international efforts to manage the natural resources at hand. The Wildlife Experience is one such endeavor that looks at contributing to the entire platform of global conservation. THE  [...]
  • Pench National Park – good place to see Langurs in their way

    Posted in Asia | July 20, 2010
    Pench National Park – Location: In the regions of Seoni as well as Chhindwara districts, this is located in the southern provinces of Madhya Pradesh. In addition the nearest located airport is Nagpur, almost at a distance of 93 kms (around 58 miles) from this park. Moreover the township of Seoni, almost at a distance of 19 km (around 12 miles) away, has the nearest railhead to this park. Pench National Park – Climate: The months of summer are scorching (the maximum temperature is around 43°C; 110°F) whilst the months of winter are exceptionally cold (the minimum temperature is around 4°C; 39°F). Best time to visit Pench National Park: Even though the months of summer are extremely hot, the span between March and June, is regarded  [...]
  • Arctic hare – residing in tundra region of North America

    Posted in Wildlife A-Z | July 15, 2010
    The arctic hare resides within the harsh setting of the tundra region in North America. These artic hares by no means hibernate; on the other hand live on the dangerous cold with several behavioral as well as physiological adaptations. The arctic hare sport thick fur as well as enjoy the low surface region to volume ratio, which conserves the heat of the body, most apparent in their reduced ears. These artic hares from time to time dig shelters for them in snow as well as huddle together for sharing the warmth of their body. Artic hares are slightly larger, when compared with the regular rabbits, as well as they usually have taller posterior legs along with longer ears. Similar to various other rabbits and hares, Arctic hares are speedy as well  [...]
  • Tsavo National Park – largest national park in Kenya

    Posted in Africa | July 13, 2010
    Tsavo National Park with a total area of nearly 22,000 sq kms, is regarded as the largest national park in Kenya as well as one of the largest national in the world. Owing to its huge size this park was been split into two parks the first one being Tsavo West as well as the second being the Tsavo East, intended for the easier administration. In addition Tsavo National Park is the idyllic destination meant for people who are seeking solitude as well as privacy with the probability for exploring the wilderness. By means of its proximity to the city of Mombasa (located at a distance that is less than around 100 km) it is in addition a great option for safari for all those who are staying on the coastline or else all those who have plans for relaxing  [...]
  • Lincoln Park Zoo – do enjoy the virtual tour in the park

    Posted in North America | July 8, 2010
    Lincoln Park Zoo is located in Chicago, moreover is amongst the oldest zoological gardens that are in the country. This park was established in the year 1868 as well as is also amongst the most modern. The Lincoln Park Zoo is regarded as one of the numerous popular tourist attractions in Chicago; each year the park greets more than 3 millions visitors, as well as provides them with extraordinary educational experiences along with enjoyment and fun. Its intimate surroundings enables the guests, old and the young in a similar way, for experiencing the excitement of gazing directly in the eyes of the lowland gorillas as well as standing next to the grazing giraffes. This park is also famous for the historical structures; this zoo has thrived at  [...]
  • Keoladeo Ghana National Park – boasting its extensive range of birds

    Posted in Asia | July 6, 2010
    Officially identified as the Keoladeo Ghana National Park, this Bharatpur Bird Sanctuary encompasses a total land area of almost 29 sq kms. This park was originally created through the Maharaja of Bharatpur during the early 19th century, since he wished for saving his township from the disastrous flood water. The huge dam that he had constructed left behind a melancholy, which was afterward transformed into Bharatpur Lake. This lake served as the hunting preserve meant for the Maharaja of Bharatpur for quiet for a while before it was been lastly declared as a National Park in 1982. Keoladeo Ghana National Park was been declared as a world heritage site in the year 1985 by UNESCO. Keoladeo Ghana National Park Attractions Flora This 29 sq km  [...]
  • Beluga aka White whale

    Posted in Wildlife A-Z | July 1, 2010
    Belugas are commonly known as white whales. The usual color of Belugas makes them one of the few most familiar and can be easily distinguished amongst other whale species. Calves are born gray or even brown and only fade to white as they become sexually mature around five years of age. White whales are quite small in size. They range from 13 feet to 20 feet (around 4 meters to 6.1 meters) in their length. White whales have little curve on the forehead and do not have a dorsal fin. Belugas normally live together within small groups, which are known as pods. White whales are social animals and are extremely vocal communicators and make diversified sounds using  whistles, clangs, and clicks. Belugas are also capable of mimicking several other  [...]