Archive for August, 2010

  • Kanha National Park, India

    Posted in Asia | August 26, 2010
    Kanha National Park is also a tiger reserve in India. Nestled in the Balaghat and Mandla districts of Madhya Pradesh, this area was formerly divided into two different sanctuaries – Banjar and Hallon which measured around 300,000 sq meters and 250,000 square meters respectively. Kanha National Park, as it is known today, was created in the year 1995, on the 1st of June.  In its present day state, it stretches over around 940,000 square meters.  It has a surrounding buffer zone which measures around 10,067,000 square meters. The neighboring Phen Sanctuary which covers around 110,000 square meters also is connected to the National Park. The park is said to have a significant sprinkling of the Royal Bengal Tiger, sloth bears, the Indian Wild  [...]
  • Giant Fishes of Mekong face extinction

    Posted in Asia | August 19, 2010
    Around 50 million years ago, a collision somewhere in Asia caused for the might Mekong River to be born. The river emerges from the towering and vast mountain ranges that surround the Tibetan plateau; and it then begins its ever-so-long descent into the Greater Mekong region that lies in South East Asia; and this is exactly where it gets its name from. The length of this river is a whopping 4,800,000 meters.  The Mekong River begins in the Tibetan plateau and it runs through the entire stretch of Yunnan, Thailand and Cambodia. It then, eventually, disperses itself in the South China Sea. This River is the longest in the Southeast Asia. This River ends up fostering a number of different species; and is home to many more species than you’ll  [...]
  • The Giant Freshwater Stingray

    Posted in Wildlife A-Z | August 17, 2010
    Did you know that, scientifically speaking, fish species possess what is called ‘indeterminate growth’? This would mean that they’re capable of growing as long as they continue getting food and habitat. Given the fact that they’re free from disease, they continue to grow and grow some more. This logic, and the richness of food that these fishes have been privy to based on the regions that they live in, have given rise to a number of super-sized species of fish across the world. Most of these giants will be found in tributaries of rivers that have been isolated. These end up providing for a steady amplification of the size of fishes. According to statistics, if a fish has to be called a giant fish, it must quantify these two provisions  [...]
  • Get adventurous family fun at a South African Safari

    Posted in Africa | August 12, 2010
    The South African republic is located at the southern tip of the African continent.  This place has a coast line stretching two thousand eight hundred kilo meters.  These are on the Atlantic and Indian Ocean.  The north of this place lies in Namibia, Botswana and Zimbabwe. Swaziland and Mozambique lie too the east. Lesotho uniquely lies within the South African countries boundaries although Lesotho is a wholly independent country. South Africa is known for its diverse cultures and languages.  There are about eleven official languages that are legitimately included in the constitution. Two of these languages are English and Afrikaans. Although Afrikaans is a language which has originated from Netherlands, this language is spoken by the majority  [...]
  • Into the National Park of Ranthambore

    Posted in Asia | August 10, 2010
    The Ranthambore National Park is known to be one of the most amazing and one of the most interesting places to visit in North India. This park is located in the Sawai Madhopur district in the southeastern part of Rajasthan and is almost about 130 kms from Jaipur. About the park The Park was formerly considered to be one of the foremost grounds for hunting. The Maharajas of Jaipur would frequent this park and this is how this National Park was considered to be one of the major National Parks in the country. The Park Today The Park today stands as an interesting and a tourist friendly location in India. This park is known to be one of the most amazing destinations to visit in India. Apart, from the several forts and fortresses in Rajasthan, this  [...]
  • Prehistoric Underwater Terrors That Continue To Lurk Around

    Posted in Wildlife A-Z | August 5, 2010
    Have you noticed something? Most of the prehistoric creatures that walked earth had something terror-like about them. They all seemed monstrous in their own rights.  Fortunately for us, most of them didn’t survive the test of time; and were made extinct long before we began to wander the likes of earth; and this is good news for sure. Is it? Maybe it’s not! Maybe you’re only safe until you stay on land. If recent photos and studies are to be believed; some of the ugly monstrosities of the prehistoric times continue to rule the underwater domain till date. ‘Brrrrrrrrrrrr’, I say! I doubt you’d want to come face to face with any of these ugly creatures. The Goblin Shark Like sharks weren’t terrifying enough, God had to design a  [...]
  • The Rann of Kutch

    Posted in Asia | August 3, 2010
    With a name that hides the true nature of its bounty, the Little Rann of Kutch is far more than its name suggests. Unique and teeming with flora and fauna, it is the only place on earth for you will find the rare chestnut colored Asiatic Wild Ass, but that is not the only thing entirely unique to it. It is a mix of sights and scenes that have to be seen to be believed, and the entire region is ripe for anyone looking to explore further inland and make discoveries that will surprise. It is the sort of haven a backpacker craves, nature at its most austere and open. The very location of the wildlife park, in the Thar Desert province, might suggest that the place is desolate and devoid of any life, but nothing could be further from the truth. Any  [...]
  • Wildlife Watching at the State of Maryland

    Posted in North America | August 1, 2010
    The state of Maryland often gets overshadowed by its more powerful neighbors, but has a lot to offer. The eastern and western shores of Maryland end up in an embrace with the Chesapeake Bay and the number of rivers there ends up making for one of the longest waterfronts that any of the states in the United States of America can boast of. Though Maryland may seem popular for its national monuments and historic parks; it does have its fair share of wildlife watching to do. Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge The Delmarva Peninsula is home to a lot of wildlife refuge areas and is thus protected land. It is home for the migrating waterfowl and similar wildlife. Blackwater is the largest of these refuges. During the peak of the migration season,  [...]