Archive for February, 2011

  • Sagarmatha National Park, Nepal

    Posted in Asia | February 22, 2011
    Regarded as the world’s highest national park, the Sagarmatha National Park is the home of the highest point on Earth called Mount Everest that itself is known as ‘Sagarmatha = Sky for Sagar and head for Matha’. Therefore, it is obvious that this park is perched as high as on 3000 meters whose most of the landscape is a rocky deep terrain as well as steep gorges of the high Himalayas. Because of the rising height, the Sagarmatha National Park boasts four different climatic zones: a forested lower zone, the upper alpine zone, a zone of alpine scrub, and the Arctic zone without any foliage. Depending on the altitude, you get to see the different and diverse mammals and birds. The park flanks some of the tallest peaks in the world making  [...]
  • Iguazu National Park, Argentina

    Posted in South America | February 15, 2011
    Nestled in the Iguazu province of Argentina, the World Heritage Site of Iguazu National Park not only protects the vigorous subtropical jungle, but also ensures endless natural surprises to its tourists. Edging the globally famous Iguazu Falls and housing the myriad of animal as well as plant species, the park is among the hot spots for the nature as well as botany lovers. So, you can expect spotting not only the wonderful falls, but also the some great natural scenery along with the rare as well as endangered species in the Iguazu National Park. In fact, the word ‘Iguazu’ stands for ‘Great Waters’ whose charm is reserved by the Iguazu falls made by the river of the same name. While cascading, the water’s vapor ascends upwards each  [...]
  • Argali facts

    Posted in Wildlife A-Z | February 8, 2011
    Considered as the largest of the wild sheep, Argali is the mammal of the Central Asia highlands. Its look is somewhat similar to the zodiac sun sign of Aries. The term ‘Argali’ is derived from the Mongolian name that means ‘ram’. Coming to its physical description, Argali is a multi-color sheep whose shades range from buff to grey-brown including the in-between white seen especially in the older sheep. These sheep are extensively hunted for their highly priced horns as well as meat both of which play a role in making the traditional Chinese medicine. However, the horns are also used in producing trophies. This is one of the responsible Argali facts that have posed a serious threat to these sheep irrespective of their range. In fact,  [...]
  • Jaguarundi facts

    Posted in Wildlife A-Z | February 1, 2011
    Also known as jaguar, Jaguarundi is an American mammal, which is the regarded as the largest feline cat in this continent. We all have heard about the jaguars while exploring the Mayan ruins indicating that this animal was once worshipped as god. Even today, this belief is somewhat indicated by the fact that Jaguarundi is the symbol of strength, power, and splendor. In fact, the name ‘Jaguar’ is derived from a term of Native American language, which stands for ‘the killer that holds the victim in just one jump’ directly revealing much about its power and strength. Scientifically known as the Panther Onca, this feline animal belongs to the Panthera genus. If you are looking at it for the first time, you will feel as if it is a leopard.  [...]