Archive for the ‘Wildlife A-Z’

  • Tigers of Sunderbans in a Grave Situation

    Posted in Wildlife A-Z | March 7, 2013
    The legendary Sunderbans tigers have lost their punch and ferocity due to less access to prey and are being more prone to weak hind legs which are visible due to the abnormality in their movements. The reasons attributed to this weak mobility in the tigers are injuries from the breathing roots cannot be ruled out and the major cause could be low prey density and with human presence in the vicinity, the tigers have developed a tendency to stray outside the jungles. A recent survey and research by the Wildlife institute of India clearly concludes the low prey density in Sajnekhali area of the Sunderbans in West Bengal, India. The recent seizures of traps, laid to trap the poach deer, confirms the fears about how the low prey density is affecting  [...]
  • The Bar Tailed Godwit Bird Navigation System

    Posted in News, Wildlife A-Z | January 8, 2013
    The latest discovery will jolt all the modern day devices of navigation, and the new navigational device to reckon with is- the bar tailed godwit’s navigational system. Wild life creatures fascinate with their movements, features, characteristics and style. The Bar Tailed Godwit Bird undertakes one of the most marvellous and amazing migrations ever witnessed by mankind. The birds 7,000 miles (11000 km) journey can last for more than approximately eight days. Researchers believe that a couple of bird’s species make use of the magnetic field of the earth in order to navigate, just like they had a compass built within their brain. There is also a likelihood that the Godwit also navigates with the help of the sun during the day and with the  [...]
  • Gir National Park In Gujarat

    Posted in Wildlife A-Z | December 4, 2012
    Gir National Park, the home of the pure Asiatic lions is a wild life reserve which will take you in to the royal animal kingdom, and offer you wilderness away from the cacophony of the concrete jungle. You may visit Gir National Reserve and stay at the Gir Birding Lodge, Gujarat. The lodge is situated next to one of the main gates of the    Gir National Park. Driving past the sleepy hamlets close to the lodge, you realise that perhaps this is the closest you can get to the nature. The lodge, set amidst mango orchard, there are 12 cottages blending perfectly well with their natural surroundings of the    Gir National Park, and offering you a dramatic and thrilling panoramic view of the Gir National Park. You can enjoy an uninterrupted  [...]
  • Sundarbans National Park

    Posted in Wildlife A-Z | November 27, 2012
    Sundarbans National Park, a tiger’s land, at the southern seaward tip of West Bengal, is located in a thick jungle of mangrove infested trees and a biodiversity, where the famous Bengal tiger rules and commands respect. The Sundarbans tiger land is a reserve land of 4264 square km, and has been declared as a world heritage site, to protect the tigers. According to the last survey conducted there are about 250 tigers in this wild life park, and are protected and preserved by the ever vigilant security guards. The tigers in the Sundarbans are reputed to be man eaters and their prime target is the honey collectors who put their life at risk to work at beehives, and on an average about 100 people are killed in a year in this wild life by the  [...]
  • Travel Tales from Antelope Islands

    Posted in Wildlife A-Z | June 19, 2012
    North America is a land of ultimate travel delights and greatest tour attractions. Come here to this land of greatest sights and enjoy the pleasures of being in this land. Amongst the many pleasures of being in this land of absolutely fascinating sights, come and experience the beauty of the Antelope Islands. The Antelope Island State park is situated in Utah in the Great Salt Lake. This is a very pristine locale and an absolute paradise for the wildlife lover. This is a total paradise for the tourist and the beautiful island with its immensely beautiful surroundings and the most mesmerizing ambience this is a beautiful paradise in this part of the world. This is an island that is home to the lovely antelopes and the most beautiful wild animals.  [...]
  • Ulu Temburong National Park in Brunei Wildlife Tours

    Posted in Wildlife A-Z | June 13, 2012
    Come to the land of Brunei, the royal kingdom and enjoy the pleasures of great settings and beautiful travel memories. At the Brunei Darussalam the pleasure of being in the green surroundings is something to be experienced to be believed. This is actually a region that is regarded as the best tropical rainforest in Borneo. So if you are planning to visit Brunei do include wildlife tours as part of your itinerary. The Ulu Temburong National Park is one such region in Brunei which would demand your attention. The entire park is made up of the best kind of habitats and the most ideal forest and jungle vegetation. So you would have the montane forest and the jungle forest all at a great elevation of around 2000 metres. One accesses the pristine  [...]
  • Wildlife News from across the world

    Posted in Wildlife A-Z | May 22, 2012
    There are lot of things happening across the world and these events contribute a lot to the way the things are changing in this arena. For example there is this news that Sunderbans has revealed a lot of mysteries. In between the depths of the mangroves of this lovely region, there is a kind of feline existence. This is the melanistic leopard black cat. This was captured on camera outside the main area. The excitement is over and there are many cats in the Sunderbans and this is indeed a new species. There are two photos that have been taken. This is the first time that such a kind of species has been discovered in this part of the world. This is a rare occasion for all the scientists of wildlife who have considered it a eureka moment in this  [...]
  • 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.  [...]
  • Siberian Tiger facts

    Posted in Wildlife A-Z | January 25, 2011
    Also known as Amur, a Siberian tiger refers to the giant carnivores that mostly tend to survive in the coldest regions of our planet. It is certainly the largest cat in the world, but is sadly today among the endangered animals. Currently, these superb tigers are seen typically in southeastern Russia, especially in Siberia; which says much about their origins. Although they were seen in plenty in Korea, Mongolia, as well as China; illegal poaching has reduced their numbers here. Across the world, it is now accepted that some 350 to 400 tigers only survive in the forests and other 500 in the zoos. In order to save them, efforts have been made due to which now they are heavily safeguarded in wild, but a majority of them are now in zoos. These  [...]