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Revisiting the butterflies of Matheran after 125 years Scientists from the Bombay Natural History Society and Somaiya Vidya Vihar University have published a research paper on the forgotten butterflies of Matheran in the community peer-reviewed ‘Biodiversity Data Journal’. The research paper titled 'Finding the forgotten

Ever heard of whale sharks begging for food and playing like adorable puppies? Here is a small anecdote from Cenderawasih Bay in Papua, Indonesia involving playful whale shark and human interaction. Can a 15-meter whale shark ask for food from a

Fossil of elephant calf jaw was discovered from the Siwalik Ranges of Badshahibagh, U. P. A Fossil of jaws of young Elephant calf was discovered in the Badshahibagh area of Shiwalik FD for the first time ever, during field inspection of

Located on the far coast in the North Sulawesi province of Indonesia, the city of Manado has a lot more to offer than what meets the eye and all it takes to discover its beauty is a dive in its

Here is a recap of the best of the best from the year gone by. 2019, while having its ups and downs,  has been a wonderful journey for us, and we invite you to glance again with fondness for the

Continuing our coverage of State Trees and Flowers across the country, we bring you the flagship flora of Bihar. In our next installment on the series of flora, come discover the flagship trees and flowers of the state of Bihar –

The art of tracking your prey, lulling them to a placid state by enacting a false sense of solidarity, and then finally springing the trap – all are the traits of a master assassin, as seen with  a jumping spider

Often considered the eighth continent of our planet, canopies across the world harbour more than 30% of the Earth’s living fauna, and yet remain one of the least studied areas till date, especially in India. In this special feature, two

Each year, millions of birds make arduous journeys spanning thousands of kilometres—from the locations where they breed and raise their young to areas where they spend the harsher seasons. India alone plays host to an estimated hundred species of migratory

Much to everyone’s relief, the monsoon winds have finally found their way to India’s west coast; and alongside us, the wild landscapes in this part of the country are preparing to welcome the rains. We explore the many alterations that