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The Rusty spotted cat (Prionailurusrubiginosus), one of the smallest of the feline family, is found only in India, Sri Lanka and the terai region of Nepal. It is listed as Near Threatened in the IUCN Red list. A growing population, expanding

A majestic bird of prey belonging to the Accipitridae family, the Crested Serpent Eagle(Spilornis cheela) is a raptor found frequently in Asia. What happens when you interrupt this fierce bird while it attempts to hunt for prey?   It was perhaps one

Have you spotted a tarantula? Do not get panicked, they are more scared of us due to the danger we and our brooms pose them! It was the 24th of March, 2019  around afternoon. I received a call from a

Anticipation is a wonderful feeling, especially if you have waited for the moment almost all your life. The cherished desire to capture in frame a family of Sarus cranes bears fruit in Keoladeo National Park for our avifauna enthusiast. When I

Flowers and crops around the world have an equal right to brag, be it for nutrition or beautific value.   Pearl millet (Pennisetum glaucum) (Location of Photograph: Banda University of Agriculture and Technology, Banda, U.P.) Picture courtesy: Dr. Pankaj Kumar Ojha, Assistant Professor, BUAT,

Musings of a wild kind - in rhyme! Here is the next edition of limerics by the self-proclaimed "Half-mad Know-mad"   Butterflies puddling at Sipna Mud n salt, nothing beats the chakhna The lizard Calotis Not letting this amiss Pounce, bounce - Oops! It broke its

Researchers from IIT Delhi, along with their counterparts from San Jose State University, USA, have developed a new anti-venom which is being regarded as the miracle drug in the cure of snakebites. The current record of snakebite mortality is 90

Dopplegangers of the wild! Reptilians belonging to two different continents have adapted to similarities in bio-geographical conditions with striking results. In 2011, my usual routine at home in Chennai would involve mornings spent working on my PhD thesis. After five years