Animals

Indian Lions Might Help Bring Back Extinct Barbary Lions To Africa

April 4, 2014 / No Comments

We humans are more adept at driving various species to extinction than in bringing them back from the brink. So, imagine our surprise when we heard that the Barbary Lion, already extinct in wild (and probably even in captivity), might once again majestically roam the North African plains. But Dr Ross Barnett of Copenhagen University is the one who believes that this ...

21 Endangered Himalayan Griffon Vultures Dead In Uttarakhand, Banned Painkiller Suspected

March 29, 2014 / No Comments

The sudden and mysterious death of 21 Himalayan Griffon vultures in a village in Haldwani has come off has quite a shocker to the Uttarakhand wildlife department and many other animal activists groups in India. Himalayan Griffon vultures are known to be one of the rarest and endangered species of birds and have been spotted in the state after many years ...

Photos: Sachin Tendulkar Enjoys An Exciting Safari at Gir National Park In Gujarat!

March 27, 2014 / No Comments

When Sachin Tendulkar goes on a hunt, it is usually with a hand in the bat and the victims generally end up being the who’s who of world cricket. But that golden era came to an end late last year with the great man hanging up his boots. This time, the little master went on a safari of a different kind ...

Merck to Take Chimpanzees Out from Testing Labs

February 4, 2014 / No Comments

Merck has decided to tread a more humane path, when it comes to using animals as test subjects. The third largest pharmaceutical company in the world has resolved to put an end to using chimpanzees to test its products. The decision comes after realisation that “science has advanced” and that they don’t really need to do it anymore. The decision has ...

Indonesia to Boost Shrimp Farming with Eco-friendly Technology

January 31, 2014 / No Comments

The Central Sulawesi provincial administration in Indonesia is all set to champion a new, environmentally-friendly technique for the growth of shrimp farming production. A new technology, will help for the cultivation of the vannamei shrimps. The Supra Intensive Indonesia (SII) is soon going to replace the farming technique. SII was launched in October by Indonesia Aquaculture Community head Rokhmin Dahur  in ...

A Lab in China Clones 500 Pigs Every Year

January 21, 2014 / No Comments

Cloning is not big deal in China. In case you do not want to agree to that, read on. What we have here for you is the story of a facility that churns out 500 pig clones every year. he Shenzhen facility is a farm run by a company called BGI. What the folks over there do is implant around ...

Lions Face Extinction in West Africa

January 17, 2014 / No Comments

In what is being termed as a "most critical" situation in West Africa, lion populations have been found to be geographically left out from others, and are facing extinction. A new study has revealed that lions in Africa now occupy only 25% of their historical range. West African lions have disappeared from about percent of the range, with just about 400 ...

30 Nations Unite Against Illegal Ivory Poaching

December 17, 2013 / No Comments

To put an end to illegal ivory trade, 30 countries have come together for the African Elephant Summit for the first time. This illegal trade has been affecting the population of elephants in the continent. In 2012, according to reports, 22,000 elephants were killed. Researchers say that almost 20 percent would be killed in the coming decade, if things remain unchecked. In response ...

Endangered Species ‘Red List’ Updated

December 3, 2013 / No Comments

The “red list” for the threatened species has been updated by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN). The list looks like good news for certain species and bad for others. The Okapi or forest giraffe has some bad bad news on its way. The animal with stripes on its legs, like those of a zebra is found in Democratic ...

Scientists Kill World’s Oldest Animal to Find Out Its Age

November 18, 2013 / 1 Comment

Sometimes scientists can be sooooo stupid! No, I’m not going to rant about their inability to prove the relationship between Carbon Dioxide and either Global Warming or Global Cooling. I am not going to argue any scientific theorem or even show them how easy it is to trisect any angle. I am going to use common sense. Sometimes scientists get so ...