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Delhi-NCR residents huddle to lend warmth to stray animals this winter

Some denizens have taken it upon themselves to ensure that the furry friends on streets don’t feel the winter pinch, and are arranging food, sweaters and beds for them.
Strays find it difficult to bear the winter chill in Delhi, and this has encouraged some denizens to make and distribute temporary shelters for the voiceless.(Photo: Sushil Kumar/HT (Photo for representational purposes only))
Strays find it difficult to bear the winter chill in Delhi, and this has encouraged some denizens to make and distribute temporary shelters for the voiceless.(Photo: Sushil Kumar/HT (Photo for representational purposes only))
Updated on Nov 25, 2020 01:15 PM IST
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Hindustan Times | By Mallika Bhagat, New Delhi

Delhi school events: Conclave on endangered animals at DHS Rohini

To mark the event, students participated in a mask-making activity to showcase endangered animals and the impact of their extinction on biodiversity.
Students created masks of endangered animals like tiger during the event.(HT)
Students created masks of endangered animals like tiger during the event.(HT)
Updated on Oct 05, 2020 06:06 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent

World Animal Day: Dia Mirza, Vivek Oberoi, Kunal Kemmu and other celebs urge to not forget about animals amid pandemic

On World Animal Day, we got a few celebrities to share their views on how the pandemic affected animals as much as they did humans and what is the way forward from here on.
Actors Dia Mirza and Kunal Kemmu talk about taking care of animals amid pandemic.
Actors Dia Mirza and Kunal Kemmu talk about taking care of animals amid pandemic.
Updated on Oct 04, 2020 11:17 AM IST
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Hindustan Times | By Juhi Chakraborty

Long-lasting toxicity for humans, animals and birds at Baghjan oil spill region: Wildlife Institute

WII has said that the highest concentration of polyaromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs), a toxic compound, in fish samples from Maguri Motapung wetland, which is located near the blowout site, was found to be 10-to 100-fold higher than any concentrations reported from India or other parts of the world.
The burnt-out area is mapped as 65-70 hectares, which include crop fields, grasslands, and swamps.(ANI)
The burnt-out area is mapped as 65-70 hectares, which include crop fields, grasslands, and swamps.(ANI)
Updated on Jul 31, 2020 06:06 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Jayashree Nandi

SC notice on use of loud sounds to scare animals

The petition filed on June 11 in light of the death of a pregnant elephant in Kerala on May 27 after she ate a pineapple filled with firecrackers, also sought guidelines for the tracking of elephants in order to save them from cruelty and extinction.
A bench headed by Chief Justice of India, SA Bobde issued a notice to the central government and 13 states which have more than 50 elephants in the wild.
A bench headed by Chief Justice of India, SA Bobde issued a notice to the central government and 13 states which have more than 50 elephants in the wild.
Published on Jul 11, 2020 04:13 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Murali Krishnan, New Delhi

Show some love to birds, stray animals, give them food, water, urge celebs in this pandemic

Actors Esha Gupta, Jaya Bhattacharya, Sambhavna Seth, Daisy Shah, Sonnalli Seygall, singers Mohit Chauhan, rapper Raftaar, among others have been doing their bit for strays for the past few months.
Actor Sonnalli Seygall have been feeding strays in her locality.(Instagram/sonnalliseygall)
Actor Sonnalli Seygall have been feeding strays in her locality.(Instagram/sonnalliseygall)
Published on Jun 21, 2020 04:41 PM IST
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Hindustan Times | By Shreya Mukherjee, New Delhi

Human-animal conflict should be addressed as an emergency

Human-animal conflict should be addressed as an emergency. In the first instance, habitat conservation, even commons, is the most essential means of reducing torment to wildlife.
People will continue to kill them, but science must help find other ways to prevent their presence, or worse case, work with farmers to cull them for a specific period.(praful Gangurde)
People will continue to kill them, but science must help find other ways to prevent their presence, or worse case, work with farmers to cull them for a specific period.(praful Gangurde)
Updated on Jun 08, 2020 05:24 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Bharati Chaturvedi, New Delhi

Jaya Bhattacharya turns good Samaritan amid Covid-19 crisis: If you can’t care about animals, do you think you can take care of humans?

The actor says she is chronicling the work on social media for everyone to know that their contribution is reaching the right people
Actor Jaya Bhattacharya is keeping pretty busy with relief work in this situation
Actor Jaya Bhattacharya is keeping pretty busy with relief work in this situation
Updated on May 02, 2020 03:41 PM IST
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Hindustan Times | By Shreya Mukherjee

‘WHO says animals can’t transmit COVID-19’: Maneka Gandhi posts on abandonment of pets

Maneka Gandhi’s post shared addresses the rumour that pets can transmit coronavirus.
Image shows a cat and a dog snuggling together (representational image).(Pixabay)
Image shows a cat and a dog snuggling together (representational image).(Pixabay)
Updated on Mar 20, 2020 11:36 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Srimoyee Chowdhury

Scientists discover animal that can live without oxygen

The tiny, less than 10-celled parasite Henneguya salminicola lives in salmon muscle, according to the finding published on Tuesday in the journal PNAS.
Scientists have discovered an animal that does not need oxygen to produce energy needed for its survival (Representative Image)(REUTERS)
Scientists have discovered an animal that does not need oxygen to produce energy needed for its survival (Representative Image)(REUTERS)
Updated on Feb 27, 2020 06:16 AM IST
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Jerusalem | By Press Trust of India

‘Is a beautiful person, still can’t say was’: Kin of vet raped, killed in Hyderabad

The uncle said that in their community, when an unmarried girl dies, she is symbolically married to a tree before being cremated. “However we couldn’t even follow those rituals. All I can do is pray for her soul.”
It was the Hyderabad woman’s love for animals that drove her to become a veterinary doctor, though her rank in the medical entrance test made her eligible to study medicine, her uncle said.(Reuters Photo)
It was the Hyderabad woman’s love for animals that drove her to become a veterinary doctor, though her rank in the medical entrance test made her eligible to study medicine, her uncle said.(Reuters Photo)
Updated on Dec 01, 2019 09:36 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Hyderabad | By Venkatesha Babu

‘Otterly adorable’?: Demand for cute selfies with animals puts them at risk

Popular Instagrammers posting selfies with their pet otter may simply be seeking to warm the hearts of the followers, but the trend is posing an existential threat to the silky mammal.
Otters are a part of multi-billion-dollar exotic pet trade (representational image).(Unsplash)
Otters are a part of multi-billion-dollar exotic pet trade (representational image).(Unsplash)
Published on Aug 22, 2019 02:30 PM IST
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Geneva | By Agence France-Presse

Love to work with animals? It may up depression risk

Veterinarians in particular are at high risk for death by suicide, according to a study from the Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association.
While veterinarians who are dealing with mental health issues may exhibit symptoms common to all populations, such as sadness that interferes with daily activities or changes in appetite.(Unsplash)
While veterinarians who are dealing with mental health issues may exhibit symptoms common to all populations, such as sadness that interferes with daily activities or changes in appetite.(Unsplash)
Updated on Aug 13, 2019 02:02 PM IST
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Indo Asian News Service | By Indo Asian News Service, New York

Leopard creates scare in Rajasthan,Udaipur, forest department seeks ‘man-eater’ tag for animal

The leopard has killed two people and attacked several others,which includes a 15-year-old boy in Chanwda village.
Leopard creates scare in Rajasthan.(Reprentational image)
Leopard creates scare in Rajasthan.(Reprentational image)
Updated on Aug 08, 2019 01:05 PM IST
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Mysterious all-white animal spotted at Maine museum is finally identified. Can you recognise it?

Seashore Trolley Museum took to Facebook to ask people’s help in identifying the all-white creature.
The animal resembles a white throw pillow or perhaps a toupee.(Facebook/@neerhs)
The animal resembles a white throw pillow or perhaps a toupee.(Facebook/@neerhs)
Updated on Jul 19, 2019 11:27 AM IST
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Kennebunkport | By HT Correspondent

‘He loved his animals’: Missing Texas man eaten by his 18 dogs

Medical examiners said Tuesday that DNA testing determined that pieces of bone recovered from the dogs’ feces were those of 57-year-old Freddie Mack, according to the Johnson County Sheriff’s Office.
This May 20, 2019 photo provided by the Johnson County Sheriff's Office shows a medical examiners truck on the property of Freddie Mack's home in Venus, Texas. Authorities said Tuesday, July 9 thatthe 57-year-old Mack, who had been missing for months, was eaten, bones and all, by his dogs. Johnson County Sheriff Adam King says Mack had serious health problems and it's unclear whether his 18 dogs killed him or consumed his body after he died from a medical condition. A relative reported Mack missing in May.(AP)
This May 20, 2019 photo provided by the Johnson County Sheriff's Office shows a medical examiners truck on the property of Freddie Mack's home in Venus, Texas. Authorities said Tuesday, July 9 thatthe 57-year-old Mack, who had been missing for months, was eaten, bones and all, by his dogs. Johnson County Sheriff Adam King says Mack had serious health problems and it's unclear whether his 18 dogs killed him or consumed his body after he died from a medical condition. A relative reported Mack missing in May.(AP)
Updated on Jul 11, 2019 11:50 AM IST
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Dallas | By Associated Press

Keep animals on campus, lose varsity house: Lucknow University

In an order issued by the university’s social works department head Gurnam Singh on May 30, 2019, the staff was warned that those guilty of keeping animals in their residence will lose their campus accommodation.
The Lucknow University (LU) has prohibited its teaching and non-teaching staff residing on the campus from keeping animals.(Subhankar Chakraborty/HT PHOTO)
The Lucknow University (LU) has prohibited its teaching and non-teaching staff residing on the campus from keeping animals.(Subhankar Chakraborty/HT PHOTO)
Updated on Jun 11, 2019 02:35 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Lucknow | By Rajeev Mullick

Islands of animal, plant life in a concrete jungle in Aravalli Biodiversity Park

A cave in the pit was buzzing with a community of fruit bats, with some of the deadliest snakes such as the cobra visiting it to prey upon the unsuspecting chiropteran.
In 2016, birders had spotted the Indian Pitta in the park almost after a gap of 70 years. A year earlier, the pied hornbill was spotted in the park after 40 years.(HT Photo)
In 2016, birders had spotted the Indian Pitta in the park almost after a gap of 70 years. A year earlier, the pied hornbill was spotted in the park after 40 years.(HT Photo)
Updated on Jun 05, 2019 06:32 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Joydeep Thakur and Vatsala Shrangi

Man held, minor detained for performing stunts with animals

The duo has been booked under relevant sections of the Wildlife Protection Act, 1972.
The Kalyan forest department arrested an 18-year-old and detained a 17-year-old on Wednesday for allegedly catching snakes, scorpions and chameleons illegally, and uploading pictures and videos on social media that showed them holding the animals and even kissing them.
The Kalyan forest department arrested an 18-year-old and detained a 17-year-old on Wednesday for allegedly catching snakes, scorpions and chameleons illegally, and uploading pictures and videos on social media that showed them holding the animals and even kissing them.
Published on May 23, 2019 02:18 AM IST
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Mumbai | By Sajana Nambiar

Wildlife dept team to fill water pits for animals in Aravallis

A special three-member team was formed on Monday to inspect the condition of water pits for animals. The department had identified a total of 35 water pits for animals last year.
Forest department officials said that this was also being done to keep wildlife away from human habitations skirting the Aravallis.(HT Photo)
Forest department officials said that this was also being done to keep wildlife away from human habitations skirting the Aravallis.(HT Photo)
Published on May 14, 2019 02:48 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Gurugram | By Leena Dhankhar

Gujarat man got bitten by snake, he retaliated by biting it back

He was rushed to a hospital in Lunawada town and then shifted to a bigger medical facility in Godhra but succumbed later in the day from the venom injected into him by the snake.
The incident happened on Saturday afternoon in Ajanwa village in Santrampur tehsil.(Unsplash/@mohan_moolepetlu)
The incident happened on Saturday afternoon in Ajanwa village in Santrampur tehsil.(Unsplash/@mohan_moolepetlu)
Published on May 07, 2019 06:01 PM IST
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Vadodara | By Press Trust of India

Orphaned bear cubs Bradley and Cooper train to survive in the wild

The cubs were found by a local in the village of Kozani about an hour away, and because they were kept in a sheep pen for a week, it was too late to reunite them with their mother.
Once winter arrives, bears hibernate in the sanctuary and are moved into the forest before awaking.(Twitter/@24Serviceworld)
Once winter arrives, bears hibernate in the sanctuary and are moved into the forest before awaking.(Twitter/@24Serviceworld)
Updated on May 07, 2019 04:54 PM IST
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Nymfaio | By Reuters

Who’s a Good Boy? Wolves, not dogs, apparently

Researchers trained the animals to use their snouts to press a “giving” symbol on a screen that delivered food to an adjacent enclosure, where a fellow animal may or may not be present.
Dogs, on the other hand, showed no particular inclination to feed other dogs (representational image).(Unsplash/@baptiststandaert)
Dogs, on the other hand, showed no particular inclination to feed other dogs (representational image).(Unsplash/@baptiststandaert)
Updated on May 03, 2019 02:25 PM IST
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Washington | By Agence France-Presse

Chimpanzee scrolls through Instagram like it’s no big deal. Video is viral

The video starts with the chimpanzee watching a video. With its eyes glued to the screen, the chimp also swipes back to find other videos and images.
Unsurprisingly, the post obtained over 1,500,000 views on Instagram since April 22.(Instagram/@therealtarzann)
Unsurprisingly, the post obtained over 1,500,000 views on Instagram since April 22.(Instagram/@therealtarzann)
Updated on Apr 26, 2019 05:12 PM IST
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By Trisha Sengupta

Cases involving stray animals, bird hit rise over five years

Indian airports have recorded a steady increase in number of bird hits and aircraft run-ins with stray animals over at least the past five years, according to official data.
Such incidents cause considerable losses to the airline industry besides posing a threat to passenger safety, experts say.(PTI/ Representative Image)
Such incidents cause considerable losses to the airline industry besides posing a threat to passenger safety, experts say.(PTI/ Representative Image)
Updated on Apr 22, 2019 07:16 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Faizan Haidar

After tigress Avni’s death, Maharashtra to stop hiring hunters to kill animals

A resolution to this effect was passed by the board of 20 members, chaired by BJP MP Poonam Mahajan, during its meeting last month after advocate and member Ambika Hiranandani raised the issue.
Two months after tigress T-1, better known as Avni, was put down in Maharashtra by hired hunters on suspicions of having turned into a man-eater, the state animal welfare board has decided contract killing of ‘problematic’ animals will no longer be given to recreational or trophy hunters.(Vipin Kumar /HT PHOTO)
Two months after tigress T-1, better known as Avni, was put down in Maharashtra by hired hunters on suspicions of having turned into a man-eater, the state animal welfare board has decided contract killing of ‘problematic’ animals will no longer be given to recreational or trophy hunters.(Vipin Kumar /HT PHOTO)
Updated on Jan 12, 2019 07:47 AM IST
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Mumbai | By Badri Chatterjee

After tigress Avni’s death, Maharashtra to stop hiring hunters to kill ‘problematic’ animals

A resolution to this effect was passed by the state animal welfare board, chaired by BJP MP Poonam Mahajan, during its meeting last month
One of India's most high-profile tiger hunts in decades ended November 2, 2018, when the mother of two 10-month old cubs — known to hunters as T1 but Avni to wildlife lovers — was shot dead in the jungles of Maharashtra, after being suspected of becoming a man-eater.(AFP)
One of India's most high-profile tiger hunts in decades ended November 2, 2018, when the mother of two 10-month old cubs — known to hunters as T1 but Avni to wildlife lovers — was shot dead in the jungles of Maharashtra, after being suspected of becoming a man-eater.(AFP)
Updated on Jan 12, 2019 12:42 AM IST
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Hindustan Times | By Badri Chatterjee, Mumbai

With local knowledge and wildlife experts, we can save a lot of animals: Randeep Hooda

A known animal lover, actor Randeep Hooda often writes to the government about wildlife conservation while planning public infrastructure.
Published on Jan 02, 2019 02:37 PM IST
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Hindustan Times | By Ruchika Garg, New Delhi

Pilbhit Tiger Reserve officials rooting ban on manjha to protect birds, animals

PTR officials had recorded 246 injuries in birds and 112 injuries in small animals, including wild rodents, caused by synthetic manjha in 2016. Most of these birds and animals succumbed to the injuries.
The injuries to small animals are mostly caused by manjha string which falls inside the reserve area. Such strings, officials have alleged in the letter, can also harm big animals of the forest, including tigers and leopards.(File)
The injuries to small animals are mostly caused by manjha string which falls inside the reserve area. Such strings, officials have alleged in the letter, can also harm big animals of the forest, including tigers and leopards.(File)
Published on Dec 28, 2018 10:57 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Lucknow | By HT Correspondent

Preying on mongoose: Every year, 50,000 animals are killed for making brushes

While poaching of elephants, one-horned rhinos and pangolins, as well as the death of tigers have traditionally elicited strong reactions, the killing of thousands of mongoose has largely gone unnoticed.
Mongoose are widely found in India, in the countryside, on farm land and in forest areas.(HT Photo)
Mongoose are widely found in India, in the countryside, on farm land and in forest areas.(HT Photo)
Updated on Dec 24, 2018 09:33 AM IST
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