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Kuno cheetahs offer hope for conservation

The cheetah exercise has been successful, raising hope for such active ventures in the future

One of the eight cheetahs brought from Namibia in Kuno National Park in Sheopur on Sunday. (ANI)
Published on Sep 15, 2023 10:05 PM IST

Elephant dies after getting stuck in swampy land in U.P.’s Bijnor

Joint teams of forest department and the Wildlife Institute of India (WII) made relentless efforts for over 20 hours but could not save the 60-year-old wild tusker

A medical team administered drip and injections to the elephant. However, the tusker died around 8am, said officials. (Sourced)
Updated on Jul 21, 2023 09:47 PM IST
By, Meerut

Blackbuck count at Abohar sanctuary in Punjab going down, reveals wildlife census

In a report submitted to the Punjab Forest and Wildlife Department recently, WII has stated that the blackbucks ‘are on the verge of extinction in Punjab’ as they were spotted at only up to 12 spots in the sanctuary in two population estimation exercises since December 2021

Experts of the central institute attribute the serious threat to the wildlife in this semi-arid region to the fast depletion of grassland and farming which has led to the destruction of their mating environs, livestock overgrazing and rampant predation by feral dogs. (HT File)
Updated on Jun 24, 2023 01:04 AM IST
ByVishal Joshi, Bathinda

Another Bustard chick hatched from eggs of artificially reared couple in Jaisalmer

According to forest officials, Jaisalmer’s GIB breeding centre had collected 30 eggs from the wild of which six were damaged, 24 chicks were successfully hatched from the eggs and two of them died. At present, there are 22 artificial GIBs

The second captive breed chick successfully hatched on April 27 at Sam breeding centre (HT Photo)
Updated on Apr 29, 2023 05:03 PM IST
ByMukesh Mathrani

As time, as flowers go by

The British Library holds an album of 68 Mughal flower studies, compiled by Prince Dara Shikoh in 1641-42, which reveals how the Mughal court artists emulated western botanical and zoological studies. The album was presented to his wife, Nadira Banu Begum, whom he married in 1633. The delicate execution of the paintings has led to the album being regarded as a ?treasure? among the library's vast collections.

Black-crowned night heron with a lily & a study of six flowers from the Dara Shikoh album. (Photos: British Library)
Updated on Apr 09, 2023 01:57 AM IST
ByVikram Jit Singh
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