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Surveillance of wildlife for SARS-CoV-2 reservoirs may give key clues: Scientist

“This will require lots of fieldwork and sampling, as well as detailed molecular characterisation and testing, and also genome sequencing to better understand the transmission dynamics . This is an exciting field but poorly represented in India,” said Uma Ramakrishnan.
Nadia, a 4-year-old female Malayan tiger at the Bronx Zoo, was tested positive for coronavirus.(VIA REUTERS)
Nadia, a 4-year-old female Malayan tiger at the Bronx Zoo, was tested positive for coronavirus.(VIA REUTERS)
Updated on Apr 07, 2020 10:54 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Jayashree Nandi

Fact Check: Is this elephant walking through Dehradun street amid lockdown? Here’s the truth

The video is not captured during the recent ongoing nationwide lockdown.
The image shows the elephant wandering around.(Screengrab)
The image shows the elephant wandering around.(Screengrab)
Updated on Apr 04, 2020 02:27 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Trisha Sengupta

Wild animals wander around lockdown cities across the world. Watch

Amused – and somewhat enthralled - social media users are duly documenting the animals frolicking through the deserted cities.
The collage shows wild animals roaming around.(Twitter/@susantananda3)
The collage shows wild animals roaming around.(Twitter/@susantananda3)
Updated on Mar 28, 2020 08:41 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Trisha Sengupta

Coronavirus curfew in Chandigarh: In absence of humans, wildlife reclaims city spaces

A 38-second long video shot and shared by a resident shows how the pair stops momentarily before leaping towards Sector 9.
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Published on Mar 27, 2020 01:24 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By Rachna Verma, Chandigarh

Alarming loss of habitat makes it difficult for wildlife to adapt

The reason for such alarming habitat loss is because international conservation policies have neglected considering niche habitats of species when setting targets for the expansion of protected areas, the study pointed out.
In this Sunday, March 15, 2020 file photo, a lioness feeds her cubs at the Gir National Park and Wildlife Sanctuary, also known as Sasan Gir in Gujarat, India. The Gir forests are the only natural habitat of the Asiatic Lions in Western India. (AP Photo/Ajit Solanki)(AP)
In this Sunday, March 15, 2020 file photo, a lioness feeds her cubs at the Gir National Park and Wildlife Sanctuary, also known as Sasan Gir in Gujarat, India. The Gir forests are the only natural habitat of the Asiatic Lions in Western India. (AP Photo/Ajit Solanki)(AP)
Updated on Mar 26, 2020 08:12 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Jayashree Nandi

Baby owl’s reaction to thunderstorm is making netizens wanna cuddle it

The clip posted on Twitter shows a baby owl inside an enclosed place.
The image shows the scared owl.(Twitter/@NatureIsLit)
The image shows the scared owl.(Twitter/@NatureIsLit)
Updated on Mar 19, 2020 03:16 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Srimoyee Chowdhury

‘He protecc, he also bring wildlife bacc’: Meet Sarge, the dog who loves rescuing orphaned animals

The sweet story of Sarge came to light after a Twitter user shared his images.
The image shows Sage with one of his rescue.(Twitter/@WeRateDogs)
The image shows Sage with one of his rescue.(Twitter/@WeRateDogs)
Updated on Mar 19, 2020 01:20 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Srimoyee Chowdhury

Brave mother squirrel battles deadly cobra to protect her babies. Watch intense standoff video

The onlookers were amazed at the bravery and speed of the squirrel.
Image shows the squirrel and snake in front of each other.(YouTube/ Kruger Sightings)
Image shows the squirrel and snake in front of each other.(YouTube/ Kruger Sightings)
Published on Mar 11, 2020 05:36 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Trisha Sengupta

Flamingoes perform mating dance to impress female bird, ‘swayamvar’ say people

A video shared IFS officer Sudha Ramen on Twitter details the mating dance by a group of flamingoes.
The image shows a group of flamingoes performing mating dance.(Twitter/@SudhaRamenIFS)
The image shows a group of flamingoes performing mating dance.(Twitter/@SudhaRamenIFS)
Updated on Mar 07, 2020 01:05 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Trisha Sengupta

Rare fish with alligator like features found in pond. It’s intriguing and fascinating

Radnor Township Police Department took to Twitter and Facebook to share images of the prehistoric-looking fish.
The fish has now became a topic of online chatter.(Facebook/Radnor Township Police Department)
The fish has now became a topic of online chatter.(Facebook/Radnor Township Police Department)
Updated on Mar 06, 2020 01:17 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Trisha Sengupta

Rare and threatened rusty-spotted cat seen after 10 years in Uttar Pradesh

The rusty-spotted cat is known to be the smallest member of the cat family.
Image shows a rusty-spotted cat that was spotted in Pilibhit Tiger Reserve.(Ht File Photo)
Image shows a rusty-spotted cat that was spotted in Pilibhit Tiger Reserve.(Ht File Photo)
Updated on Mar 04, 2020 07:30 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Bareilly | By M Tariq Khan

Wildlife ravaged by Australia bushfires could take decades to recover

Unprecedented temperatures across the continent have made this season’s fires particularly deadly, killing at least 20 people and bringing apocalyptic scenes to an area roughly twice the size of Belgium.
Christmas decorations are seen nearby a destroyed house in Cobargo, as bushfires continue in New South Wales, Australia January 5, 2020.(REUTERS)
Christmas decorations are seen nearby a destroyed house in Cobargo, as bushfires continue in New South Wales, Australia January 5, 2020.(REUTERS)
Updated on Jan 05, 2020 07:11 PM IST
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Sydney | By Agence France-Presse

Review: Nature Conservation in the New Economy: People, Wildlife and the Law in IndiaEdited by Ghazala Shahabuddin and K Sivaramakrishnan

The nine case studies in this book range from the forests of the Western Ghats to the western Himalayas and take in forests and wetlands to look at the challenges facing conservation today
Nature strikes back: Floods in Dadar TT circle in Mumbai on September 4, 2019.(Pratik Chorge/HT Photo)
Nature strikes back: Floods in Dadar TT circle in Mumbai on September 4, 2019.(Pratik Chorge/HT Photo)
Published on Dec 14, 2019 12:32 PM IST
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Hindustan Times | By Harini Nagendra

Sumatran rhino is extinct in Malaysia as lone survivor dies

Iman, who reportedly was 25 years old, was suffering significant pain from growing pressure of the tumors to her bladder.
In this Aug. 18, 2019, photo, Sabah Deputy Chief Minister Christina Liew, left, looks at rhino “Iman” in cage in eastern Sabah state . The Sumatran rhinoceros has become extinct in Malaysia, after the last of the species in the country succumbed to cancer. The Wildlife Department in eastern Sabah state on Borneo island says the rhino died of natural causes Saturday, Nov. 24, due to shock in her system.(AP)
In this Aug. 18, 2019, photo, Sabah Deputy Chief Minister Christina Liew, left, looks at rhino “Iman” in cage in eastern Sabah state . The Sumatran rhinoceros has become extinct in Malaysia, after the last of the species in the country succumbed to cancer. The Wildlife Department in eastern Sabah state on Borneo island says the rhino died of natural causes Saturday, Nov. 24, due to shock in her system.(AP)
Updated on Nov 25, 2019 05:40 AM IST
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Kuala Lumpur | By Associated Press

Alarm bells after 11 tiger deaths in Madhya Pradesh this year

The deaths have alarmed officials as Madhya Pradesh this year reemerged as the state with the highest number of tigers in the country after eight years.
A forest department official, said that at least 11 tigers and tigresses were poached, electrocuted or poisoned in 2019. Image used for representation(Himanshu Sharma/HT photo)
A forest department official, said that at least 11 tigers and tigresses were poached, electrocuted or poisoned in 2019. Image used for representation(Himanshu Sharma/HT photo)
Published on Nov 05, 2019 05:08 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Bhopal | By Ranjan

Assam tea estate keeps elephants at bay with life size models of giraffes

A a herd of 50-60 elephants heading for the tea estate changed its path when they saw a life size dummy giraffe.
The life size giraffe models act as a psychological barier for the elephants.(HT photo/R Phukan)
The life size giraffe models act as a psychological barier for the elephants.(HT photo/R Phukan)
Updated on Oct 31, 2019 09:23 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Guwahati | By Sadiq Naqvi

Schoolgirl wrestles crocodile, gouges its eyes to save friend in Zimbabwe

According to reports, a 9-year-old girl, Latoya Muwani, was attacked by a crocodile while swimming with her friends in Sinderela village.
It was later reported that the victim was doing well and would soon be discharged. Image used for representation(Getty Images)
It was later reported that the victim was doing well and would soon be discharged. Image used for representation(Getty Images)
Updated on Oct 30, 2019 11:04 AM IST
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Harare | By Indo Asian News Service

Deer crashes through window of hair salon in New York

The buck’s surprise visit to the salon in Lake Ronkonkoma was captured by the salon’s security camera and widely shared on social media.
Police said one client suffered leg and head pain and was being treated at a hospital after the incident.(HT Photo/ Pramod Thakur (Representative Photo))
Police said one client suffered leg and head pain and was being treated at a hospital after the incident.(HT Photo/ Pramod Thakur (Representative Photo))
Updated on Oct 07, 2019 11:57 AM IST
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Lake Ronkonkoma, New York | By Associated Press

9-ft-long python gobbles up cat in Gujarat village, rescued

The python ventured into the backyard of a house located in Vejalpur village on Tuesday. It chanced upon a cat there and tried to swallow it, forest guard Vijay Parmar said.
The reptile was rescued by a forest guard with the help a local NGO.(HT Representative image)
The reptile was rescued by a forest guard with the help a local NGO.(HT Representative image)
Updated on Oct 02, 2019 05:02 PM IST
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Vadodra | By Press Trust of India

Dark coloured giraffes less social than light coloured ones

Male giraffes’ colour may function in a similar way to the lion’s mane, as lions with dark manes are usually dominant and are preferred by females.
Male giraffes’ colour may function in a similar way to the lion’s mane, as lions with dark manes are usually dominant and are preferred by females.(Unsplash)
Male giraffes’ colour may function in a similar way to the lion’s mane, as lions with dark manes are usually dominant and are preferred by females.(Unsplash)
Updated on Sep 29, 2019 11:49 AM IST
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Washington DC [USA] | By Asian News International

Do’s and don’ts while planning your next wildlife safari trip

While research plays an important part in increasing the likelihood of sightings, having an expert tracker increases the likelihood even further.
It’s also important to research the reserve or sanctuary being visited because no two sanctuaries are the same.(Unsplash)
It’s also important to research the reserve or sanctuary being visited because no two sanctuaries are the same.(Unsplash)
Updated on Sep 20, 2019 11:40 AM IST
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New Delhi | By Indo Asian News Service

Longest flyover to protect wildlife at Kaziranga planned

At 35km in length, the flyover will have three segments, the first segment will be around 18km. It will be the longest in India — more than the length of the PVNR Express Highway in Hyderabad, which is 11.6km long.
The minister said the work on DPR is expected to be over within the next two months. Once that is done, the tender process would begin and work on the project is expected to start from the next year.(HT image)
The minister said the work on DPR is expected to be over within the next two months. Once that is done, the tender process would begin and work on the project is expected to start from the next year.(HT image)
Updated on Sep 08, 2019 11:58 PM IST
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GUWAHATI | By Utpal Parashar

Ken Betwa project could hit wildlife: Report

On last count, there were 526 tigers in Madhya Pradesh, highest in the country, and Panna Tiger Reserve in the state has around 30 tigers.
A report by the Supreme Court-appointed Central Empowered Committee (CEC) has observed that the first phase of the Ken Betwa River linking project could threaten Panna Tiger Reserve’s status as a source area for tigers, or an area with high density of the big cats.(HT file photo)
A report by the Supreme Court-appointed Central Empowered Committee (CEC) has observed that the first phase of the Ken Betwa River linking project could threaten Panna Tiger Reserve’s status as a source area for tigers, or an area with high density of the big cats.(HT file photo)
Updated on Sep 08, 2019 10:51 AM IST
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New Delhi | By Jayashree Nandi

‘Special interest in wildlife’ enough to get into Madhya Pradesh board

Ajay Dubey, an Right to Information activist, and a senior journalist working for wildlife conservation have raised questions over their selection.
The state government had issued an order on August 3 reconstituting the 30-member board mandated to clear projects in animal zones for three years.(HT image)
The state government had issued an order on August 3 reconstituting the 30-member board mandated to clear projects in animal zones for three years.(HT image)
Updated on Aug 08, 2019 03:28 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Bhopal | By Ranjan

Alligator fights python in a scary battle. See terrifying video

Wilson, while visiting the national park, came across an 11-foot-long American alligator.
The incident was captured by Ewan Wilson.(Screengrab)
The incident was captured by Ewan Wilson.(Screengrab)
Updated on Jun 04, 2020 02:00 AM IST
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By Trisha Sengupta

Goose stuck in pizza driver’s car grille freed

Driver Ryan Harrington saw a goose waddling across the road in Burlington on Saturday. He slammed his brakes, but heard a thud and knew he struck the bird.
Rescue officials and volunteers working to free a goose stuck in the grille of a car.(AP File Photo)
Rescue officials and volunteers working to free a goose stuck in the grille of a car.(AP File Photo)
Updated on Jul 23, 2019 12:33 PM IST
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Burlington | By Associated Press

Big cats of Instagram: A glimpse into Pakistani elite’s love of exotic wildlife

Pakistani laws make it easy to import exotic animals, but once inside the country regulation is almost non-existent.
Bilal Mansoor Khawaja, a private zoo owner, sits with his white lion in Karachi.(AFP)
Bilal Mansoor Khawaja, a private zoo owner, sits with his white lion in Karachi.(AFP)
Updated on Jul 02, 2019 07:28 PM IST
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Agence France-Presse | By Agence France-Presse

Rs. 1.3 cr released to conserve wildlife on Global City land; activists say not enough

An official of the district forest department, requesting anonymity, confirmed that the fund has been allocated to implement a conservation plan for the Global City project, which will be a part of the proposed Delhi-Mumbai Industrial Corridor (DMIC).
Many officials of the wildlife and forest department in Gurugram district, however, said they are not authorised to divulge information about the project.(Parveen Kumar/Hindustan Times)
Many officials of the wildlife and forest department in Gurugram district, however, said they are not authorised to divulge information about the project.(Parveen Kumar/Hindustan Times)
Published on Jun 08, 2019 01:39 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Gurugram | By Prayag Arora Desai

Safeguarding wildlife: Mumbai group plants 3.9 mn trees across India

With an average survival rate of 85% for their plantations, the group calculated that they reduce carbon emissions by 78.25 million kg every year.
A city-based environmental organisation has carried out 3.9 million tree plantations over the past 10 years in its attempt to safeguard and restore wildlife habitats, and provide forest-based resources to local communities in India.
A city-based environmental organisation has carried out 3.9 million tree plantations over the past 10 years in its attempt to safeguard and restore wildlife habitats, and provide forest-based resources to local communities in India.
Updated on Jun 15, 2019 07:03 AM IST
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Mumbai | By HT Correspondent

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
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