Cryptozoology: Let’s not pooh pooh it all

February 25, 2017 mammal 0

First of all, this earth is vast. Just look at the area occupied by the Pacific Ocean. It’s fully 30% of our planet. There are going to be several type of creatures lurking in the depths that we have no idea about. If the legend of the Kraken(Giant Squid) is anything […]

Wild Asses

Wild Asses of Gujarat

February 25, 2017 mammal 0

In Rann of Kutch, lives an ass. No, no, I am not out to insult the good people of Gujarat, there does indeed live a beautiful animal related to horses, in this rather tough habitat. There is limited grazing; massive salt marshes; and a rather tenuous supply of water.   […]

Cheetah

Five Beautiful Big Cats

February 13, 2017 mammal 0

  The Bengal Tiger has a territory of 70 miles or more and lives off deer and wild boar. Populations have shrunk to 2500 individuals across very fragmented populations in the Indian Subcontinents. The Lions of Masai Mara look like they are thriving but such local populations which come under […]

10 Extinct Cats in the last century.

February 10, 2017 mammal 0

Asiatic Cheetah (Extinct 2015)   This was never a very populous cat species. Said to have almost gone extinct about 10,000 years ago, and jumped back to a stable population; it suffered local extinction in India, Pakistan, Bangladesh and Afghanistan by the 1970’s due to hunting and destruction of habitat. Mughal […]

Humpback Breaching

That’s how whales tweet

February 9, 2017 mammal 0

We always wondered why Leviathans like these were so eager to jump out of the water. Breaching, it is called and has been long a thing of joy and wonder to many scientists. It also takes a lot of energy for such large beasts to jump out of water, which […]

The legendary Bhutanese Takin

February 8, 2017 mammal 0

Let’s slip out of science for bit and tell you how the legend of the Takin is narrated in Bhutan. They say that one day, the Divine Madman, a Wise and Crazy saint known as Lama Drukpa Kunley was asked to perform a miracle by the local villagers. He told […]

Megafauna of the Americas

February 5, 2017 mammal 0

During the last Ice Age, made famous by the movie of the same name, there roamed some mega beasts in the Americas. There were giant sloths , Armored Armadillos, even large wolves and lions. Please go and take a look at the best museum to experience these wonderful and almost mythical creatures. […]

Cuvier’s beaked whales – the deep divers

February 5, 2017 mammal 0

A remarkable creature first described by the very vain and very famous Monsieur  Georges Cuvier, as a water owl because it has a goose-like beak, as you can see below.           “In 2014, scientists reported that they had used satellite-linked tags to track Cuvier’s beaked whales off […]

Interesting Rare Mammal Word Search

February 4, 2017 mammal 0

Can you find the rare and exotic sounding mammals in this word search? Mammals » Create Word Search Game If you find them and still don’t know what they look like, please go to these beautiful places for some lovely pictures. Natural History on the Net National Geographic Arkive

Big Horn Sheep

The Brawling Big Horns

February 4, 2017 mammal 0

Why do the Big Horn Sheep brawl like this? It’s about mating rights with the females. The battle between bighorns is quite furious and can last upto 20 hours. The two battling males rush at each other at a combined speed of 40mph, lower their heads, and clash with a […]