Latest Fauna of India Stories
The magnificent plumage of the peacock may not be quite the sacrifice to love that it appears to be, University of Leeds researchers have discovered.
The flying Paradise tree snakes of lowland Asia are renowned for their ability to glide from tree to tree and a new study in the journal Physics of Fluids has shown that these reptiles ride tiny vortices of air that give them a little extra boost.
The Paradise tree snake is probably best known for one unique behavior: its ability to "fly" from tree to tree. New research has revealed that these snakes shape their body into an aerofoil mid-flight to allow them to glide around 100 feet from the top of a tree.
As tiger populations around the world continue to plummet due to climate shifts, habitat loss and illegal hunting, the world celebrates today, July 29, as International Tiger Day to draw attention to the plight of one of the world’s most majestic creatures.
A new study from Michigan State University reveals it is much easier to feel positive about the endangered Bengal tiger in your backyard if you live on the good side of town.
Bengal tigers come in two distinctive colors: the bright, vibrant orange and black stripes, or pure white with black stripes. The white variety is only seen in zoos these days, but a new study from Peking University says they should be in the wild.
Tigers, though beautiful, do not have a reputation for being accommodating. A new study at the Chitwan National Park in Nepal, indicates that the feared and revered carnivores are taking the night shift to better coexist with their human neighbors.
During a recent expedition two snow leopards were captured, fitted with satellite collars, and released for the first time in Afghanistan by a team of Wildlife Conservation Society conservationists and Afghan veterinarians conducting research.
A new joint survey by the Government of Bhutan and the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) found that snow leopards are thriving in Bhutan's newest national park.
The first ever snow leopard prey survey in Bhutan’s newest national park -- a joint program of the Government of Bhutan and World Wildlife Fund (WWF) -- revealed astonishing footage of snow
The jeweled flower mantis (Creobroter gemmatus), also known as the Indian flower mantis, is a species of flower mantis that be found in Asia. This species prefers to live in humid climates, so it is important that captive individuals have plenty of moisture. Males reach an average length of 1.5 inches and females typically grow a bit larger, displaying a sexual dimorphism. Eggs can take up to five months to develop, undergoing eight changes. Females are known for being cannibalistic,...
The liger, is a hybrid cross between a male panthera leo (lion), and a female panthera tigris (Tiger) and is denoted scientifically as panthera leo x panthera tigris. A liger resembles a giant lion with diffused stripes. They are the largest cats in the world, although the Siberian Tiger is the largest pure breed. Like tigers, ligers enjoy swimming. The offspring of a male tiger and a female lion is called a tigon. Under exceptional circumstances it has been known for a tiger to be forced...
The amur tiger (Panthera tigris altaica) is a rare subspecies of tiger (P. tigris). Also known as the Siberian, Korean, Manchurian, or North China Tiger, it is the largest natural animal in the feline family Felidae. The amur tiger is critically endangered. In the early 1900s, it lived throughout the Korean Peninsula, northeastern Mongolia, southeastern Russia, and northeastern China. Today, it has virtually disappeared from South Korea and is largely confined to a very small part of...
The snow leopard (Uncia uncia or Panthera uncia), sometimes known as the ounce, is a large cat native to the mountain ranges of central and south Asia. The taxonomic position of this species has been subject to change. In the past, many taxonomists included the snow leopard in the genus Panthera, with several of the other largest felids. It was later placed in its own genus, Uncia. However, most recent molecular studies place the species firmly within the genus Panthera, although the exact...
- An aromatic woolly plant (Origanum dictamnus) native to Crete, formerly believed to have magical powers.