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Striped Hyena
2007-01-19 20:32:59

The striped hyena (Hyaena hyaena) is closely related to the brown hyena. It lives in northern Africa, the Middle East, Pakistan and western India. It is extinct in Europe, but can occasionally be spotted in Anatolia, Turkey. Striped hyenas are largely scavengers, but will also eat small animals, fruit and insects. They are nomadic, moving from water hole to water hole, but never straying more...

Striped-necked Mongoose
2007-01-19 19:47:18

The striped-necked mongoose (Herpestes vitticollis) is a species of mongoose found in southern India.

Bengal Tiger
2007-01-19 14:24:56

The Bengal tiger or Royal Bengal tiger (Panthera tigris tigris) is a subspecies of tiger found in parts of India, Bangladesh, Nepal, Bhutan, and Myanmar. It is the most common tiger subspecies, and lives in a variety of habitats. It lives in grasslands, subtropical and tropical rainforests, scrub forests, wet and dry deciduous forests and mangroves. Its fur is orange-brown with black stripes,...

Jungle Cat
2007-01-19 12:26:34

The jungle cat (Felis chaus), also called the swamp lynx (although not related to the lynxes), is a small cat with a rather short tail. Dependent on the subspecies the color of the fur is yellowish-grey to reddish-brown. While vertical bars are visible on the fur of kittens, these bars disappear in adult cats. Due to the pointed ears and the long legs this cat resembles a small lynx. This...

Indian Long-eared Hedgehog
2007-01-10 12:14:51

The Indian Long-eared Hedgehog (Hemiechinus collaris) is a relatively small hedgehog native to India and Pakistan. Due its extremely large ears, it used to be considered a subspecies of long-eared hedgehog. The Indian Long-eared Hedgehog is notable for a quite complex mating ritual that involves "dancing" around females for several days before mating.

Madras Treeshrew
2007-01-02 11:13:59

The madras treeshrew (Anathana ellioti), also known as the Indian treeshrew is a species of treeshrew. It is found in the hill forests of central and southern India. This treeshrew is 6.3 to 7.28 in (16.0 to 18.5 cm) long with a tail of 6.5 to 7.68 in (16.5 to 19.5 cm). The madras treeshrew is found on the Indian subcontinent south of the Ganges River. This species of treeshrew spends much...

Black Crested Gibbon
2007-01-02 10:44:55

The black crested gibbon (Nomascus concolor) is also known as the crested gibbon, the black gibbon, the white-cheeked gibbon, or the concolor gibbon. It is a species of gibbon found in India in the Malay Archipelago and Indochina. It is endangered.

Black-footed Gray Langur
2007-01-02 10:28:45

The black-footed gray langur (Semnopithecus hypoleucos) is an Old World monkey. It is one of the species of langurs. This, like other gray langurs, is a leaf-eating monkey found in south India.

Bonnet Macaque
2007-01-01 15:42:43

The bonnet macaque (Macaca radiata) is a macaque living in India. This Old World monkey is a daily animal. It is 13.78 to 23.62 inches (35-60 cm) long plus a tail of 13.78 to 26.77 inches (35-68 cm). Males weigh 12.13 to 19.84 lbs (5.5 to 9 kg), females 7.72 to 9.92 lbs (3.5 to 4.5 kg). It can live more than 30 years. The Bonnet Macaque feeds on fruits, nuts, seeds, flowers, inverbrates...

Stump-tailed Macaque
2007-01-01 15:34:10

The stump-tailed macaque (Macaca arctoides), also called the bear macaque, is a macaque. It lives in China, India, Myanmar, Bangladesh, Malaysia and Thailand. It is 18.9 to 25.6 inches (48 to 65 cm) long. Males weigh 22.05 lb (10 kg), females 16.53 to 19.84 lb (7.5 to 9 kg). It can live up to 30 years.

Word of the Day
vermicular
  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
  • Like the track or trace of a worm; appearing as if worm-eaten; vermiculate.
  • Marked with fine, close-set, wavy or tortuous lines of color; vermiculated.
  • A form of rusticated masonry which is so wrought as to appear thickly indented with worm-tracks.
This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.
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