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Flamingoes in Mumbai – December 2009

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After the monsoons, Flamingoes – the lesser and the greater ones – and a lot of other migratory birds come to the coastal mudflats of India from the North.They feed on the mudflats during the next five or six months Read more ›

Indian Cheetah

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Reintroduction in India The  Cheetah is the fastest land animal on earth. The word “cheetah” is derived from the Sanskrit word ‘chitraka’, meaning “speckled”. Asiatic Cheetah Once upon a time, the Asiatic Cheetah (a different sub specie from its African Read more ›

Travel India Whale Sharks

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Whale Sharks “Whale Sharks are the largest fish in the sea, and yet, we know the least about them,” Jeff Swanagan, Executive Director and President, declared shortly after the opening of the Georgia Aquarium in Atlanta, U.S. Seeing a Whale Shark Read more ›

Travel India Sariska Tiger Reserve

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Sariska Tiger Reserve in Alwar, Rajasthan has been in the news for the past four years – unfortunately for the wrong reasons. Sariska Tiger Reserve The Sariska Tiger Reserve (866 sq. kms.) was originally a hunting preserve of the Kings Read more ›

Travel India Gahirmatha Marine Sanctuary

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the largest mass nesting site of Olive Ridley turtle in the world Gahirmatha Marine Sanctuary is the only marine sanctuary in Orissa (Eastern India). This Sanctuary is extremely important because it is the largest mass nesting site of the Olive Read more ›

Travel India Tansa Wildlife Sanctuary

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 ……….Save the               Leopard                                                                                                 Tansa Wildlife Sanctuary The Tansa Wildlife Sanctuary is located in Thane district. It is 90 kms, or one and a half hours drive, from Mumbai. It covers an area of 355 sq. kms. – more Read more ›

Travel India The Great Indian Bustard

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                                          ……….. on the brink of                         extinction                                                The Great Indian Bustard (Ardeotis nigriceps) is a highly endangered, ground dwelling bird. In fact, it is the most endangered member of the bustard family in the world; and has disappeared Read more ›