Thursday, December 22, 2011

Anomalocaris Super-predator's Eyes Hunter

Anomalocaris, the ancestor of modern insects, had 16,000 separate lenses in each eye giving it a massive advantage when locating its prey. The remains of a pair of ancient compound eyes that belonged to the world's first tremendous predator have been discovered by fossil hunters in Australia.

Anomalocaris was a soft-bodied marine beast that patrolled the oceans over half a billion years ago. Adults grew to a metre long & had eyes on stalks.

The creature also had grasping claws and teeth-like serrations in its mouth that it used to capture and feed on other marine animals. The fossilised excrement of the predator suggests it may have crunched up trilobites, which were up to 25cm long.

Each eye was around centimetres across and contained over 16,000 separate lenses, to give the creature outstanding vision to support its predatory lifestyle.

The ability to spot prey from far away would have influenced the evolutionary arms race that played out in the Cambrian, when animal life became extraordinarily diverse.

Sunday, November 27, 2011

A lesson about in the wild Animal

I was with some of my friends and a baby in one of the vast grasslands of Africa. We had gone there to experience life in nature, the animals in their place of origin and not behind bars, generally dry grasslands with a lot of zebra, antelope and wild bulls. Delighted with our new order to better understand the nature, we moved with our binoculars as quietly as possible.

At that time, my foot got caught in a wild vine and fell crying in pain. By fall, the baby in my arms also fell but fortunately was not hurt. The following series of events that happened in an instant - I heard a roar heard somewhere close shots and turned just in time to see the glorious black and orange stripes to pounce on me. At that time the others in my group had run for safety. They could do nothing to help.

The beast turned to me and with each step I took, I could feel myself about to death. I do not have the strength to move from my position. However, the tiger cheated on me and went straight with a grin for the baby who is near me. I could not do anything but pray with all my strength. Just as I was showing all the signs of a movement there was a theft in the bushes and out came jumping merrily, the tiger cub.

Perhaps he was delighted to see another creature of the same age, or what other reason, but the puppy away from his mother and patted the boy with his skin and within seconds I heard a baby laugh.

Friday, November 18, 2011

Coyote-Wolf hybrids have spread across Eastern U.S.

Some coyotes have expanded their range eastward bred with wolves in the Great Lakes region. The pairings created viable hybrid offspring identified by their DNA and skulls have been found in the mid-Atlantic states like New York and Pennsylvania.

Now, DNA analysis of coyote droppings new shows for the first time that some coyotes in the state of Virginia are also part of the wolf. Scientists believe that these animals are the wolf-coyote hybrids that traveled to southern New England along the Appalachian Mountains.

Coyotes from the west are moving not only through the Great Lakes, but also south of the region, through Ohio. But so far, it is unknown how the southern route of colonization was influencing coyotes in the mid-Atlantic region.

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Winter Visitor Birds: A Long Journey

The Arctic tern is the champion of all super and covers longer distances of migration of Arctic North to spend the winter in Antarctica. (Remember that our winters are summers). They travel 20,000 km to reach 20,000 in the other way back.

It's that time of year when you begin to feel the pinch in the air and the day quickly, giving way to night. Before we know it winter will be upon us, I tell myself as I wander down a path of family forest. Ulooka, owl, greets me from the hollow of a tree.

I look up to see a huge white and black V-formation in the sky in the morning. A group of cranes, Demoiselle. These people are coming from Central Asia through the Himalaya.

Do you know we are over 300 species of birds from the winter? All of our forests, lakes, wetlands, swamps and water bodies will host foreign guests. So keep a sharp eye for them.

Becomes unbearable cold in the freezing winter months in the northern hemisphere and birds travel great distances from Russia, Eastern Europe, Iran and Africa to come here. Flying over the deserts and mountain ranges, often non-stop for days, some of them do not travel through the long grueling. Which is why there are a lot of preparation that goes before the migration.

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Mysterious Owl Birds Feared by Man

Harry Potter film, unknowingly, you have many children around the world interested in owls. Children are inspired to learn more about these amazing birds.

Unfortunately, these mysterious birds are generally feared by man, and as most are solitary and nocturnal, we have described as horrific creatures in most of our art, film and literature.


The population of these creatures of saving a very large amount of food grains that rodents might be destroyed. "There are about 250 species of owls found throughout the world. India is home to around 35 species, of which five are endemic to the subcontinent. Owls are a group of birds that belong to the order Strigiformes. They are in worldwide, except Antarctica, Greenland and some remote islands.

All species of owls are not endangered. Some of them are commonly seen around us. These carnivorous birds are at the top of the specific food chain feed on a large number of small mammals, insects, fish and snakes.

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

The Male Bird Spider Back Massage

When a man of golden orb-weaver spider Nephila Pilip want to get to work, he takes a special trick: You give your partner a "backrub", a new study.

For many spiders, the females of the species are much larger than the males-N. Pilip women are up to ten times larger, so mating is always a risky business. An unlucky suitor may be interrupted in his carnal embrace, when a woman starts and eats it.

Male spiders have developed several techniques to avoid this fate, at least before the end of the work.

Black widow, for example, picking up the scent of women that help determine how hungry males of their interests before trying to love is to mate. Redback spiders in Australia, meanwhile, actually snacked leave to extend their time with a woman.

N. Pilip strategy involves another trait common among spiders: pedipalps, a pair of appendices that include the male genitalia, said study co-author Matjaz Kuntner, Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History and the Slovenian Academy of Sciences and Arts.

Male pedipalps fit perfectly into two of the female genital openings, which can leave behind to "connect" openings. But a man needs to mate several times to connect the two openings and ensure the woman who may have multiple partners-have their babies.

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Save Forests - Batting for the bat

Do not disturb the trees, caves, buildings with Bats

Do not cut trees with hangers

Identify the colonies of bats in the school and observe without disturbing.

Observe bats in temples and other sacred places and talk to their friends and family appreciate its usefulness.

Avoid using chemicals in their gardens. Some insecticides can harm bats, which, naturally, get rid of pests, insects that concern us.

Bats feed on harmful insects and rats which reduces the vectors that spread these diseases. The only mammals that can fly, which come from both tropical and temperate regions.

Mostly black or brown, can also be bright orange, yellow, silver, white, gray and some also have spots and stripes on its body and wings. The home of a bat is called a hen. Not like a bird nest or burrow like a snake. There are two types of bats - bats and fruit bats insects.

There are 14 kinds of fruit bats in South Asia alone

Friday, October 7, 2011

Diwali Festival Time Advisory for Pets

Diwali festival is a difficult time for pets and pet owners losses higher than at this time.

Keep doors and windows closed as much as possible.The biggest mistake would be to tie a dog out of the house when the cracker is burst - it is almost certain to break with its leash and run. This happens to many pets each year.

The owners take turns staying home with the pet is a good security measure also reduces anxiety

Dispose of all waste and ensure that the animal never has access to the cookies in the store or that remain after the session.

Take them for a walk before or after rush hour fireworks. If they mess the house for fear, not to punish or reprimand them. Try soft music to calm your nerves.

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Panther Animal Trade Security

Panther to keep the animal in an area covering about 600 hectares on the outskirts of the Sanctuary Kumbhalgarh in Pali district in Rajasthan, India. The area boasts the presence of a good population of panthers.

There are about 40 to 45 panthers there. However, often in the absence of suitable prey base, into villages and are often looted.

Government's plan to build walls in the area so that people do not come to graze their livestock and ensure that water bodies and wells were built high embankments around, so the Panthers do not fall into them.

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Small Furry Mammals Live Longer

Small furry mammals partial to a daily dose of hibernation during the winter are probably the extension of life at the same time, according to a study published.

Experiments with native Siberian hamsters Djugarian showed that when small rodents temporarily lower your metabolism and body temperature, a state called torpor, stops and even reverses a natural decomposition of chromosomes associated with aging.

Each time a cell divides, the telomeres are worn a bit small. The work of the enzyme is partially reconstructed. Finally, when telomeres are worn beyond repair, cell death is triggered.

Telomeres and telomerase, the enzyme that control, are key players in aging and longevity.

Each time a cell divides, the telomeres are worn a bit small. The work of the enzyme is partially reconstructed. Finally, when telomeres are worn beyond repair, cell death is triggered.

Australian-American cell biologist Elizabeth Blackburn, who shared the 2009 Nobel Prize in Medicine for his work in the field, the telomeres is similar to the "tip of the shoelace" - loses its final plastic and lace begins to unravel.

For hamsters, daily torpor, which usually lasts several hours, in some way acted to preserve these safety tips, and even for the restoration

Saturday, September 10, 2011

Butterfly Flowers with wings

Butterflies are one of the most beautiful creations of nature. Known as "flowers with wings", most other creatures are attracted to these colorful creatures. There are about 17,000 species of butterflies in the world. India is one of the 17 "mega diverse" world, is home to a spectacular number of butterflies, around 1,800 species. About 15-20 percent of these are endemic in India



Can be found anywhere in the world, in cities, towns, villages, fields, forests, deserts, swamps, and even in the snowy mountains! However, we see butterflies in abundance in most of these places, despite many flowering plants that are present. Only certain plants attract butterflies.

Butterflies are adults, the phase of flight of insects belonging to an order called Lepidoptera. The word "Lepidoptera" means "scaly wings" in Greek.

The butterflies feed on nectar from flowers, animal droppings and even sweat. A butterfly also the needs of salts in the soil, so they often sit in damp spots to take in salts from the soil.

Some love butterflies feed on rotting fruit and even a little alcohol. These beautiful insects in pollination and help play an important role in the food chain because they are food for lizards, birds and many other creatures.

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

A ‘home away from home' for pet Dogs


As summer approaches many pet owners are in a quandary as they prepare to go on vacation. For many, they are forced to leave their pet kennels in the city centers seek to be "a home away from home" for dogs and cats.
To be an exception with more owners tend to stay home because their children have exams. During the summer, such as boarding facilities with more people bringing their pets.

A regular regimen of walking, feeding and grooming is still in the shipping centers that offer a professional service. "We get to know the eating habits of routine animal owner and continue with it.

Some centers take pets and sell them or even kill animals. Therefore, it is important for owners to visit the kennel and make sure it is hygienic and all the facilities

But, unfortunately, about 10 percent of wealthy homeowners leave their pets for care and then leave your pets.

Thursday, August 18, 2011

Mysterious pink-headed duck Birds


Did you know that the mysterious pink-headed duck in danger of extinction? It seems to have succumbed to a combination of habitat loss and hunting pressure. What about the Siberian crane? Its global population is estimated at 2.900 to 3.000 birds. The main threat is the loss of wetlands - the destruction and degradation of wetlands along its passage and wintering. As with the white-rumped vultures and India, has been a sharp decline in recent years in the vulture population of slender-billed, common in India and Nepal, until recently.




Learn all this and more about birds at www.bnhsenvis.nic.in. The website of the Environmental Information System (ENVIS) Centre of the Natural History Society of Bombay (BNHS) in packets of information about birds and bird ecology. It is available for free. The support of the Ministry of Environment and Forests (MoEF), Government of India, the website is available in English, Hindi and Marathi.

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Animal: Tiger treat on the Line

Country India registered a 20% increase in tiger population last year, says a report. But despite the good news, the report warns that tigers are even in danger due to an overall 12.6 % loss of habitat, which means that more tigers are being squeezed into smaller areas, which could lead to a deficiency of dispersal and consequent loss of genetic exchange between populations, and an increase in human-tiger battle.



There once was a tiger thing, who lived on the edge of the jungle. I was sad because it was old and thin and good, and it was difficult to catch. The monkeys threw nuts at him and called him names.

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Elephant Collar woes and other foes

Humans shoot the target animal with a script that has a drug that causes sleep.

The victim begins to feel wool head, I guess he or she falls to the ground helpless, a little like fainting.

The approach of humans, the adjustment in the neck that has a radio transmitter in it.




The radio collar helps track the animal.

"Well, we had five of our dear companions who die in the last two months. Four of them met to slaughter Resident Evil - The poacher.

They all had the severed head of the most horrific imaginable, and its tusks were missing, "her voice broke when he went to say that officials were trying to reject the deaths were due to poaching.

Poachers are greedy after the ivory elephants. Only the males have tusks, which are really their incisors that keep arising throughout their lives.

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Cheetah Effecticient Hunting Skills

The Asiatic cheetah roamed a vast area from North Africa, across the Middle East, Iraq, Iran, and Afghanistan to the Indian sub-continent for many thousands of years. The vast open bush land was ideal for their style of hunting. They stalked their prey and when near decent, they made a lightning, quick dash to down their victim.


In three steps, a cheetah could go from 0-80 kmph and in a few seconds, to its maximum of 110 kmph. Fantastic, magnificent, awesome fellow!

Unfortunately, it was his good looks and his effective hunting skills that destroyed him. During the last 600 years or so, cheetahs were cornered by Mughal rulers to be held as pets or for coursing. That means they were used to track down black bucks and chinkara for the kings to shoot down. People say that Akbar the Great had 9000 cheetahs in captivity! The British officials in India and rajahs and maharajahs hunted them as prizes or for their skin. The hunting continued unchecked, till it was too late. Before anyone realised it, there wasn't a single cheetah left in the country.

Monday, July 18, 2011

Elephant Trumpeting their cause & Recommendations

With increasing human population, more and more forest land is being taken over. Habitat loss added to degradation of forests has led to man-elephant conflict. This is a problem faced in Asia and Africa, where humans and elephants are killing each other and also the end of food sources This is because forests have been fragmented and degraded, have become plantations, which has stopped feeding the elephants and migratory patterns. It is time for conservation measures to be put in place to assure the safety of the gentle giant.



Some Recommendations


No change to existing elephant

corridors

Involve local community in protection

Constitute local management

committees in all elephant reserve

Initiate long-term scientific studies on

elephant ecology and census methods

Check the ivory trade

Improve care and management of

captive elephants

Establish high engagement zone mitigation

task forces

‘Grain for grain' compensation of crops

lost due to conflict

Create awareness about the importance

and the value of elephants

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Tatarstan skylark Bird Climate Change

Birds are detail well-suited to move as conditions vary. Somewhere mysterious in their DNA is a memory of changes in the past and how to deal with those changes. Four articles have appeared lately reminding us that birds are fully able of responding to change in climate.



Europeans have been observing bird demeanor for centuries, and in the Volga-Kama region of the Tatarstan Republic of Russia, observations go back to 1811 AD. The Tatarstan skylarks migrate south for the winter and their return is a conventional harbinger of spring in Northern, Central, and Eastern Europe.

A team of scientists from Tatarstan Republic and the United Kingdom analyzed the long record of return dates of the skylark and discovered that they have been arriving earlier and earlier over the past three decades (11 days earlier since the late 1970s). Askeyev et al. showed that the veer in bird behavior happened when the March air temperatures in the region have increased by 3.7ÂșC. The climate changes, the birds react. C’est la vie. We note that the birds don’t seem to be victims of changes in temperature – they’ve suitably adapted their behavior to fit ever-changing conditions.

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

A Mouse: Treat them with respect

It is today with the mouse. According to the draft Animal Welfare Act of 2011 is not a waiting list of punishments for those who do not take proper care of animals. However, the scientific community is not as happy as they would feel if this bill comes into force, could hamper the investigation.


Although no experimental animals intentionally injured during the investigation, if the Animal Welfare Board of India (AWBI) considers that the treatment they are suffering to an animal may be wounded, a scientist or a student who participated in the research could be reserved.

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Pygmy Marmoset Small is beautiful



The pygmy or dwarf marmoset is a New World monkey, native to the rainforest canopies of western Brazil, southeastern Colombia, eastern Ecuador, eastern Peru and northern Bolivia. It is one of the smallest primates, and the smallest monkey. Despite its name, the lion is something different from the typical marmosets, most of which are classified in the genera Callithrix and Mico, as such, is given its own genus, Cebuella.

Monday, May 30, 2011

Pretty Macaw is world largest flying parrot species

The Hyacinth Macaw is native to central and eastern South America. Also known as the Hyacinth Macaw (Anodorhynchus hyacinthinus) is not only the biggest and the macaw, but also the largest species of parrots flying in the world. Though the flightless Kakapo of New Zealand can outweigh it at 3.5 kg.



The Hyacinth Macaw is an threatened species. Although generally very small in number, remains locally common in the Pantanal in Brazil, where he has been a particular program, the Hyacinth Macaw Project, involving artificial nests and awareness campaigns launched by several eco-lodges, and many farmers and the protection of macaws on their land.

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

The Bird watching in desert

The sun is beating down difficult on us when we arrive – a motley group of tourists from across the world – to watch a falconry display in Dubai late one afternoon. We are on the edge of a vast expanse of desert, gently undulating sand dunes in what we see.
I had vaguely assumed that birds would be greater, and the falconer would be more fierce.


In contrast, a thin man, unassuming young future in traditional white dress is blinding on setting up their paraphernalia expressionless. The hawks - are hawks, which then gives - is tied to a pole in the sand, with a delicately ornamental hood covering his eyes (it seems cruel to me who is blind, until I learned that it is necessary to allow birds to adjust their powerful vision for the new environment).

Still, with no vary in expression, the falconer gets one of the birds to perch on his arm (covered with a cushiony cuff), and the tourists quickly erupt in a volley of photo-clicking. The bird was transferred to the arms of the visitors are bolder and more shooting.

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Wild Black Panthers Family in Latin America

A black panther is generally a melanistic colour variant of any of various species of larger cat. Wild black panthers in Latin America are black jaguars ( Panthera onca ), in Asia and Africa country they are black leopards ( Panthera pardus ), and in North America they may be black jaguars or perhaps black cougars ( Puma concolor – although this has not been proven to have a black variant), or smaller cats.


The name “panther” is often limited to the black versions of the species, but also ordinarily refers to those that are normal-colour (tawny or spotted), or to white colour variants: white panthers.

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Indian dog's world out there!

The Pound, a non-profit volunteer group handling adoptions of delivered Indian pups, presents ‘The Indian Pooch League'.


The event hopes an afternoon on that day of fun and activities for dogs and their owners. It comprises three contests for the dogs — The Obstacle Race; The Fancy Dress Competition (theme – summer); and The Photography Contest. There will also be canine awards. It includes the best tail smacker; the Marley tribute; important photogenic dog; the friendliest dog; the dog with the best coat; the laziest dog; the most slobbery dog; the best mutt; and the best pure breed.

It will be held on day May 14th 2011 from 3 p.m. to 6.30 p.m. Registration is limited to 30 each for obstacle race and fancy dress.

For details, call 99625-32506 / 98849-64772.

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Lemurs Family Around 100 Species

Lemurs are a clade of strepsirrhine primates nature to the island of Madagascar. They are named later time than the lemures (ghosts or spirits) of Roman mythology because of the ghostly sounds they make, their reflective eyes, and also the nocturnal habits of some species. Although lemurs often are misunderstanding with ancestral primates, the anthropoid primates (monkeys, apes, and humans) did not evolve from them; instead, lemurs merely share morphological and character traits with basal primates.



Lemurs arrived in Madagascar around 62 to 65 million years ago by rafting on mats of vegetation at a time when ocean currents favoured oceanic dispersal to the island. Since that time, lemurs have develop gradually to cope with an extremely seasonal environment and their adaptations give them a level of diversity that rivals that of all other primate groups. Until shortly after humans reached on the island around 2,000 years ago, there were lemurs as large as a male gorilla. Today, there are around 100 species of lemurs.

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

2011 Mayor & 1st Lady’s Dog Ball Another Success for Pets

The Animal Welfare Department’s Spay and Neuter Program has received a required boost in funding, after the success of the 8th annual Mayor and 1'st Lady’s Dog Ball on February 26, 2011

In this second year of sponsorship by Mayor Richard J. Berry and First Lady Maria Berry, the effect at the Albuquerque Museum in Old Town sold 168 tickets. With nearly of the tickets sales, Silent and Live Auction proceeds and donations counted and this year’s rising expenses factored in, the Mayor and First Lady’s Dog Ball also took in about $17,000.

Among the big ticket items bid on throughout this year’s Live Auction were lunch with Mayor Berry and First Dog Skip, lunch with APD Chief Ray Schultz, a couples spa weekend at the Hyatt Regency Tamaya, a 3 strand Turquoise necklace and pendant from Dee Ann Price at D’Anz, Ltd. and a genuine gemstone necklace from Rona Kruger Oksrider at Jewelry Market & Supply in Albuquerque.



Albuquerque Kennel Kompadres, the fundraising charity for Animal Welfare, organized the Dog Ball and administers the money. It will go straight toward funding the no-cost Spay and Neuter Program for low income-qualifying pet owners at Animal Welfare. The money should be particularly handy now that the new Spay and Neuter Clinic at Animal Welfare’s renovated Eastside Shelter plans to triple the amount of previous spay/neuter surgeries.

Thursday, April 7, 2011

Gov. signs bill protecting pet animals

Gov signs, Important of animals and pets protection from perpetrators of domestic violence.



The measure signed will allow judges to order suspected domestic abusers in Colorado to stay away from family pets and livestock.

Domestic abusers can harm or threaten to harm pets to intimidate their victims. Advocates say some victims of domestic wildness are afraid to leave abusive homes out of fear for the animals they may have to leave behind.

Monday, March 28, 2011

Tiger Census Counts 1,706 increases in Year 2010

India's wild tiger population has increased 12 per cent in the last four years.



Year 2006 census had figured that there were 1,411 tigers, without including any from the Sunderbans.

According to the 2010 year tiger census, whose results were declared on Monday, there are approximately 1,706 of the big cats in the country, which includes about 70 in the marshes of the Sunderbans, which have never been scientifically surveyed before.

2006 year - 1411 tigers

2010 year - 1706 tigers

The population of 295 tigers increases compared last four years.

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

World Sparrow Day March 20

World Sparrow Day observed as March 20 all over the world. Why a Sparrow Day? Because the total of sparrows is quick dwindling and we humans need to do something drastic rethinking about our lifestyle and the environment to save these small little birds. It is also an opportunity to get together all bird lovers so that we can find ways to maintain endangered and exotic wildlife. The theme for this year is “Chirp for the sparrow! Tweet for the sparrow!”



It is time we inquired ourselves: Have we driven out the little bird?

You can
Sprinkle grain on the terrace

Keep out cuddle boxes and clean water

Avoid chemical pesticides and insecticides – opt for organic ones

Lead a more environment friendly life

You can also join the World House Sparrow Day group on Facebook. - http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=296899691800

For more information visit: www.worldsparrowday.org

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Friday, March 4, 2011

Sone Naing Khwint Music Album

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