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Smallest pig-Pygmy Hog

The Pygmy Hog is the smallest, rarest and most highly specialized member of the pig family. It was formerly known to occur across a narrow strip of early successional tall grassland plains along the southern Himalayan foothills in the Indian… Continue Reading →

Dugong-sea cow

The name Dugong probably may not ring a bell to most. Otherwise known as Sea-cow, Dugongs are marine mammals akin to sharks, whales, seals and dolphins. These are harmless underwater animals, big in size and feed only on sea grass,… Continue Reading →

Indian purple frog

The scientific name for the purple frog (Nasikabatrachus sahyadrensis) derives from the Sanskrit word nasika (nose) referring to the pointed snout, the Greek word batrachus (meaning frog), and Sahyadri which is the local name of the Western Ghats mountain range… Continue Reading →

Bahiram yatra

Every December, people in Central India look forward to this yatra (procession or pilgrimage), A unique celebration of religion and food, the Bahiram yatra (named for the place) begins on December 5th and ends on February 5th every year. About… Continue Reading →

Asia’s largest Animal Fair

The Sonepur Cattle Fair is held on Kartik Poornima (the full moon day) in the month of November in Sonepur, Bihar, on the confluence of river Ganges and Gandak.It is also known as Harihar Kshetra Mela and it attracts visitors… Continue Reading →

Red panda-state animal of sikkim

The State Animal of Sikkim is the Red Panda. This species belongs to the raccoon family and lives mostly on tree tops. It is found in altitudes ranging from 6000 to 12000 feet. The red panda is bright chestnut in… Continue Reading →

Oldest zoo in India

The Alipore Zoological Gardens (also informally called the Alipore Zoo or Calcutta Zoo) is India’s oldest formally stated zoological park (as opposed to royal and British menageries) and a big tourist attraction in Kolkata, West Bengal. It has been open… Continue Reading →

Second largest Animal Fair In India

Bateshwar fair Every year late Oct. to Early Nov. a large cattle fair is held at Bateshwar (the exact dates depends on the lunar calendar and vary each year). Coincides with the most auspicious period for praying at Bateshwar and… Continue Reading →

slender loris

The slender loris is a small night creatures found only in the tropical rainforests of South India. The slender loris is tail-less, with soft dense fur that is brown in colour, with the underside silver-gray. It is an arboreal animal… Continue Reading →

Vegetarian Crocodile – Ananthapura Lake Temple

Ananthapura Lake Temple is a Hindu temple built in the middle of a lake in the little village of Ananthapura, Kasaragod District of Kerala, South India, at around 6 km from Kumble. This is the only lake temple in Kerala… Continue Reading →

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