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Earth Our Home Too : Tapirs

A tapir is a large herbivorous mammal, similar in shape to a pig, with a short,prehensile snout. Tapirs inhabit jungle and forest regions of South America, Central America, and Southeastern Asia. The five extant species of tapirs are the Brazilian tapir, the Malayan tapir, the Baird’s tapir, the kabomani tapir, and the mountain tapir. The four species that have been evaluated…

Earth Our Home Too : Quokka : The Happiest Animal

Quokka – Sounds like an Avatar animal’s name? No! They are living along with us in our very mother Earth. One of the friendliest animals to human beings.

Documentary : The Life of Turtles and Tortoises

This is a fascinating as well as an educational documentary about Turtles and Tortoises. Tortoises and Turtles are both reptiles from the family of Testudines, the major difference being that the land dwelling ones are called Tortoises and water dwelling are called Turtles. The body of a tortoise and a turtle both is shielded by a shell, the upper part…

Know : Two Reasons to Stop Drinking Milk (Part 2 of 2)

They are huge, but very docile. The native breed is creamy white in colour, with a distinctive hump. Sometimes the pious people of India can be seen feeding a roadside cow with a carrot or chappati or some water. The two reasons to stop drinking milk are The Health perspective and The Moral perspective to save the cows. This is the…

'Snoopy' Digs the Archive for You: May 2013

Visiting our blog now? Well, you could have missed a few interesting posts. Here we bring you “Snoopy” he will dig the archives and bring you the complete list of old posts in one place. Check out now what Snoopy found from May 2013.   One question poll : Know what others say: Love or Hate their Job? 5 Insights from…

Earth Our Home Too : Bearded Tit Birds

This is a small orange-brown bird with a long tail and an undulating flight. The male has a grey head and black moustaches (not a beard). Flocks often betray their presence in a reedbed by their characteristic “ping” call. The Bearded Reedling (Panurus biarmicus) is a small, sexually dimorphic reed-bed passerine bird. It is frequently known as the Bearded Tit, due to some similarities to the Long-tailed Tit,…

Earth Our Home Too : List of 1500 Animals (click for facts/pictures)

While on looking out for a place where we can find a long list of animals that do exist on earth and their details. We have landed on this wonderful website of Colorado State University Libraries (the Warren and Genevieve Garst Photographic Collection) It contains a huge digital collection of animal photographs and information. This site has over 1300 digitized wildlife slides from a collection donated to Colorado…

"Story : Laughology" ( Well you readology to understandology :)

A Professor was traveling by boat. On his way he asked the sailor: “Do you know Psychology, Biology, Ecology, Zoology,  Physiology? The sailor said no to all his questions. Professor: What the hell do you know on earth. You will die of illiteracy. After a while the boat started sinking. The Sailor asked the Professor, do you know swimology &…

Know : Various Feeding Habits of Animals

The world over, animals and plants rely on feeding of some sort. Energy and nutrients need to travel from the outside of their bodies to the inside, to sustain the chemical reactions that we call life. From poo-eating detritivores to the finest restaurant critics, everything eats! Let’s have a look at how. Apex Predator An apex predator is one that is at…

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