Mar 222016
 
5 Facts You Should Know About The Peacock

Peacocks belong to the pheasant family of birds, mainly found in Asia and are among the most decorated birds on earth. Even among all pheasants, no other bird comes close to the peacock’s massive tail, the vibrant colors and its looks. It is not without reason that India has chosen this colorful bird as its National Bird. The mighty Mughal emperor Shah Jahan even designed his throne in gold as a peacock that became the power seat for later Mughals 1. Peacock is the male […]

Reasons to Adopt an Indian Dog

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Jan 312015
 
Reasons to Adopt an Indian Dog

1. Born this way Indian dogs are used to the Indian climate and don’t require too much upkeep to survive our weather. 2. Inbreeding disaster Most of the breed dogs are inbred by dog breeders so they develop certain medical conditions, while our strays remain hardy. 3. Best things in life are free There are so many puppies all over our colonies and streets who could really use your love, so why buy one? 4. The choice of kings Before all foreign breeds of dogs […]

10 Little-known facts about man’s best friend ‘Dogs’

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Dec 222014
 
10 Little-known facts about man's best friend 'Dogs'

Dogs and humans have been living side-by-side for about 15,000 years, so you might think we know each other pretty well. But there’s more to dogs than fetching and playing dead. Here are some little-known facts about man’s best friend. Dogs get our diseases … Humans and canines aren’t so different after all, at least regarding what makes us sick. About 6 million dogs are diagnosed with cancer each year, and dogs get canine versions of rare human disorders like the brain-wasting neuronal ceroid lipofuscinosis […]

Some Unknown Facts About Squirrels

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Dec 202014
 
Some Unknown Facts About Squirrels

Squirrels are nimble, bushy-tailed rodents found all over the world. They belong to the Sciuridae family, which includes prairie dogs, chipmunks and marmots. There are more than 200 species of squirrels, according to the Integrated Taxonomic Information System (ITIS), and they are categorized into three types: tree squirrels, ground squirrels and flying squirrels. These three categories are further broken down into many squirrel types, such as Albino, Mountain Tree, Antelope, Spotted, Grey, American Red, Douglas, Fox, Pygmy, Northern Flying, Southern, Arizona Gray, Idaho, Arctic Ground, […]

Here are 8 strange & weird facts about sharks

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Sep 132014
 
Here are 8 strange & weird facts about sharks

From glowing underwater to hunting with whips of the tail, sharks are fascinating and weird creatures. Here are eight strange facts about sharks. The megamouth shark One of the rarest sharks is the megamouth shark (Megachasma pelagios, meaning “giant mouth of the deep”). Fewer than 100 specimens of the beast have ever been seen. It was first discovered in in 1976 when struck by and tangled in the anchor of a Navy ship off Hawaii. The animal can grow up to 15 feet (4.6 meters) […]

10 Amazing Things You Didn’t Know about Animals

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Sep 012014
 
10 Amazing Things You Didn't Know about Animals

Myths and mysteries make the fascinating, but even odd creatures ought to be understood. We explore a few recent findings, common misconceptions and amazing adaptations. Parrot Talk More than Just Squawking Parrot speech is commonly regarded as the brainless squawking of a feathered voice recorder. But studies over the past 30 years continually show that parrots engage in much more than mere mimicry. Our avian friends can solve certain linguistic processing tasks as deftly as 4-6 year-old children. Parrots appear to grasp concepts like “same” […]

Animals make sounds similar to human speech: New Study

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Aug 272014
 
Animals make sounds similar to human speech: New Study

If you believe speech perception is a uniquely human trait, think again! A new study suggests that many animals make sounds similar to human speech. The findings of the study lists that animals produce apparently complex sounds. They can even understand synthetic speech that is in the form of whistle-like tones. After studying the voices of different species ranging from whales, wolves, frogs to birds, the scholars found that animals produce speech through a similar process as humans do. Indeed, the findings also suggest that […]

Red Kangaroo uses his tail as a “fifth leg”: New Study

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Jul 042014
 
Red Kangaroo uses his tail as a “fifth leg”: New Study

A new study has revealed that kangaroos use their tail as a “fifth leg” and plant their tails on the ground in combination with their front and hind legs. According to the study the animals move with a “pentapedal” gait, which provides new insight into the diversity of biological movement, and specific insight into why humans walk the way they do. Their muscular tail is used to propel and power their motion-just like a leg. Contributed By Neha

7 Ways Animals are like Humans

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Apr 032014
 
7 Ways Animals are like Humans

Animals and Humans We humans like to think of ourselves as a special bunch, but it turns out we have plenty in common with other animals. Math? A monkey can do it. Tool use? Hey, even birds have mastered that. Culture? Sorry, folks — chimps have it, too. Here’s a list of some of the top parallels between humans and our animal kin. You may be surprised at how similar we are to even our distant relations. Ears Like a Katydid Humans have complex ears […]

Asian elephants may console each other during times of distress: Research

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Feb 222014
 
Asian elephants may console each other during times of distress: Research

Asian elephants reassure other distressed elephants by touching them and “talking” to them, which suggests they are capable of empathy and reassurance, according to new research. According to the research, Asian elephants may console each other during times of distress. “There is 50 years of behavioral observational research out of Africa that elephants are highly social, they have empathy and they can think about their social relationships and make specific social decisions that impact themselves and others. when “an elephant would show distress, the other […]

Animals Can Suffer Human diseases too : New Study

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Jan 192014
 

A new & interesting study revealed by Scientists that Animals Can Suffer Human diseases too. Depression is actually pretty common in the animal kingdom. Many kinds of animals exhibit a classic depression-related sense of helplessness when they can’t change their situations. Zoonotic diseases can go from us to them. A study said that Animals can also get sick with the same infections as humans. Symptoms like depression, however, or obesity, are ailments animals can contract on their ow. Flu and rabies are well known, but sexually […]