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Ansari visits Dachigam National Park


September 17th, 2012 - 11:06 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, Sep 16 (IANS) Vice President Mohammad Hamid Ansari, presently on a five-day visit to Kashmir, Sunday visited the Dachigam National Park which is home to 'Hangul', the world's only ... Read more...

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Third tiger cub at Patna zoo also dead


September 4th, 2012 - 1:24 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, Sep 4 (IANS) All three tiger cubs born at the Patna Zoological Park July 31 have died within a week, succumbing to infection, a zoo official said Tuesday.The last ... Read more...

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UAE releases 100 bustards in Uzbekistan


June 13th, 2011 - 9:57 pm ICT by IANS
Abu Dhabi, June 13 (IANS/WAM) The United Arab Emirates (UAE) has released 100 captive-bred Houbara Bustards into the wild in Uzbekistan as part of a wildlife programme.The Emirates Centre for ... Read more...

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India planning to have vulture safe zones


March 22nd, 2011 - 7:20 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 22 (IANS) Concerned over the dwindling population of vultures in the country, India is planning to have 'vulture safe zones' where the use of the drug diclofenac, ... Read more...

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Wolf nannies shorten male pups’ sex lives: Study


October 24th, 2010 - 1:16 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 24 (ANI): A new study has revealed that non-breeding wolves that help raise pups ultimately shorten the sex lives of the male pups when they grow up."The negative impact to ... Read more...

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China releases pregnant pandas into the wild


July 26th, 2010 - 9:43 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, July 26 (IANS) A panda research centre in China has released four "well-selected" pregnant giant pandas into the wild, expecting them to deliver their cubs out of captivity. The Wolong China ... Read more...

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Captive breeding of rare pheasant hit by bacterial infection (With Images)


June 15th, 2010 - 10:57 am ICT by IANS
By Vishal Gulati Shimla, June 15 (IANS) A highly-endangered pheasant species, the brilliantly plumaged western tragopan that is being bred in captivity in a Himachal Pradesh pheasantry, has been hit by a bacterial ... Read more...

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Leopard eats own cub in Orissa zoo


February 27th, 2010 - 2:58 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, Feb 27 (IANS) A leopard ate her own cub in an enclosure of the Nandankanan Zoo in Orissa, hampering the captive breeding efforts of the zoo authorities, an official said Saturday. "We ... Read more...

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Female giant pandas ‘chirp’ to get pregnant


December 3rd, 2009 - 12:59 pm ICT by ANI
London, December 03 (ANI): A study on giant pandas has found that the females inform the males about their fertility status through chirp calls.Giant pandas' short breeding season is facilitated with female ... Read more...

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Flap, flap! Out comes another endangered Tragopan (With Image)


July 14th, 2009 - 10:37 am ICT by IANS
By Vishal Gulati Shimla, July 14 (IANS) Call it a feather in the cap of the Himachal Pradesh forest department, which has once again managed to breed Western Tragopan - a critically endangered ... Read more...

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Male seahorses prefer large females


July 8th, 2009 - 5:31 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 8 (ANI): Swiss scientists have found that male seahorses have a strong preference for large females when it comes to selecting a mating partner.According to Beat Mattle and Tony Wilson ... Read more...

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Male sea-horses prefer bigger females


July 8th, 2009 - 2:32 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 8 (IANS) Male sea-horses prefer bigger females for sex and for bigger offspring, a recent study has revealed. This finding is consistent with predictions on the importance of female body ... Read more...

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Animals can re-learn smell of siblings after hibernation


February 14th, 2009 - 12:59 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 14 (ANI): A new research has determined that even after an interruption such as prolonged hibernation, animals can re-establish their use of smell to detect their siblings.Animals also need ... Read more...

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Nepal tries to solve mystery of missing gharials


February 10th, 2009 - 11:24 am ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, Feb 10 (IANS) In 2005, nearly 700 gharials, members of the crocodile family, were released in the Narayani and other major rivers of Nepal to boost the population of an endangered ... Read more...

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Land-dwelling iguanas under continuing threat on Galapagos archipelago


November 27th, 2008 - 12:43 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 27 (ANI): New research has indicated that land-dwelling iguanas are under continuing threat on the Galapagos archipelago, and more must be done to insure their long-term survival.Since man first ... Read more...

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Four panda cubs born in 14 hours in China


July 28th, 2008 - 1:46 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 28 (ANI): Four giant panda cubs were born within 14 hours at a breeding centre in southwest China over the weekend. The birth boom began on Saturday at the ... Read more...

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Three Sumatran tiger cubs born in New Zealand


June 18th, 2008 - 7:19 pm ICT by IANS
DPA Wellington, June 18 (DPA) A Sumatran tiger, one of the world's most endangered animals, has given birth to triplets at the Auckland Zoo, officials announced Wednesday. The mother, Molek, gave birth June ... Read more...

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Leopard undergoes Caesarian operation in Gangtok


May 21st, 2008 - 8:27 pm ICT by admin
By Tashi Pradhan Gangtok (Sikkim), May 21 (ANI): Many veterinarian doctors and medical experts in Sikkim are engaged in an endeavour for captive-breeding and prevent various animal species from facing extinction. Recently, Sikkim ... Read more...

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Asian vultures could be extinct within a decade


April 30th, 2008 - 1:15 pm ICT by admin
London, April 30 (ANI): A new study has determined that Asian vultures are in catastrophic decline and could disappear from the wild within a decade.The study was led by Vibhu Prakash ... Read more...

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Captive tigers purebred ancestry raises their conservation value


April 18th, 2008 - 2:15 pm ICT by admin
Washington, April 18 (ANI): A new report has determined that many captive tigers held in captivity around the world represent purebred subspecies and harbor genomic diversity no longer found in nature, ... Read more...

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Captive tigers are of purebred ancestry: study


April 18th, 2008 - 12:49 pm ICT by admin
Washington, April 18 (IANS) Tigers held captive in zoos, circuses and private homes worldwide may hold considerable conservation value for their rapidly dwindling wild brethren, according to a new study. A new ... Read more...

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Haryana claims first ever captive breeding of vultures


March 26th, 2008 - 11:38 pm ICT by admin
Chandigarh, March 26 (IANS) Haryana Wednesday claimed to have become the first state in the country to successfully breed white-backed vultures in captivity, state's Forests and Tourism Minister Kiran Chaudhary said here. ... Read more...

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International Giant Panda Genome Project launched


March 7th, 2008 - 3:12 pm ICT by admin
Washington, March 7 (ANI): The Beijing Genomic Institute, Shenzhen (BGI-Shenzhen) has announced the launch of an international project aimed at mapping the giant pandas genome."The goal of this project is to ... Read more...

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