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Endangered Himachal pheasant species breeds again


July 4th, 2012 - 12:50 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, July 4 (IANS) Wildlife officials in Himachal Pradesh are euphoric over the resumed breeding of a highly endangered pheasant species.They say all the nine pairs of the western tragopan ... Read more...

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Silver Pheasant’s sex change stuns zoo


April 5th, 2012 - 4:03 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, April 5 (IANS) In a rare and a first-of-its-kind phenomenon, a Silver Pheasant, a bird belonging to the peacock family, has changed its sex from female to a male.Confirming ... Read more...

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Endangered pheasant species recouping (With Image)


August 30th, 2011 - 11:58 am ICT by IANS
Shimla, Aug 30 (IANS) A highly-endangered pheasant species that was hit by a bacterial infection in a Himachal Pradesh pheasantry has been recovering and may start breeding next year, say ... Read more...

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600 farm rabbits die of dog fright


August 19th, 2011 - 3:29 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Aug 19 (IANS) Some 600 rabbits have died of stress after three dogs broke into a farm in eastern China, a media report said.The incident occurred in Haixin village ... Read more...

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Shimla to hold bird chase to log winged residents


April 23rd, 2011 - 5:42 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, April 23 (IANS) A band of ornithologists has entered unique race in this Himachal Pradesh resort town. They will chase birds in the wilderness, an event organiser said here ... Read more...

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Nainital Zoo authorities take steps to protect animals from cold


January 19th, 2011 - 8:26 pm ICT by ANI
Nainital, Jan 19 (ANI): As the temperature dipped across the country, animals in the Pandit Govind Ballabh Pant Zoo in Nainital are being given proteins and mineral in their diet by authorities ... Read more...

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Exotic bird over Rs. 100,000 up for sale in Jaipur


August 5th, 2010 - 8:52 pm ICT by ANI
By Lokendra SinghJaipur, Aug 5 (ANI): An increasing number of bird lovers in Jaipur city are getting drawn to buy exotic birds unmindful of their high prices.The residents are showing interest in ... Read more...

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How did rare pheasants die at Himachal centre?


May 7th, 2010 - 9:19 am ICT by IANS
Shimla, May 7 (IANS) Conservation officials are in a bit of a tizzy in Himachal Pradesh. With two fully grown Western tragopans dying within a week of each other, a project to ... 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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Prince Philips succumbs to call of nature at royal shooting party


November 3rd, 2008 - 5:49 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov 3 (ANI): Prince Philip, who has a long history of provoking embarrassing moments, found himself in another jiffy after getting caught short on a shooting party.The 87-year-old royal was ... Read more...

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Pub that barters drinks in exchange of rabbits, fish!


August 11th, 2008 - 7:12 pm ICT by ANI
London, Aug 11 (ANI): A local pub in Cambridge is offering to people a chance to buy drinks in exchange of homegrown fruit, vegetables, and even rabbits and fish.The barter system ... Read more...

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Eggs hatch! Out come two little western tragopans


July 1st, 2008 - 10:27 am ICT by IANS
By Vishal Gulati Shimla, July 1 (IANS) For the second successive year, five pairs of the highly endangered western tragopan laid eggs in captivity at a pheasantry in Himachal Pradesh and - to ... Read more...

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Lucknows pheasant shows signs of sex change!


April 6th, 2008 - 6:37 pm ICT by admin
By Kamna MathurLucknow, April 6 (ANI): People at the Lucknow zoo are startled after learning about a Silver female pheasant that has started to show signs of gender change here. Many ... Read more...

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Heavy snowfall upsets Kashmir wildlife


March 2nd, 2008 - 10:03 am ICT by admin
By Binoo Joshi Jammu, March 2 (IANS) Many rare animal and bird species have recorded a population increase in Jammu and Kashmir over the years, but heavy snowfall this winter has affected wildlife ... Read more...

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Nainitals High altitude zoo gaining popularity among tourists


January 7th, 2008 - 9:12 pm ICT by admin
Nainital (Uttarakhand), Jan.7 (ANI): The high altitude zoo in Nainital, situated at 2,075 meters above the sea-level, is fast becoming a major fascination for tourists visiting the picturesque region. Bharat Ratna Pt. Govind ... Read more...

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Vice-President Cheney to go bird hunting in Hudson Valley


November 14th, 2007 - 2:57 am ICT by admin
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