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‘Bonnet Monkey’ in News

The bonnet macaque also known as zati (Macaca radiata) is a macaque endemic to southern India. Its distribution is limited by the Indian Ocean...

World’s Best Preserved Dinosaur

Scientists have discovered the world’s best-preserved armoured dinosaur, dubbed as the ‘Mona Lisa’ of dinosaurs — in Canada, that dates back about 110 million...

New Species of Dinosaur Discovered

Paleontologists have identified a new species of titanosaurian dinosaur. The new dinosaur is called Shingopana songwensis, derived from the Swahili term "shingopana" for "wide neck";...

18 Biosphere Reserves in India

Biosphere Reserve (BR) is an international designation by UNESCO for representative parts of natural and cultural landscapes extending over large area of terrestrial or...

Mongoose Hair Brushes Seized

The West Bengal Forest Department and Wildlife Crime Control Bureau (WCCB), East wing, seized 32,985 mongoose hair brushes from the Old China Bazaar area...

Smuggling of Indian Star Tortoises

The Directorate of Revenue Intelligence and the Forest Protection Squad in Tamil Nadu have arrested a person for keeping 2515 rare Indian Star tortoises...

New Earthworm Species Discovered in India

Two new primitive species of earthworm were discovered by a team of Indian researchers in the Western Ghats mountain ranges in Kerala. The new earthworm...

100 kg Sea Cucumber Siezed

Tamilnadu coastal marine police has seized about 100 kg of sea cucumber valued at Rs 10 lakh in the international market. Sea cucumbers are a...

‘Shortfin Mako’ Shark Under Threat: Study

The shortfin mako shark (Isurus oxyrinchus), also known as the blue pointer or bonito shark, is a large mackerel shark. It is commonly referred...

New Species of Snake Found in Europe

Scientists have identified a new species of snake in Europe. Based on more than 1,600 snakes, the researchers were able to show that the...

Dinosaur-era Plant Found Alive

A large species of green algae was discovered alive in North America for the first time ever, with the only previous record being fossils...

Survey of Amphibians and Reptiles Conducted

Recently, the survey of amphibians and reptiles was concluded at Periyar National Park and Wildlife Sanctuary. Periyar National Park and Wildlife Sanctuary (PNP) is a protected area...