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Sunday Article: Clouded Leopard

Sunday article by Mohan Pai

 Clouded Leopard

Neofelis nebulosa

Clouded leopard is not a leopard but a relative of the extinct saber toothed tiger.

It has long been known that the clouded leopard has the longest upper canine teeth for its skull size of any modern carnivore, causing some people to compare the cat with the extinct saber-toothed cat. 682 more words

Sunday Article: Indian Chameleon

Sunday article by Mohan Pai


Chamaeleo zeylanicus

                                     Photo courtesy Amrut Singh, Goa.



The Amazing Chameleon !


Apart from changing colours, it can focus each of the two eyes in different directions and observe… 667 more words

Sunday Article: Pallas's Cat

Sunday article by Mohan Pai

 Pallas’s Cat
 Octocolobus manul

 Pic courtesy: Edinburgh Zoo

An exotic and rare feline, Pallas’s cat is a small size predator of Central Asian mountains, found only in the Ladakh region in India. 639 more words

Sunday Article: Nilgai

Sunday article by Mohan Pai



 Boselaphus tragocamaelus




India’s largest antelope

Hindi word Neelgai (Nilgai) refers to the bluish color of the adult male, and therefore Blue Bull is another name for the animal. 733 more words

Sunday Article: Peacock

Sunday article by Mohan Pai


 Pavo cristatus


The icon of beauty, love & romance

The male Indian peafowl is commonly called Peacock. This gorgeous and majestic bird Peacock, Pavo cristatus is the national bird of India. 1,388 more words

Sunday Article: Seahorse - The Pregnant Male!!!

Sunday article by Mohan Pai









The Pregnant Male !!!

Seahorses are among the only animal species on Earth in which the male bears the unborn young. 1,490 more words

Sunday Article: Coral Reefs - "Living Organisms"

Coral Reefs

“The Living Organisms”


Some of the biodiversity of a coral reef, in this case the Great Barrier Reef, Australia

Called “rainforests of the sea”, coral reefs are living organism and the oldest, most productive ecosystems on earth. 944 more words