It is a species of large owls found in india. They are very rare in our area in Punjab. I was lucky to spot this beautiful owl in a forest near my village.
As such, it chooses its roost so cleverly that it completely camouflage itself. Only sometimes it is noticed by crows , treepies and babblers who make a hell of noise near it and force it to fly away. Only during one such cacophony I spotted it. After many unsuccessful efforts finally I was able to photograph it.
Rhinos or more accurately Rhinoceros are in the danger of becoming extinct. They are hunted for their horns due to their supposed healing and aphrodisiac properties. The horns were sold as trophies and also used in Chinese medicine. Handle of ornamental daggers called Jambiyas are made from the horns.
There are 5 species of Rhinos
Black Rhinos: 5055 left
Sumatran Rhinos: 100 left
Javan Rhinos: 35-44 left
Northern White Rhinos: 2 both females
Southern White Rhinos
Major areas where the Rhinos are found are South Africa, Namibia, Zimbabwe and Kenya
These animals are herbivores. They are often accompanied by oxpeckers who sit on the Rhinos back and eat the harmful bugs hanging on the skin of rhino.