animals

Evolution of Living Beings

There have been so many attempts to understand the human behavior, yet it refuses to come into the grasp or to follow some universal formula. Wise men started to understand it with animals (we being one of them) and the father of Evolution , Charles Darwin, came up with the formula “The species always compete for the resources and those who the fittest among them survive and ready themselves for another competition”. He called it survival of the fittest. It is the nature’s way of weeding out the weaker among the species. This is the way all living beings have… Read More »Evolution of Living Beings

Rhinos: On the Verge of Extinction

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. Handles 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… Read More »Rhinos: On the Verge of Extinction

Animals take drugs when in grief

Man’s penchant for getting drunk is much older than keeping himself clean. I mean the use of alcohol and other substances obtained from plants which give high is much older than the invention of soap for cleaning the body. But it is not only the humans who feel the need to get a high but many animals also are similar. Johann Hari, who is the author of book “Chasing the Scream: The First and Last Days of the War on Drugs” has spent 25 years observing the behaviour of animals when they are alarmed or in grief. He began his research… Read More »Animals take drugs when in grief

Indian Bullfrogs

Indian bullfrog is a large species of frogs. It is inhabitant of mainland Myanmar, Bangladesh, India, Pakistan, Afghanistan, and Nepal. It scientific name is Hoplobatrachus tigerinus. It is also known by the names Indus Valley bullfrog or Indian bullfrog, popular name Asian bullfrog, Asean bullfrog or Asia bullfrog, Here in our area of North India, when the pre-monsoon rains come, the water after quenching the thirst of the parched soil, makes poodles in the troughs. God only knows from where these big frog come. Their croaking fills the air. When they croak their two bulbs swell and contract. They usually fight among themselves for female partners. Yesterday got to see some spectacular… Read More »Indian Bullfrogs

Who is a lemming ?

“We say a person is a lemming if he follows blindly the majority even if it is following a wrong path. Thus by being a lemming, a person abandons his own thinking. In the modern anxiety ridden world, individual stops listening to his own heart and follows the mass thinking.” What are the Lemmings? Lemmings are a variety of rodents found in Arctic areas. There are many myths about these animals. Why this phrase? There are so many myths about these animals. One observation is that their population fluctuates every three four years. When the population explodes, the food becomes… Read More »Who is a lemming ?

Happy to See So Many of them….

They are called Nature’s scavengers. They eat putrid flesh and thus prevent many diseases. But the carcasses they used to clean had done them in since a few years back. The cattles were given declofenac , a medicine for fever and even if a fraction was retained in the flesh of animal, its flesh was like a poison for the vultures. So their number began dwindling, so much so that they became endangered species. In India, i remember of my childhood village days, there was a place outside every village where dead cattle were thrown. Vultures would descend on it… Read More »Happy to See So Many of them….

Equality Between Human Beings is Contrary to Evolution

Equality between members of a species is against the nature’s law of evolution because it is the survival of the fittest. Nature continuously weeds out and eliminate the unfit. Despite the saints or preachers in every faith and all over the globe trying their best to persuade the human beings to be like brothers (equal), disparity is always there. Humans have divided themselves along the lines of region, religions and caste systems. That is why human beings cannot become equal. In fact the desire for superiority over others propels the human progress because to be superior one must strive harder… Read More »Equality Between Human Beings is Contrary to Evolution