Wild boars, sambar deers, civets, monitor lizards, and even pythons are among the most trafficked animals in Kerala forests.
A lifetime of hardships ended as Rajasthan Forest department secured release of the elephant that was forced to keep moving in spiked chains from villages to towns.
'The synchronisation of birth allows the Giant South American River turtle hatchlings to travel together to the river to start a new journey.'
The near threatened animal is extremely shy and its habitat is dense forests. Only in winter its sighting in the GHNP is possible when it migrates to lower elevations.
The ace wildlife photographer was busy clicking pictures of a lone tusker near a forest road the morning after he reached Thirunelli, and suddenly, something sprang out of the thick wild vegetation from the other side of the road.
It’s a frame of gold clicked after hours of patient and painstaking wait in the dead of night in the heart of wildlife habitat.
A drive along the indescribably beautiful Thamarassery churam (mountain pass) which in itself is a trip for keeps, will take you to the resort.
The field guide covers all mammals, birds, butterflies, dragonflies, reptiles and amphibians of Tamil Nadu, Kerala, Karnataka, Goa, Andhra Pradesh and Telangana.
The bird was spotted by environmental scientists Dharmendra Khandal, Satish Sharma and Harkirat Singh Sangha, working for biodiversity conservation in south Rajasthan.
The cub was suspected to have been abandoned by its mother, but officials spotted the tigress lurking around the Mangala Devi shrine in Periyar Tiger Reserve, nearly a week after it was rescued on November 21.