Scientists tell us that as much as up to 90 per cent of plants in the tropical forests could be dependent on birds and animals for the dispersal of their seeds.
According to sources, a local school teacher in Chandbali block of Bhadrak district rescued the unique yellow colour turtle weighing about 2 kg.
Galaxy frog, which was first spotted in 1878, has been selected as a flagship species for conservation in Mathikettan Shola National Park in Idukki in early June this year.
There has been a huge drive in establishing a relatively complete system of nature reserves, which protects large areas of natural ecosystems systematically and completely.
Experts are continuing to work on plans to guide the elephants' migration, and precaution measures have been taken to ensure the safety of both the animals and local residents.
According to the Zoo officials, the Zoo had sent samples of 11 lions to the ICAR-National Institute of High Security Animal Diseases (NIHSAD), Bhopal.
World Crocodile Day was celebrated Thursday to raise awareness about the need to save these endangered species from extinction.
Additional anti-poaching camps and manpower are being deployed for strengthening the security and patrolling besides conservation of the new National Park.
Raju, a resident of Paruthumpara in Kottayam, has been one with nature for the past 16 years.
The Supreme Court had earlier given its approval to introduce African cheetahs to suitable habitats in India on an experimental basis.