Animals

learning from the bonobos

Learning to Share from the Bonobos

Over the years man has been learning from animals, especially in the field of defense, like the stealth bomber gets it looks from the stingray, or martial arts like the Shaolin Kung Fu was developed by watching the way animals engage each other. Throughout history if we have been learning from animals to design weaponry, then why not also pick up the good things like caring and sharing. Like the B... »

Safari at A’Famosa’s Animal World

Woken up by the hotel’s morning alarm, I forced myself out of bed and got into the bus to start our program for the second day of our journey. Our first stop was at A’Famosa Resort, which is located in the vicinity of Alor Gajah, Malacca, and it encompasses 1,300 acres of land. It is a destination in itself, featuring Animal World, Water World, Cowboy town, Equestrian club, hotel, golf... »

You Are What You Read

Most people would have perhaps heard the story of Guillermo Habacuc Vargas, a Costa Rican artist who is known for his work “Eres lo que lees” (“You Are What You Read”). That is an extremely profound name for his display, a starving dog. In August 2007 he had an exhibition in a gallery of Managua (Nicaragua), he got some local street children to hunt a street dog, tied it wi... »

Tata’s Port to Obliterate Endangered Turtles

Tata the company I have a love hate relationship with, I love the Tata Air Car and I hate the Tata Indicom Broadband Service, but now the Tata’s are up to something much bigger. With the present climatic changes becoming prominent and the need to respect mother nature the Tata Steel company is not paying heed to the thousands of concerned citizens in India. The Tatas are going ahead with a S... »

Nature’s Best Photography 2007 Winners

Makgadikgadi Pans, Kalahari Desert, BotswanaGrand Prize: Burchell’s Zebras “The Kalahari Desert covers most of southwestern Africa and is part of the largest sand basin in the world. On the eastern fringe of the Kalahari lie the Makgadikgadi Pans, which in turn are among the world’s biggest saltpans. For most of the year the Kalahari Desert remains a desolate region of dust, skel... »

Animal Cruelty in Chinese Zoos

If a nation is great enough to host the Olympic Games then it should be great enough to be able to protect its animals. Not in China, which has always had a pathetic record when it came to animal cruelty. Things haven’t changed much there. Below are few horrific examples of cruel animal treatment which are performed blatantly in Zoos. The so-called ecological natural park, Badaling Safari Pa... »

Protect Elephants from Captivity

Living in a crowded city like Mumbai can get very frustrating for us, the crowd and the lack of space gets to everyone, what about animals? Imagine what an elephant, which is the largest land animal alive today, moving around on the streets of Mumbai? Elephants are used in Mumbai to help people make money begging. We recently happened to see one during peak-hour traffic and it was quite dishearten... »

Wildlife SOS for Sloth Bears

A former colleague brought to my notice a very heart-rending initiative run by Wildlife SOS, a non-profit organisation, which works in the field of Wildlife rescue and Rehabilitation. One of their main project is the rescue and rehabilitation of ‘dancing bears’. Have you seen a dancing bear before? A dancing bear is a sloth bear that has been taken from her mother (she is shot) at the ... »

Animal Poaching in India

A friend of mine visited the Kanha National Park in Madhya Pradesh, in 1995 and went there again in Jan 2006. There were very few not even half, in 5 days I stayed there I dint see a single bison (Indian wild buffalo, Gaur) and earlier there were herds of them. We did not spot a single Sloth Bear, even though there were Deer’s spotted the numbers have drastically gone down. Including the bara sing... »