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Tigress Avni, blamed for 13 deaths, killed in Maharashtra

Maharashtra's Tigress Avni killed last night. The 5-year-old Tigress was shot dead in cold blood, without tranquilizing efforts.Sarita, Petitioner speaks to Mirror Now; says this case has highlighted everything that is wrong with our archaic wildlife laws.

World Sparrow Day: Bird lovers keep their relationship alive with these near-extinct avian

Sparrows are slowly but steadily disappearing from cities, with Bengaluru being no exception. And as these little birds become more and more elusive for humans, TOI captured a few of them in various hues on the occasion of World Sparrow Day. There are some lucky homes that still attract the little birds that were once found commonly in Bengaluru. These bird lovers, who feed sparrows on terrace and balcony of their houses with food and water, are keeping alive the relationship (between human being and nature). World Sparrow Day was first observed in 2010 when members of the Nature Forever Society started communicating the need to save these tiny birds with national and international organisations.

How whales became biggest animals on Earth

Whales - the largest animals on the planet - evolved to gigantic sizes only nearly 2-3 million years ago as a result of changes in the distribution of their food in the oceans, according to a new study.

Panambur beach mulls night safari

A beach sleepover party organised in Panambur, Karnataka has become the next big tourism idea. Its clean and sandy shores have proved to be a big USP and attracts a lot of visitors. Stifling humidity, chill and mosquito bites are a few of the problems faced during the night beach safari.

Kanpur Zoo set to soon welcome new animals

Soon the visitors to the Allen Forest (Kanpur zoo) will get a chance to see fox and clouded leopard.

In the killer cyclone 'HudHud' that devastated Visakhapatnam, the irony is that a large number of 'HudHud' birds have also perished. For ornithologists, bird watchers and wildlife lovers, this has become a cause of concern.

The region’s tigers migrate great distances overcoming obstacles like canals and dangers like roads, rail lines, and open wells, mentions a latest report of the Wildlife Conservation Trust.

Centre forms National Board for Wildlife, flouts norms

The Narendra Modi government has approved the National Board for Wildlife (NBWL), which according to experts has flouted the norms laid down in the Wildlife Protection Act.

Dolphin chokes to death on plastic off Gujarat coast

The pollution in the sea is taking a heavy toll on the marine life along the coast.Latest in the series of tragedies is death of the 14-foot-long dolphin that choked to death after swallowing plastic.

Bird lovers in Marathwada are having a good time spotting several feathered friends at the water bodies in Marathwada, though there has been a drop in the Greater Flamingo numbers this year.

Tiger reserves to mark World Wildlife Day today

World Wildlife Day will be celebrated with several programmes about fauna and flora in Pench, Melghat and Tadoba tiger reserves on March 3.

Poachers blamed for killing Gir lion cub

Poachers blamed for killing Gir lion cub

A 5-month-old lion cub was killed for its nails and bones by poachers on the outskirts of Gir Wildlife Sanctuary near Liliya in Amreli district, forest wardens said.

Breeding centre for black tiger shrimps inaugurated in Andamans

In a move to bolster shrimp production in the country, a breeding and domestication facility of black tiger shrimps was opened in South Andamans on Friday.

Kaziranga loses another rhino, horn chopped off

Kaziranga loses another rhino, horn chopped off

An adult rhino was killed by a group of suspected militants at Kaziranga National park on Sunday evening.The pachyderm's horn was chopped off before forest staff reached the spot.

Govt ropes in agency to study jumbo habitat

The state government on Saturday roped in a private agency to conduct a "carrying capacity" study of elephants to ensure a sustainable habitat for the jumbos, sources said.

Lion run over by goods train near Amreli

In yet another incident, Asiatic lion was run over by a container train near Bhambhar village in Savarkundla taluka of Amreli district on Saturday morning.

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