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Animals & Wildlife

Yearender 2021: 5 Species That Went Extinct This Year

Dec 28, 2021 Outlook Web Desk

Climate change has been making a radical impact on the planet with every year, a host of species vanishing from the earth. This year too, we lost a few. Here's a list.

Manish Sisodia Inaugurates A Veterinary Hospital Renovation Project In Delhi

Dec 27, 2021 Outlook Web Desk

The Delhi government has sanctioned Rs.2 crore for the renovation project and it will be ready in seven months.

All That Breathes | Delhi’s Black Kites, Two Brothers And A Film

'All That Breathes', a documentary by Shaunak Sen on the story of two Delhi brothers fighting to save the city’s black kites, is poised for a world premiere at the Sundance Film Festival 2022.

Nahargarh Wildlife Sanctuary: SC Agrees To Hear Appeal Against NGT Order

Dec 01, 2021 Outlook Web Desk

The Supreme Court Wednesday agreed to hear an appeal by the Department of Archaeology and Museums of Rajasthan and others against the National Green Tribunal (NGT) order directing the state to shut all the restaurants operating in the notified forest area of Nahargarh Wildlife Sanctuary/Nahargarh Fort in Jaipur from today.

Arunachal Pradesh: Rescued Bear Cubs Are Being Readied To Be Released In The Wild

"During the ex-situ walks which are monitored by animal keepers accompanied by a biologist, the young bears learned to forage and gradually developed their wild instincts. Body morphometry and weight were recorded periodically," Basumatary said.

20 November, 2021

Shimla: Forest Department Claims To Have Captured Leopard Which Attacked Kids; Residents Not Sure

Ashwani Sharma

The leopard had killed two kids, including a five-year-old child on November 4 during Diwali celebrations, and a girl of the same age in August.

29 October, 2021

To Save Wildlife And Birds, Ladakh Govt Asks Army To Train Pure-Bred Ladakhi Dogs

Naseer Ganai

Over the years feral dogs have been on a rampage in Ladakh, preying on exotic wildlife species

24 October, 2021

Meet Conservationist Suyash Keshari Who Created India’s First Wildlife OTT Platform

Lachmi Deb Roy

In conversation with wildlife presenter, filmmaker and conservationist Suyash Keshari, the maker of India’s first wildlife OTT platform, ‘Safari with Suyash’ and on how he developed an affection towards tigers and wildlife.

12 October, 2021

Elk Seen Wandering With Tire Around Neck For Two Years Finally Rescued In US

Associated Press (AP)

Wildlife officials in Colorado, US, had to cut off the elk's five-point antlers to remove the encumbrance because they couldn't slice through the steel in the bead of the tire.

07 October, 2021

Congo's Famous Gorilla Ndakasi Dies

Associated Press (AP)

The mountain gorilla's life was featured in shows and the documentary film “Virunga,” and she gained internet fame in 2019 for a photo that featured her standing relaxed on two feet.

07 October, 2021

Tamil Nadu Tiger Hunt Intensifies As Operation To Trap Suspected Man-Eater Enters Day 13

Outlook Web Desk

The operations, to trap the tiger, coded T23, started after it killed four people, two in the gap of 14 days and more than 20 head of cattle in Tamil Nadu.


30 September, 2021

Australian Wildlife Tour Operator Survives Crocodile Attack

Associated Press (AP)

Sean Dearly was attacked on the Adelaide River, renowned for its 'jumping crocodiles' that rise vertically from the water to snatch chicken carcasses dangled from long poles of tourist cruise boats.

10 September, 2021

Odisha Fisherman Nets Super Rare Freshwater Turtle, Rewarded

Outlook Web Desk

International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) identifies the Indian peacock softshell turtle as vulnerable.

09 August, 2021

China's Wandering Elephants May Finally Be Heading Home

Associated Press (AP)

Local authorities have deployed trucks, workers and drones to monitor the elephants, evacuated roads for them to pass safely and used food to steer them away from populated areas

29 July, 2021

'Excellent' Video of 3,000 Blackbucks Crossing Road Leaves PM Modi Impressed

Outlook Web Desk

A breathtaking video of thousands of blackbucks crossing a road in a national park in Gujarat's Bhavnagar district seems to have caught Prime Minister Narendra Modi's eye.

29 July, 2021

World Tiger Day: Big Cats Prosper In India, World's Largest Tiger Range Country

Outlook Web Desk

On World Tiger Day 2021, a look at the improving tiger population in India and their current conservation status.

29 July, 2021

World Tiger Day: Protecting Wild Tigers In Big Cat Countries

Dr. Rajesh Gopal

World Tiger Day 2021: The wild tiger status is suboptimal and almost nearing extinction in the South Asian Region including areas like the South Mekong basin countries like Lao PDR, Cambodia and Vietnam.


16 July, 2021

J&K Govt Bans Slaughter Of Bovine Animals On Eid, Religious Bodies Say Order Unacceptable

Naseer Ganai

The Director Planning, J&K Animal, Sheep Husbandry has issued a letter to commissioners asking to take stringent action against the offenders violating animal welfare laws.

Photo Gallery

A farmer sits near his red chillies at a deserted APMC market, during the weekend curfew imposed by the Karnataka government to curb the spread of COVID-19, in Hubballi.

PTI Photo

Delhi Chief Minister & AAP National Convenor Arvind Kejriwal being welcomed by women supporters during his door-to-door campaign ahead of the Goa Assembly elections, in Goa.

PTI Photo

A health worker collects swab sample of a woman for COVID-19 test, amid concerns over rising Omicron cases, in Gurugram.

PTI Photo

Traffic jam on a road at Shalimar Bagh during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.

PTI Photo/ Shahbaz Khan

The Lajpat Nagar market wears a deserted look during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.

PTI Photo/ Shahbaz Khan

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The Future of Universities: Can India Overcome The Digital Divide?

The pandemic has made it clear that virtual learning is here to stay. In the West, the big question is whether it will dilute the quality of the college experience and education. In India, which grapples with digital divide, the question remains whether this will reach most people at all.

Jan 15, 2022 Saikat Majumdar

Super Immunity, Natural Vaccines, Covid Gods: A Desi Guide To Denying The Pandemic

Even after two years of the Covid-19 pandemic, many 'informed' individuals in India continue to deny the virus with unscientific claims and unfounded data. The latest? Omicron will end the pandemic.

Jan 08, 2022 Rakhi Bose

What Is The Future Of The Liberal Arts In Asia?

Across Asia there are deeply entrenched obstacles to a mode of higher education that is liberal in multiple senses – disciplinary and epistemological but also social and political.

Jan 01, 2022 Saikat Majumdar

Nagaland To Lakhimpur Kheri: Rights, Regimes And Restitutions in Times Of Turbulence

The two incidents in the recent past, one in Mon district of Nagaland and the other at Lakhimpur Kheri in Uttar Pradesh, undermined the core principles democracy and federalism.

Dec 28, 2021 Tanvir Aeijaz