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Animals & Wildlife

Assam Cops Seize Elephant For Killing A 14-Year-Old Boy

Jul 16, 2021 Outlook Bureau

The elephant's fate would depend on what the police inquiry reveals.

In Pictures: Leopard Breaks Into Maharashtra School Canteen, Rescued

Jul 09, 2021 Outlook Web Bureau

The rescue operation was carried out successfully by the Maharashtra Forest Department and Wildlife SOS.


Human, Animal, Environment: One Health For All

Human, animal, and environmental health needs to be addressed as a whole – and not in silos.

Leopard Fell Into 20-Foot-Deep Well In Assam, Rescued

Jul 01, 2021 Outlook Web Bureau

Villagers were drawn to the well on hearing the leopard’s roars and on reaching found it struggling to stay afloat.


Assam: 250 Egret Chicks Killed, 55 In Critical Condition As Bamboo Grove Cut In Covid Fear

They select sites for nesting close to human habitations as there would be less risk from predators. But, little did the birds know that humans would turn out to be the predator.

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24 June, 2021

Maneka Gandhi Hurls Abuses At Agra Vet Over Shoddy Surgery On Dog, Audio Leaked

Outlook Web Bureau

The Indian Veterinary Association (IVA) members of Agra protested in the city raising slogans against Gandhi.


19 June, 2021

US: Connecticut Aquarium To Auction Off Chance To Name Three Beluga Whales

Associated Press (AP)

The aquarium hopes to raise USD 4 million at the auction to raise funds to care for its newly arrived beluga whale


14 May, 2021

Suspicion Of Poisoning Rife After 18 Elephants Die In Assam’s Nagaon

Dipankar Roy

A couple of partially cracked and charred trees would indicate that lightning may have been the cause behind the death of the elephants, but all are not convinced.


13 May, 2021

18 Elephants Die As Lightning Strikes In Assam’s Nagaon

Outlook Web Bureau

The incident took place at a hill in the Kundoli proposed reserve forest in the Kathiatoli range on Wednesday night.


04 May, 2021

Eight Lions In Hyderabad Zoo Test Covid Positive

Outlook Web Bureau

The Union Environment Ministry said there was no factual evidence that animals can transmit the disease to humans any further.


29 April, 2021

It’s A Permanent Lockdown For Caged Birds

Radhika Suryavanshi

Forcing birds to live in cramped cages, often all alone, is like sentencing a human being to solitary confinement. They become depressed, fearful, aggressive, and profoundly unhappy. Let’s use this 'Be Kind to Animals' Week to reconsider how we treat birds.


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03 April, 2021

Birth Rate Among North Atlantic Right Whales Highest Since 2015

Associated Press (AP)

The calf count equals the combined total for the last three years which includes the dismal 2018 calving season when scientists saw zero right whale births for the first time in three decades


19 March, 2021

Man Attacked By Lion At Kolkata’s Alipore Zoo, Seriously Injured

Outlook Web Bureau

Alerted by the other visitors at Alipore Zoo, security guards rescued the man and sent him to the SSKM Hospital.


16 March, 2021

Avoiding Human Contact During Covid? This Farm Offers Free Cuddling With Sheep To Beat Loneliness

Outlook Web Bureau

People wanting to spend time with the sheep and cuddle with them can do so free of cost by booking an appointment


15 March, 2021

New Ecological Study Generates Methods To Save Tropical Forest Ungulates

Outlook Web Bureau

The study estimated population densities of five ungulates at both local and landscape scales and explored factors causing the variations in their densities


13 March, 2021

Faceplanting Is My Claim To Fame: Watch Viral Video Of Albatross Landing Straight On Face

Outlook Web Bureau

The video of the faceplanting albatross shows him whipping his legs in the air and trying to stand back on his feet


11 March, 2021

Fear Of Human-Wildlife Conflict, Poaching As Animals Fleeing Simlipal Forest Fire Left Vulnerable

Outlook Web Bureau

A massive fire ripped through vast tracts of Simlipal National Park in Mayurbhanj district and other wildlife habitats nearby, raising concern among wildlife and environmental activists over its possible impact.


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10 March, 2021

Man Sells Snake With 3 Rare 'Smiley' Faces For Rs 4.37 Lakh

Outlook Web Bureau

Justin Kobylka ended up hatching a snake with three yellow smiley face emojis on its scales.


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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