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Animals & Wildlife

Watch: Penguin Saves Himself From Killer Whales By Jumping On Tourist Boat

Mar 09, 2021 Outlook Web Bureau

After getting on board, the penguin happily cruised with the tourists before jumping back into the water

Yellow Penguins For The Win! Photographer Yves Adams Captures Rare Yellow Penguin

Feb 20, 2021 Outlook Web Bureau

If you think black penguins are a treat for the eyes, you would definitely love this rare penguin who ditched the usual black tuxedo for a yellow one!

Scientists Discover Unexpected Animal Life Beneath Floating Ice Shelves In Antarctica

Scientists were thrilled to discover stationary animals like sponges, along with other unidentified animals, such as barnacles or hydroids

Six Elephants Die In 14 Days In Odisha Sanctuary; CM Calls Authorities For Action Plan

Feb 16, 2021 Outlook Web Bureau

Expressing concern over the series of pachyderm deaths, CM Naveen Patnaik directed the Forest officials and Environmentalists to consult experts of the Odisha

Following Study On Snow Leopards In Himachal, Kaza Admin Bans Car Rallies In Sanctuary Area

As most of the car rallies through the snow leopard landscape of the Kibber Wildlife Sanctuary in Spiti valley, the decision to ban such activities holds significance.

07 February, 2021

First-Ever Study On Snow Leopards Shows Its Population In Himachal Has Increased

Ashwani Sharma

In India, the snow leopards are found in Ladakh, Jammu and Kashmir, Sikkim, Uttarakhand, and Arunachal Pradesh.

25 January, 2021

Police Detain Man In Gujarat For Risking His Life To 'Assure Safety' To Crocodile

Outlook Web Bureau

During his questioning, man told officials that he touched the crocodile after a goddess asked him to do so in his dream.

25 January, 2021

Five Men Arrested In Kerala For Killing A Leopard, Eating Its Meat

Outlook Web Bureau

The incident was reported from Mankulam, a small town in Idukki District, which shares its boundaries with forested areas.

24 January, 2021

Kerala: Wild Elephant Tramples Woman Tourist To Death

Outlook Web Bureau

After hearing the trumpeting sound of a wild elephant, the victim and two others came out of their tent and were attacked

23 January, 2021

New York Zoo Welcomes 'Extremely Rare' White Kangaroo; 'Not Your Standard Red'

Outlook Web Bureau

A Facebook post uploaded by the Animal Adventure Park in New York revealed that one of their red kangaroos gave birth to an 'extremely rare' male joey with white fur

23 January, 2021

Elephant Dies Tragic Death After Two Men Throw Burning Object At It In Tamil Nadu

Outlook Web Bureau

The elephant was found dead near a dam in Nilgiri after a burning tyre was hurled at it from a building.


12 January, 2021

Watch Who Wins: Fierce Fight Between Anaconda And Black Jaguar

Outlook Web Bureau

In the interesting video, a green anaconda is seen resisting the attempt of the large black jaguar to drag it to the land.

11 January, 2021

Fearless Dog Forces Lioness To Retreat, Dare Or Scare?

Outlook Web Bureau

'Need this much confidence in life. Dog vs Lion. It also highlights issue of stray dogs & wildlife interaction', wrote IFS Officer

08 January, 2021

Another Environment Crisis? Wildlife Board Gives Approval To Rail Tracks Through Western Ghats

Outlook Web Bureau

The controversial project is expected to involve diversion of 10.45 ha of forest land in Dandeli wildlife sanctuary in Karnataka’s Western Ghats

04 January, 2021

Wild Boar Meat Seized, One Held By Forest Officials In Odisha’s Bhitarkanika National Park


The poacher was arrested on Sunday with the raw meat and animal's hide besides nylon nets used for ensnaring the wild animals

02 January, 2021

No Snake Soup For Hong Kong's Young Snake Catcher

Associated Press (AP)

Meet Hong Kong's youngest registered snake catchers Ken Lee, who strive to release the reptiles back into nature.

27 December, 2020

Assam: Two Elephants Electrocuted To Death


The female elephants, aged 23 and 26, were electrocuted to death after coming in contact with electric fences in Assam's Sivasagar district, officials said


23 December, 2020

World Will Witness 90% Wildlife Loss By 2050 Due To Food Habits

Outlook Web Bureau

The international research team led by the University of Leeds and the University of Oxford revealed that unless the food industry is rapidly transformed, the world faces widespread biodiversity loss in the coming decades

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 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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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