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One more point to Slytherin!

If you’re a Harry Potter fan and also a researcher of snakes, the chances are you will be allowed in the House of Slytherin.  No surprises here then that when Harry Potter books lovers discovered a new species of snake, they named him after Salazar Slytherin. A new green pit viper species discovered in a […]

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World’s smallest reptile is less than an inch long!

Madagascar is a land of exotic animals, flora and fauna. Many rare species like the long-necked giraffe weevil, the colourful, cat-sized panther chameleon, and the bright orange-red tomato frogs are found here. And one more rare gem has been added to this list.  Scientists have discovered what may be the smallest reptile on Earth. The […]

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Pets are back at the White House

Donald Trump was the first president in more than a hundred years to not have a pet in the White House. Before him it was James Polk to not have a pet. But the new President Joe Biden is back with the tradition. Biden’s German Shepherds – Champ and Major – have joined the President […]

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This little lizard is a chef, and even has a cookbook!

It seems humans were not the only ones who took to cooking during the pandemic, locked in homes. A lizard took to pots and pans, it loved it so much that now he has a cookbook under his name! Yes, an actual lizard. A one-year-old central bearded dragon, Lenny, has brought out his very own […]

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Ever heard of nine-armed octopus?

Till now we all have known that an octopus has eight arms (two arms and six logs to be precise!), that’s why it’s that name! But one unique octopus was discovered with an extra limb, and he was about to become dinner! A nine-armed octopus caught off Japan’s coast nearly ended up being dinner, until […]

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This goldfish could not live in your bowl

When you think about a goldfish the image that comes to mind is a small sparkly beautiful creature making rounds in a water bowl. But that’s not what a few fishermen saw when they went down a lake in South Carolina. During a routine water quality test in the murky waters of Oak Grove Lake, […]

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World’s loneliest elephant isn’t lonely anymore!

The world’s loneliest elephant, Kaavan, would finally find some friends now that he has been saved and shifted to a sanctuary in Cambodia. The pachyderm had been living in a dilapidated zoo in Islamabad, Pakistan for more than eight years, all alone. The grim conditions of the zoo and his mental status gave him the […]

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GPS to track endangered turtles eggs poachers

How to save an endangered species from poachers? Let them steal the fake ones and track them down with GPS.  While poachers are getting smarter by the day, our scientists too are not far behind. They have come up with a high-tech method to help protect endangered sea turtles. They use fake eggs fitted with […]

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This rat is a hero, and has won awards for his heroism!

Heroes come in all shapes and sizes. And just as in the film Ratatouille as chef Gusteau says, “Anybody can cook,” so can anybody be a hero. Even a rat!  Magawa, an African giant pouched rat, was given a gold medal by the British veterinary charity People’s Dispensary for Sick Animals (PDSA) for his work […]

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Paw Patrol: Let’s show some love to our desi dogs

Prime minister Narendra Modi actually read animal lovers’ minds when he talked about loving Indian breed of dogs during his ‘Mann ki Baat’ programme. Animal lovers were overjoyed when the PM spoke about the beauty and resilience of Indian dogs, and the induction of several indigenous breeds into the Armed Forces. As the prime minister […]