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<b>WHAT: </b><br><br>Pride of lions <b><br><br>WHERE: </b><br><br>Gir forest, Gujarat Two lionesses and 11 cubs, looking healthy and well-fed, gather at a water hole. The number of lions in Gujarat soared from a mere 160 in 1960 to 411 in 2009

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October 2, 2010


WHAT:

Pride of lions

WHERE:


Gir forest, Gujarat Two lionesses and 11 cubs, looking healthy and well-fed, gather at a water hole. The number of lions in Gujarat soared from a mere 160 in 1960 to 411 in 2009

<b>WHAT: </b><br><br>Blue-eyed frog, or Philautus Neelanetrus <b><br><br>WHERE: </b><br><br>Agumbe, coastal Karnataka The blue-eyed bush frog is one the 12 amphibian species discovered in the Western Ghats in 2009. The region, considered a global biodiversity hotspot, is home to 325 endangered species of birds and animals

Wild things

October 2, 2010


WHAT:

Blue-eyed frog, or Philautus Neelanetrus

WHERE:


Agumbe, coastal Karnataka The blue-eyed bush frog is one the 12 amphibian species discovered in the Western Ghats in 2009. The region, considered a global biodiversity hotspot, is home to 325 endangered species of birds and animals

<b>WHAT: </b><br><br>Wild ass <b><br><br>WHERE: </b><br><br>Rann of Kutch, Gujarat This is the last home of the wild ass in the world with about 2, 839 of them surviving in this barren landscape. The species is known for its free spirit and all attempts to domesticate it have failed

Wild things

October 2, 2010


WHAT:

Wild ass

WHERE:


Rann of Kutch, Gujarat This is the last home of the wild ass in the world with about 2, 839 of them surviving in this barren landscape. The species is known for its free spirit and all attempts to domesticate it have failed

<b>WHAT: </b><br><br>Marmot <b><br><br>WHERE: </b><br><br>Ladakh Sometimes called the Tibetan snow pig, the Himalayan marmot is found in altitudes between 3, 000 and 5, 000 metres. They are not easy to sight as they scoot into their burrows at the first sign of danger

Wild things

October 2, 2010


WHAT:

Marmot

WHERE:


Ladakh Sometimes called the Tibetan snow pig, the Himalayan marmot is found in altitudes between 3, 000 and 5, 000 metres. They are not easy to sight as they scoot into their burrows at the first sign of danger

<b>WHAT: </b><br><br>Bharal, or the Himalayan blue sheep <b><br><br>WHERE: </b><br><br>Hemis National Park, Ladakh The bharal - there are about 4, 000 of them in the national park located at an altitude of 3, 350 metres above sea level - grazes on rich grasses at the higher levels of Hemis. The endangered species is the most important prey of the iconic snow leopard

Wild things

October 2, 2010


WHAT:

Bharal, or the Himalayan blue sheep

WHERE:


Hemis National Park, Ladakh The bharal - there are about 4, 000 of them in the national park located at an altitude of 3, 350 metres above sea level - grazes on rich grasses at the higher levels of Hemis. The endangered species is the most important prey of the iconic snow leopard

<b>WHAT: </b><br><br>Black buck <b><br><br>WHERE: </b><br><br>Blackbuck National Park, Velavadar, Gujarat Once found throughout the country, its largest population is now in Velavadar National Park. This exclusively Indian animal is the most graceful of its kind. The fastest of the Indian antelopes, they move off in a series of leaps and bounds when threatened and then break into a lightening run

Wild things

October 2, 2010


WHAT:

Black buck

WHERE:


Blackbuck National Park, Velavadar, Gujarat Once found throughout the country, its largest population is now in Velavadar National Park. This exclusively Indian animal is the most graceful of its kind. The fastest of the Indian antelopes, they move off in a series of leaps and bounds when threatened and then break into a lightening run

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