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Saturday, July 4, 2009

Leopard Attach people in Dehradun (July 1 )




Dehradun , July 1 Panic gripped the city today after a leopard strayed into a residential area and injured nine people, forest officials said here.
The leopard is roaming around in Kotra Santur and Premnagar localities and has injured nine people since morning, they said.

Eight of the injured have been admitted to the government Doon Hospital while one person whose condition is stated to be serious has been referred to a nearby private hospital.

A team of forest officials have reached the area to catch the beast, they said, adding that a cage has been put up for the purpose.

Friday, May 8, 2009

National Geographic Animal News

Animal News

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See boxer crabs, "flying" squid, a fish with a mouthful of babies, and other stars of a marine science school's annual amateur underwater-photo contest.

May 7, 2009
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For decades, scientists have been unable to explain the annual disappearance of the world's second biggest shark. Now, answer in hand, experts are "really blown away."

May 7, 2009
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Given away by bird poop on his socks, a man was charged Tuesday in California with smuggling exotic Asian songbirds from Vietnam into the United States.

May 6, 2009
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Toxic gases have been continually erupting from the fast-growing Pacific volcano since 2004, a new expedition reveals. But some odd new animals seem to like it just fine.

May 6, 2009
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The European Parliament has voted to ban the import of seal products, mainly from Canada, in an effort to stop that country's annual seal hunt—angering some Canadian fishers and Inuit people. Warning: graphic video.

May 06, 2009
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As if global warming isn't giving us enough to worry about, now scientists say it could lead to bigger—and possibly more—spiders of at least one hairy species.

May 5, 2009
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The surprise find doubles the number of frogs and other amphibians in the island country, and suggests "the century of discoveries has only just begun," scientists say.

May 5, 2009
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Two tiny new species of frogs, including the "extremely shy" tiny toadlet, have been discovered in a species-rich region of Australia.

May 4, 2009
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In India's Sundarbans region, tiger-human conflicts are on the rise as tiger habitat and prey disappear and as rising seas push humans into tiger territory. Video.

May 04, 2009
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After a factory had found a 40-million-year-old whale fossil in a limestone kitchen counter, researchers investigated the stone's fossil-packed quarry, which could shed light on the origins of African wildlife. Video.

May 4, 2009
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Evolving faster than any other new rabies virus on record, the bat-centered strain has mutated to become contagious among skunks and now foxes, experts believe--prompting fears that the virus may begin spreading rapidly.

May 4, 2009
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The fossils, which contain the only known extinct seahorse species, shed light on the mystery of how the poor swimmers were able to disperse across the globe, scientists say.

May 4, 2009
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Around the country, sting operations using animal decoys are saving wildlife from being illegally killed or captured for the pet trade.

May 1, 2009
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Swine flu started sweeping the globe, a unique Roman artifact was unearthed, and a baby gorilla was found in an animal trafficker's suitcase, as seen in this week's selection of the best news pictures.

April 30, 2009
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Even though no cases of swine flu have been found in Egypt—in pigs or humans—the government has ordered an estimated 300,000-plus pigs slaughtered as a swine flu precaution.Video.

April 30, 2009
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