Tag: India

Meet the Jackie Chan gecko

Did you know that the lizards in the Western Ghats mountain region of India do their own stunts?  The Western Ghats are called a biodiversity hotspot for species of lizards and amphibians because there are so many endemic species there, meaning species found there and…

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Tree bridges help hoolock gibbons in India

A female hoolock gibbon photographed in the Hoollongapar Gibbon Sanctuary. Image by Miraj Hussain via Wikimedia Commons (CC BY-SA 4.0). There is only one type of ape in India, the hoolock gibbon. Several families of hoolock gibbons live in Hoollongapar Gibbon Sanctuary in India’s northeastern state of…

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Some bees drink sweat and tears

Bee news update! In India, a type of bee belonging to a group called Lisotrigona has been observed feeding on something that might seem a little unusual: the sweat and tears of humans. This feeding behavior has a special name: Feeding on sweat is called…

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Meet the Moth-ers: Pritha from India

Who are the Moth-ers? Lovers of moths, that’s who! In this series, we meet some moth-ers from around the world. We’ll learn why moths are interesting and how everyone can enjoy their beauty. Hopefully you’ll be inspired to get outside and go mothing yourself! From…

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Hi, I’m a wagtail

Our friends at Mongabay India have created this fantastic video, all about a little bird called the grey wagtail.  In winter this migratory bird flies from the upper Himalayas to warmer areas, like Valparai in south India. That’s a big journey! Click below to learn more…

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