Friday, July 20, 2018

Gangetic Dolphin

Scientific name: Plantanista gangetica

aquatic black and white dolphin fun

Zoologist have divided the Dolphin into two parts as Gangetic Dolphin and Indus Dolphin. There are 10 species of Dolphin found in India, Nepal ,China,USA and Brazil. Among the 10 species of Dolphin the Gangetic Dolphin, Chinese River Dolphin, Indus River Dolphin and Amazon Dolphin are fresh water living ones. Gangetic Dolphins are found in rivers of India, Nepal and Bangladesh.

Brown Bear

Scientific name: Ursus arctos

zoo bear
There are 8 different species  of Bear in the world one is this Brown Bear which is found to be  distributed in Nepal, India, Bhutan, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Tibet, Europe and North America.The male Brown Bear is 210cms-245cms long and female is a bit short than male. They weighs about 100-200 kgs and have a height of 1.5m-1.7m. It is listed in CITES Appendix-I and IUCN Red Data Book.

Black Buck

Scientific name- Antelope cervicapra

At present Black Buck is confined only to India and Nepal. There are 4 species of Black Buck present in this two countries. The male have two rounded horns and the horn does not shed every year and is not hollow also. They are usually 45 cms-50 cms long and have a height of 80cms -90cms. it is listed in CITES Annex-III and Red Data Book IUCN due to its low number and distribution.

Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Bengal Tiger

Scientific name: Panthera tigris
orange and black bengal tiger walking on green grass field during daytime
Bengal tiger is found only on 5 countries Nepal, India, Bangladesh, Myanmar and Bhutan. The male tiger weighs about 180 Kgs  to 280 Kgs  with the length of 150 cms to 300 cms and tail 60 cms  to 110 cms, the female tiger weighs 115 kgs to 185 kgs.  The tiger is yellow- golden colored.The life span of the Bengal tiger is recorded to  be 15 to 20 years. The number of the Bengal  tiger is very low than couple of decades ago but the recent records has shown increasing trend in Nepal and India.