Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Dolphins have Names...

A research has proved that one of the world's most intelligent animals - dolphins too have names. And they aren't given by humans! For the first time ever, researchers have shown how dolphins respond to individual names. The marine mammals use a unique whistle to identify each other and respond when they hear their own call. The research also said that bottleneck dolphins use signature whistles to address an individual animal, just like a name.

The team of researchers followed groups of wild dolphins and recorded their unique signature whistles using a novel signature identification method. They then played back either a computer version of an animal's signature whistle, or control whistles of either unfamiliar animal from a different population or a familiar animal from the same population. Each dolphin only reacted when hearing the computer version of its own signature whistle, but not to other whistles played back to it.

Dolphins are the divine gifts we must preserve. The wildspread killing of Dolphins in Japan and other countries of the world must be stopped with immediate effect. Dolphins are known to be sensitive, loving and caring. They are also helping human beings in many researches giving invaluable information. Such majestic creatures deserve a peaceful life and must be protected.

Source: TOI

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

The Gory Chronicles of Sansar Chand

The most notorious poacher of the world Sansar Chand, who is doing time in jail in India, might be released soon. While he has been in jail, his family members have allegedly been carrying out poaching activities to carry on the rich family business. Here are the details of his atrocities against innocent animals:

In the year 1974, this dreaded poacher was caught with 680 animal skins, including those of tigers and leopards.

In the year 1975, there was a seizure of skin of 35 leopards, 5 tigers, 2 pythons, 1 spotted deer, 1 Indian gazelle and 43 other animals from him.

In the year 1988, there was a seizure of skin of 1998 jackals, 1004 jungle cats, 57 common foxes, 50 red foxes, 45 toddy cats, 25,800 snakes, 19 desert cats, 1 tiger, 5 leopards, 1 wolf and 180 wet jackals from him.

In the year 1990, there was a seizure of skin of 1 tiger, 17 leopards, 74 other animals and 30 kg tiger bones from him.

In the year 1992, there was a seizure of skin of 31 leopards, 1 tiger, 1 tiger cub, 5 crocodiles, 8 jackals, 1 wild hare and 35 mongooses from him.

In the year 1993, there was a seizure of skin of 43 leopards, 6 tigers, 26 tiger cubs, 6 black bucks, 3 fishing cats, 2 leopard cats, 3 clouded leopards, 3 lizards, 2 civet cats, 3 hill foxes, 3 leopard claws, 5 jungle cats, 1 jackal, 1 cheetal, 134 other animals, 4681 kg of sheep wool and 287 kg of tiger bones from him.

In the year 1999, again there was a seizure of 1 tiger skin, 7 other animals and 5 traps from him.

It seems this man was determined to wipe the whole wild life of India out in order to make money. Such murderers of harmless, innocent animals should be put in jail forever so that they can never harm animals ever again. Brutal killing of animals must be stopped immediately and all the poachers must be arrested and given exemplary punishment.

Source: TOI

Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Dog-Owner Bond

According to a new study, the relationship between pet dogs and their owners is strikingly similar to the child-parent bond in humans. Scientists investigated the bond between dogs and their owners and found that the relationship turns out to be highly similar to the deep connection between young kids and their parents.

Domestic dogs have been closely associated with humans for about 15,000 years. The animals are so well adapted to living with human beings that in many cases the owner replaces conspecifics and assumes the role of the dog's main social partner. The relationship between pet owners and dogs is highly similar to the deep connection between young children and their parents.