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Indian Wildlife: An Overview

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Written by Balaji Loganathan.

SPECIAL EDITION -2

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Akshita Jain is currently doing her B.tech from IIT Guwahati. She loves to capture wildlife and macro and is a self taught photographer. Akshita has been to various forests including Kanha, Pench, Satpura and Pobitora. She along with her family adopts a wild animal each year and has so far cherished 10 animals including a white tiger, a leopard, two pythons, and a sloth bear as a part of her family. Akshita wishes to work for wildlife conservation and become an Indian forest service officer in future.

Arvind Karthik B Nature and Wildlife Photographer- His photos have been chosen as Best of Wild India. Arvind has been involved in various wildlife conservation activities across Karnataka. His love for Big Cats has been surreal with his popular tag line "The Future of Wildlife is in our hands�.

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Image // By RAVINDRA SINGH DAHIYA These animals bring us a powerful message. "These are the creatures of the forest and may their forests remain wild forever." Man-Animal Conflict is rising in India and as a result a lot of Tigers died in 2018. But there's infinite hope when you look into their eyes, a hope for Survival. T-19 Krishna's Cub photographed early morning in Zone-4 of Ranthambore National Park after too many failed attempts of tracking them. We tracked them in Aadi Daant area and then at Aadi Daant but all we found were pugmarks. Mother and cubs were there in Nullah but not visible from the Lambi Top. As we peered down in the Nullah we found all the 3 cubs sitting in the thicket.

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Contents

PHOTO: NALIMELA ARUN KUMAR

On the Cover: Royal Bengal Tiger from Ranthambhore – Sandesh Guru

● Photo feature

●Storyteller

40. Photo of the Month: Surya R

15. Spot -bellied Eagle-owl

● Quick’s Facts

16. Journey to the Rainforest

45. WITNESS OF THE ANCIENT WORLD

25. Storyline: COTIGAO WS

● People

46.Species-Focus: Merlin

32. Special Interview: Talk with Vivek Menon

48.Online Discussion – Aarzoo Khurana Image: Peacock.

36. Wildlife in Art: Pragya Sharma

Back Cover Page: ANKIT SHUKLA

38. Outlook of Wild India

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Now in this Edition I want to show the beauty of Wild India - how India has varieties of birds & animals. I have tried my best to put needed information about species and their habitat distribution in this issue. In this Edition Photos are mostly featured from Himalayas, Bharatpur, SGNP and Cotigao WS etc.

(EDITOR ) DEVESH KUMAR

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THE LAST LEOPARDS OF INDIA -

DEVESH KUMAR (WILDLIFE RESEARCHER)

Time has now come to save these beautiful creatures and also need protection to save them”. I love leopards in comparison to other animals. I love them more in comparison to tigers and Asiatic lions. I read Kenneth Anderson books “Tales from the Indian Jungle” is one of them. Leopards are killed by people presently more due to human – animal conflicts. We have to work together to save these adorable species like we are doing for Tigers and Asiatic lions. Every Species plays its part to maintain ecological balance. Due to deforestation and movement of people to their habitat, they are badly affected. Leopards are the pride of our nation. Their habitats are shrinking day by day due to movement of people into forests or jungles. Remember Rudyard Kipling mentioned black leopard Bagheera in the jungle of Seoni Madhya Pradesh in his famous novel “The Jungle Book” but now if you want to see black leopards you have to visit Kabini, you can see them in Tadoba too. Even scientists have found black leopard in Pakke Tiger Reserve in Arunachal Pradesh. They are truly the pride of our Country. They really remind us the beautiful Wildlife of India. India is a beautiful country rich in flora and fauna. You can see Snow Leopards in Ladakh and also in Spiti valley of Himachal Pradesh. I did not want to write article’s name “The Last Leopards of India” but due to their continuous habitat ‘s destruction we may lose them one day that’s why we have to work for conservation of them, So our future generation can see them with their naked eyes and do research on them like we are doing . It’s a voice of leopards from all over Indian jungles to save them. I highlight some major issues in this article to save them we have to keep stories of Kenneth Anderson - alive forever in our jungles.

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On the Cover – Sandesh Guru

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An 1100 years old fort adds on to the beauty of Ranthambhore Tiger reserve as it is situated right in the heart of the reserve. Often most of the photographers have a dream frame of clicking the tiger in a natural history monument. This was a dream come true moment but unfortunately the battery in my camera drained out with no space left on the card. What next? My phone was the savior!! Arrowhead Atop the fort wall of JOGI MAHAL gate! 11

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The Lion Tailed Macaque (Macaca silenus) is endemic to the Western Ghats of India of the tropical Rainforest found in three states of India – Karnataka, Kerala and Tamil Nadu. They are classified as Old World Monkey. Habitat – Semi – Evergreen | Dense Evergreen jungles in Upper Canopy In Hindi: Singh / Sher Pooch Bander Color - Black / Grey IUCN – Endangered - Schedule – 1 (IWPA) TEXT: DEVESH KUMAR

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Early in the morning with the chirping of birds around 7:30am, me and my uncle were wandering in forest in a car along the road and we just saw a peafowls but they disappeared as they realised that we were there. After some time when we were in the middle of some trees, some distance away from that site we heard their calling and we stopped. Got ourselves out of the car and we saw that a those beautiful peafowls were crossing a road so carefully as if they need to reach somewhere on time.

LOCATION: OUTSKIRTS OF CHANDRAPUR, MAHARASHTRA MAMLA FOREST RESERVE MUL ROAD. PHOTO : SWARNIL KOKULWAR / / EXPLORE WILD INDIA APP .

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Bird : The Jungle Babbler (Argya striata) Location : Kheoni Wildlife Sanctuary, Dewas Credited by French Scientist - Charles Dumont de Sainte Croix in 1823

Genus: Argya | Class : Aves Distribution : Indian Subcontinent

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Journey to the Rain forest of the Western Ghats BALAJI LOGANATHAN

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Journey into the rain forests of the western Ghats in search for something that India`s Greatest untold Mysteries

Image : Balaji Loganathan Daring into a dense jungle in the middle of the night, where creepy venomous Malabar Pit viper’s & other native snakes rules the rain forest . While we started walking the forest trail at night as the dark thunder clouds wrapped the whole sky covering the moon ; On our trails were full of busy frogs crocking everywhere, Bombay bush frog in his usual call (similar to of a busy typewriter typing) & Wrinkled frog to blowing continuous short whistles to call out there mates!. With a slight drizzle & gentle breeze uplift the whole scene at that night revealed the beautiful hill station called Amboli; situated in high altitude of Maharashtra region.

Since this monsoon rains have started late (post 20th July) which the worrying pattern for the last 6 years; Rains were into its full sharp spells everyday. I was accompanied by my friend Mr. Kaka bhise, who is an expert in herping & Marco Photography, willing to help us to find the worthy patch of Amboli in the deep woods... The previous day downpour has turned the forest to Green carpets with silky streams flowing across everywhere was a truly a heaven on earth. Negotiating the slippery slopes and surviving in the Heavy sharp spells with right mixture of moisture in the air was the perfect setting to witness this rare phenomena & This was the incomparable beauty of western Ghats. 17

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The Night was fast falling & after walking few minutes later! while crossing the main smooth flowing stream we happened to witness the wrinkled frog protecting the eggs from their predators; with on & off play of rain shower`s we reached the spot & switched off our torch,soon our eyes started getting accustomed to the darkness in the forest.. In complete darkness slowly, we could see the magic in front of our eyes, finally a caecilian emerges from forest floor During Monsoon, these torrent rain drench the forest completely, which rise to a mysterious scape, only this time we were able to record this species, first time for this season Which is rarely reported only in few patches of western Ghats in India.. I`m really happy & blessed to witness this.

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Collared Owlet with Leiothrix kill IMAGE: SNEHA TAMHANKAR Name: Collared Owlet Scientific name: Glaucidium brodiei Conservation status: Least Concern Higher classification: Pygmy owls Rank: Species Family: Strigidae Location: Sattal Uttarakhand

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Bhadra Tiger reserve in the monsoon of 2018 was a delight for the eyes. The rain drops took

forever to touch the ground due to the high canopy everywhere. The rains were early that year, and greenery soon filled every corner. It was hard to believe that it was the same forest which was bone dry just a few months ago. One such day, the sublime light penetrated through the canopy and directed me to something unique, to someone who's overlooked the most in the forest. A stag deer stood only on its hind legs reaching for the food high up in the air. " PRAJWAL DHANANJAY | EXPLORE WILD INDIA APP 21

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CONSERVATION TOPIC

Sucide or Murder ? -

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A baby alexandrine parakeet tangled up to death in a deadly manjha used for kite flying festival in India. Fortunately with the help of fire fighters and local bird friends managed to save other chicks hanging from kites n threads over trees . Plight of many birds after the festival of kite flying in India . Although apart from the hooligans there are also many people working upright for rescuing and not neglecting these life forms . My salute and highest respect for those who choose birds over kites and showed that kindness is a choice and we can't stake lives for our fun . Take a bow all the bird rescue and helping folks . God bless .

Scientific name: Psittacula eupatria Conservation status: Near Threatened Family: Psittaculidae Genus: Psittacula | Class - Aves Higher classification: Rose-ringed Parakeets

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"It was the foggy morning of 27th of August 2018, I and my friend Abhi was on a Bike Ride from our hometown to Tadkeshwar Mahadev Temple via Lansdowne. This temple is basically dedicated to Lord Shiva. This temple is located in Pauri Garhwal District of Uttarakhand state at about 1800m height. This is completely surrounded with Devdar (Pine) trees. As we both reached the temple and parked our bikes, we saw a huge group of monkeys roaming in the temple premises. As this temple is located at the middle of the dense forest, so one can find a huge numbers of monkeys here. As I started clicking pictures of the temple, a monkey snatched my bag of Prasad and took Prasad from that and retuned the bag. As this incident happened, I saw that a monkey is laying and eating Prasad on a big flat stone which is used by the devotees to break the tendon coconut. I quickly captured that moment and the result is the one of my best click till the date. This was a completely amazing and unforgettable experience for me which I encountered that day." -AMIT SINGH BHANDARI

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Explore Cotigao The Greater Racket-tailed Drongos are medium sized birds having distinctive elongated outer tail feathers with webbing restricted to the tips as can be seen from this photograph. These birds are conspicuous in the forest habitats. It was a cool November morning, with me walking through the dense green cover of the forest at Cotigao Wildlife Sanctuary in South Goa, and one of these racket-tailed Drongos caught my attention with its distinctive tail, but within a couple of seconds, the bird flew away. I began walking into the dense forest in the direction that I saw the Drongo fly. It took some walking to track down this beautiful and unique bird, with caution at each step, so as to not scare away the bird with any abrupt movements or sounds of my trekking shoes. Finally, to my delight, I got to sight this amazing scene with these two Greater Racket-tailed Drongos perched together in perfect sync and harmony; Nature at its best. COTIGAO WILDLIFE SANCTUARY Scientific name: Dicrurus paradiseus

Conservation status: Least Concern

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Hunt- This was shot in the dragging a monitor lizard into the bushes while the lizard struggled ADVT

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A - Outlook

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Photo by JY Bros at Sanjay Gandhi National Park (Naja Naja)

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Campus Wildlife

It was a lucky evening on the golden hour of Jan1st 2019 when the tiger comes out to quench its thirst and giving me one of the best New Year gift a wildlife photographer can ever get from the Mother Nature. ARVIND KARTHIK B | EXPLORE WILD INDIA APP

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Nature  Wildlife  Conservation  Discover ADVT Wildlife SOS was established in 1995 by a small group of individuals inspired to start a movement and make lasting change to protect and conserve India’s natural heritage, forest and wildlife wealth. Today, the organization has evolved to actively work towards protecting Indian wildlife, conserving habitat, studying biodiversity, conducting research and creating alternative and sustainable livelihoods for erstwhile poacher communities or those communities that depend on wildlife for sustenance.

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The Himalayan musk deer is found in coniferous jungles of the Western Himalayas. They can easily see at Kedarnath Wildlife Sanctuary as well as in the jungles of Sikkim. -

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World Trending TALK WITH VIVEK MENON EXPLORE WILD INDIA APP SOCIETY GROUP MEDIA

Vivek Menon talks about himself & wildlife, Recently Vivek Menon has been Interviewed By Explore Wild India‘s Editor Devesh Kumar.

Image: Vivek Menon | Thattekad Bird Sanctuary

1. How do you see India as Wildlife Country? India is one of the richest countries in wildlife in the world. People think of Africa as a continent when you talk of wild animals or the Amazon when you talk of forests but India has 65 % of the wild tigers and Asian elephants, 85% of the Asian rhinos and 100% of the 32

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Asian lions besides 1300 bird species and an amazing landscape that spans the Himalayas to coral islands, rain forests to deserts. It is a magnificent heritage.

2. How do you see Dudhwa as a Wildlife Zone?

Image: Vivek Menon | Andaman and Nicobar Islands

Dudhwa has a grand history of being a wonderful wild place on our Nepal border. It was the queen of the Terai when Billy Arian Singh gifted it to the Indian state. Today it has great human pressures, but nothing that a determined administration or a good officer cannot solve. In fact I am. Spending some days in Dudhwa in a week or so.

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3. GHNP or Rajaji which one you will select to Photograph Wild Animals? That depends so much on what you want to photograph. If it is wild goat or alpine birds or stunning landscapes it is GHNP; if it is elephants it is Rajaji.

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4. What is your opinion about Indian Wildlife Conservation? I think it has overall been a great success story despite human pressures governmental lack of will in many cases and the inexorable rise of economic activity. That shows the ethic of the people of India coupled with wisdom of the first leaders of the country

5. Tell us about Your Book (Indian Mammals: A Field Guide)? The Indian Mammals book has been done twice over. I first wrote a book called the Mammals of India for Dorling Kindersley and Penguin 15 years ago which sold over 10,000 copies and was translated into two languages. Then a few years ago I redid it completely covering all the species and taking identification up to sub specific level. This I did for Dorling Kindersley. As a companion I also brought out the Secret World of Indian Mammals for children. All of this has already sold three reprints and I am now working on a Second Edition there will also be a pair of books for adults and children on the Nature Reserves of India coming out next year.

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VIVEK MENON ED & CEO, WILDLIFE TRUST OF INDIA SR ADVISOR TO PRESIDENT IFAW CHAIR ASESG IUCN SSC

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Wildlife in Art

ArtWork by – Pragya Sharma | Red Panda

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Meyer 1794

Conservation Status – Vulnerable

The Indian Leopards - (Panthera Pardus fusca) Widely distributed – on the Indian Subcontinent. In 1794, German Scientist Friedrich Albrecht Anton Meyer found or explored a black panther from India. He named it -Felis fusca. 37

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Outlook of Wild India

It was afternoon and I was busy clicking a flock of Malabar Pied hornbills in the beautiful forests of Dandeli. As I finished, I saw this Mother Langur sitting quietly with her infant. As if she was sitting there quietly contemplating about her life. Surrounded by greenery, she spent a peaceful time for nearly hour in the woods & then disappeared into the forest. IMAGE: AMEYA MARATHE | EXPLORE WILD INDIA APP POPULATION – DECREASING

STATUS – SCHEDULE – 2 OF WILDLIFE PROTECTION ACT 1972

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Truly wild from the Singalila National Park - one of the most beautiful bird of the region. The flashy red with blue, black, and white spots can never hide from the eyes irrespective of the dense forest. Was one of my dreams to sight; but was lucky enough to get a record shot on the Sandakphu trek route. SINGALILA NATIONAL PARK, WESTBENGAL, INDIA Status – Schedule – 1 of Wildlife Protection Act 1972 Scientific name: (Tragopan satyra) Linnaeus, 1758 Conservation status: Near Threatened Higher classification: Tragopan Rank: Species IMAGE: AJIT HOTA | EXPLORE WILD INDIA APP

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Himalayan Brown Bear (Ursus arctos isabellinus) Family - Ursidae | Best Seen at – GHNP | Least Concern - 1 IWPA | Best Altitude - 2950m- 4700m

The Himalayan Brown Bear is found in the Western Himalayan states of India – Himachal Pradesh, Jammu and Kashmir and Uttarakhand. They are also known as Himalayan Red Bear. Photo: Surya Ramachandran

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More at www.explorewildindia.app । People I always look to capture wildlife with habitat. It explains why exploring wildlife is not just a Hobby but a Habit. We were at CHEER POINT- around 30 km away from Pangot, which is a known place to find an extremely beautiful bird called Cheer Pheasant. It is most active in early mornings but unfortunately, we couldn't spot one as we were late to reach the place. So we started exploring the habitat which was rocky yet dense. I climbed a hill nearby to explore other biodiversity. I was in love with the dense habitat and pleasant sunlight gave me a perfect opportunity for photography. But subject was missing. The Langurs were noticing me from tall trees and used to run away. I sat covering myself with creepers around and made sure I don't do any noticeable movement. One of the Langur landed on ground and made an eye contact for few seconds. Wildlife experiences are of few seconds only and so they are fascinating. Species name: Gray Langur Location: Pangot

I climbed a hill nearby toother biodiversity. I was in love with the dense habitat and pleasant sunlight gave me a perfect opportunity for photography. But subject was missing. The langurs were noticing me from tall trees and used to run away. I sat covering myself with creepers around and made sure I don't do any noticable movement. One of the langur landed on ground and made an eye contact for few seconds. Wildlife experiences are of few seconds only and so they are fascinating! Species name: Gray langur Location: Pangot

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North eastern forest of India are home of various endangered species including only species of

ape, Western Hoolock gibbon. This species is listed as endangered species in IUCN Red list with less than 5000 individual left in wild. This is a tailless primate with long arms, hanging from high branches they feed primarily fig and other fruits, swinging through the isolated and evergreen forest canopy of northeast and some of them are also known to live in west of the Chindwin river of Myanmar. One of the largest groups around 100 individuals with 26 families lives in Hoollongapar Gibbon wildlife sanctuary, Assam.

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The upper canopy of the forest is dominant by the hoolong tree which is the state tree of Assam and the name “Hoollongapar� is also come from this tree. The forest has been surrounded by the tea gardens and small villages. With the Gibbon there are 7 different species of monkeys over here, and also famous for only nocturnal primate this is Bengal slow Loris. The other primates include the Stump tailed macaque, Northern pig tailed macaque, Eastern Assamese macaque, Rhesus macaque, and caped Langur and also found at the sanctuary are Asian Elephant, tiger, wild boar, three different type of civet, four types of squirrel, several types of snakes and more than 200 species of bird.

In Hoollongapar Gibbon Sanctuary there are 26 family of western Hoolock Gibbon are known to live in this forest. They spend majority of their time up in the canopy, hanging from high branches they feed primarily on fig and other fruits, they consume water from tree holes. capable of their reaching speed up to 20km/hr, covering up to 6 meters in just one swing and they are the fastest flightless animal in the canopy and they acrobats of the forest. Spotting Gibbons are never easy as they are almost entirely arboreal and comes down to the ground only in some exceptional situation. They swing from tree to tree in a mode of locomotion known as Brachiation During the mating season they have been reports of them coming down to eye level. Males and female gibbons are similar to their size but males are easily identifies by the coloration their black fur in the body and a distinctive white brow, while the females are dark brown hair on the side of their face. Females are totally different in color of their body. Gibbons are famous for their territorial call reverberate through the forest and used by individuals to attract mates. Females give birth to one offspring every 2-3 years and it remains within the family group for 8-10 years. In 2009 Gibbon was considered to be one of the 25 most endangered primates. The most threatened thing to the sanctuary is that a train track divided the forest into two different part for that the Gibbons family are also separate in two parts but after Assam Forest Department making a bridge to connect the gibbon on either side of the train track that divides the sanctuary but this technique is not working till yet. It is known from the forest guard that 3 families are lives in one side and most of them are lives in the either side. The forest guard Bikash Boruah tell us that the gibbons of the either side are seen rarely and he also tell us the big problem of the sanctuary is deficit of water for that they make some artificial pond under the forest. Day by day this beautiful creature of nature is threatened by human now a less number of them are left in the forest of Assam. Assam Government should make some strict rule for protecting this animal otherwise one day we will lose them all. - PRIYANKU CHETIAPATOR Priyanku is a - 20 years old Bachelor of Science student from Department of Botany at Sibasagar College, Joysagar, Assam.

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Merlin (Falco columbarius) flying in the grounds of little Rann of Kutch.

Kingdom –Animalia | Phylum - Chordata | Class – Aves | Order – Falconiformes | FamilyFalconidae | Genus- Falco Linnaeus, 1758

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