Indya rocks

Friday, April 30, 2010

One Horned Rhino

The Indian Rhinoceros or the Great One-horned Rhinoceros or the Asian One-horned Rhinoceros (Rhinoceros unicornis) is a large mammal primarily found in north-eastern India and Nepal. It is confined to the tall grasslands and forests in the foothills of the Himalayas.
The Indian Rhinoceros once ranged throughout the entire stretch of the Indo-Gangetic Plain but excessive hunting reduced their natural habitat drastically. Today, about 3,000 Indian Rhinos live in the wild, 2006 of which are found in India's Assam alone.
The Indian Rhinoceros can run at speeds of up to 40 km/h (25 mph) for short periods of time and is also an excellent swimmer. It has excellent senses of hearing and smell, but relatively poor eyesight.
It's size is about the same of White Rhino and they are one of the largest species of rhino alive.
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In the nineteenth and early twentieth century, the Indian Rhinoceros was hunted relentlessly and persistently. Reports from the middle of the nineteenth century claim that some military officers in Assam individually shot more than 200 rhinos. In the early 1900s, officials became concerned at the rhino's plummeting numbers. By 1908 in Kaziranga, one of the rhino's main ranges, the population had fallen to around 12 individuals. In 1910, all rhino hunting in India became prohibited.

This rhino is a major success of conservation. Only 100 remained in the early 1900s; a century later, their population has increased to about 2500 again, but even so the species is still endangered. The Indian rhino is illegally poached for its horn, which some cultures in East Asia believe has healing and potency powers and therefore is used for Traditional Chinese Medicine and other Oriental medicines. Habitat loss is another threat.
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Thursday, April 29, 2010

5 Headed Snake!!

Consider this fact or fantasy but this creature is an amazing sight to see. Still not known its extinction it is said to be found in many parts of the world. This creature is also known as the five headed cobra. These pictures are not fake as thought by many. This is among the wonderful creations of god. It is also believed in ancient history that god Krishna once rode on the head of this huge serpent.

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Unknown Species

The world is too big for us to find out all of the things around us. There are many hidden species of flora and fauna found in our environment. New varieties of creatures are found rarely. We know only a few and the rest are simply unknown.The world is is an incredible place and is amazing to see such beautiful and facinating creatures. Here are a few glimpses of the unknown species that surely many do not know.

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Seven Sisters

The Seven Sister Falls is situated in Cherapunjee (Meghalaya). On a clear sunny day a series of seven waterfalls can be seen from Cherapunjee. Legend has it that a lady wit her six daughters committed suicide from the cliff and the name came to be seven sisters. The falls can be seen when there is rain and there's no fog.

Barapani Lake

This is an artificial man made lake in Meghalaya about 20 km from its capital Shillong. The lake is full of water in rainy season and has boating and many other facilities. It has beautiful viewpoints all around.

Khoh-Ramahah Rock

This rock is a mini wonder hidden in the outskirts of Sohra(Cherapunjee, Meghalaya) which is not known to many...this rock is about 60 metres from the ground and is known to be a living rock and experts believe it is still growing with due time...It is about 10 km away from Sohra and is connected by navigable roads and surrounded by breathtaking view and waterfalls...

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