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Langur, Hanuman: Mammal Encyclopedia

Langur, Hanuman

Langur, Hanuman: Mammal Encyclopedia For Students And Children — The gray langurs are a group of Old World monkeys and make up the entirety of the genus Semnopithecus. Colobinae is a subfamily of the Old World monkey family that includes 58 species in 10 genera, including the skunk-like black-and-white colobus, the large-nosed Proboscis Monkey, and the gray langurs, sacred to …

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Elephant: Mammal Encyclopedia For Students & Children

World Elephant Day: Elephant is the most exploited animal

Elephant — Elephants (Elephantidae) are a family in the order Proboscidea in the class Mammalia. They were once classified along with other thick skinned animals in a now invalid order, Pachydermata. There are three living species: the African Bush Elephant, the African Forest Elephant (until recently known collectively as the African Elephant), and the Asian Elephant (also known as the …

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लकड़बग्घा: पर्यावरण का रक्षक

लकड़बग्घा विचित्र जंगली प्राणी है। वह विभिन्न प्रकार की बोलियां बोलता है। उसका ठहाका बहुत प्रसिद्ध है। आमतौर पर अच्छा भोजन पाकर वह अचानक ही जोर से ठहाका लगता है। वन विशेषज्ञ मैथ्यूज ने लिखा है, “हरिद्धार के वनों में मैंने लकड़बग्घे के ठहाके बहुत सुने है। चांदनी रात में वनों में ये ऐसे अट्हास करते है जैसे कोई पागल …

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ऊंचे पर्वतों का ऊंट – Guanaco

ऊंचे पर्वतों का ऊंट - Guanaco

ऊंट का वंशज माना जाने वाला ‘गुआनको’ एक पर्वतीय जानवर है, जो ऊंचे पर्वतो पर पाया जाता है। पश्चिमी तट में पाया जाने वाला यह जानवर दक्षिण अमेरिका में समुद्र तल से करीब चार हजार मीटर की ऊंचाई पर निवास करता है। प्रायः काले रंग के चेहरे तथा भूरे व पीले रंग में पाये जाने वाले गुआनको की चमड़ी मोटी …

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Yak

Yak

Yak — The yak (Bos grunniens, but also Poephagus grunniens, though this new name is not universally accepted) is a long-haired bovine found throughout the Himalayan region of south Central Asia, the Qinghai-Tibetan Plateau and as far north as Mongolia. In addition to a large domestic population, there is a small, vulnerable wild yak population. In Tibetan, the word yak …

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केवल भारत में पाये जाते हैं अनूठे कर्दम हिरण

हिरणो की यूँ तो दुनिया भर में कई प्रजातियां मिल जाती हैं किन्तु ‘कर्दम हिरण‘ सिर्फ भारत में ही पाये जाते हैं। अलग – अलग क्षेत्रों में पाये जाने वाले कर्दम कर्दम हिरणों के सींगो की बनावट अलग-अलग तरह की होती है। सामान्यत: एक कर्दम हिरण के सींगो में 10 से 14 तक शाखाएं निकली होती हैँ किन्तु किसी-किसी कर्दम …

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Zebra

Zebra

Zebra — Zebras are odd-toed ungulates of the Equidae family native to eastern, southern and southwestern Africa. They are best known for their distinctive white and black stripes, which come in different patterns unique to each individual. They are generally social animals and can be seen in small harems to large herds. Zebras are generally 2.3 m (8ft) long, stand …

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Wombat

Wombat — Wombats are Australian marsupials; they are short-legged, muscular quadrupeds, approximately one metre (3 feet) in length with a very short tail. The name wombat comes from the Eora Aboriginal community who were the original inhabitants of the Sydney area. They are found in forested, mountainous, and heathland areas of south-eastern Australia and Tasmania. Wombats dig extensive burrow systems …

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Wolverine

Wolverine — The wolverine (Gulo gulo) is the largest land-dwelling species of the Mustelidae or weasel family (the Giant Otter is largest overall), and is the only species currently classified in the genus Gulo (meaning “glutton”). It is also called the Glutton or Carcajou. Some authors recognize two subspecies: the Old World form Gulo gulo gulo and the New World …

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