Author Archive for Atula

Atula is a writer, traveler and a nature-lover. She is also mom to a boy who seems to have inherited all her creative genes. When Atula is not busy making up stories with her son, she writes for numerous magazines, websites and blogs. She is also working on her site on endangered species called indiasendangered.com.

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Sperm Whale’s new Diet – Plastic Toys and Mattresses!

While many would not be surprised to find a fish in the belly of a sperm whale, it would be quite shocking to find a child’s plastic toy. But this is exactly what researchers found inside sperm whale bellies, along with many other non-biodegradable plastic pollutants like balloons, mattresses and plastic bags!

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Chinese Fishermen Caught with Thousands of Pounds of Pangolin Meat

Twelve Chinese fishermen, who were initially caught in Philippines for fishing in the nation’s exclusive economic zone, shocked the world, when it was found that they were carrying thousands of pounds of pangolin meat with them. Pangolins have been a protected animal in international trade since 2002.

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Puerto Rico to Protect Leatherback Turtles

The governor of Puerto Rico has signed a new law on April 13th that aims to give additional protection to the world’s largest endangered turtle species, the Leatherback Turtles. The new law will help protect an area known as the Northeast Ecological Corridor, a U.S. nesting site.

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Stranded Sea Lion Pup Gets a Car Ride to Safety

It was not a co-passenger Mike Delahunt expected to be sitting in his car. But early Wednesday a seal lion pup made itself comfortable in his vehicle as the stunned driver found the ailing animal on his way to work.

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60 percent African Forest Elephants Lost in the Last decade

Poachers are turning out to be the biggest threat to African forest Elephants. In a study published in the online journal PLOS ONE it was found that a shocking 62 percent of the wild forest elephants of Africa have fallen down in the hands of poachers in the last decade. If the trend continues, Africa may lose one of its most iconic animals.

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Baby Gorilla being Raised by 10 Human ‘Moms’

Like all baby gorillas, Gladys is learning to sit, crawl, roll over and walk on all fours. But what make her antics different are the parents she is learning the tricks from. At the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden, this baby gorilla is being raised by 10 human ‘moms’.

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Fisherman Finds Bull Shark with Two Heads!

A fisherman working off the Florida Keys coast was recently stunned to find live fetuses inside a bull shark he caught. What made the catch even more surprising was when one fetus was found to have two heads!

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10 Million Years old Penguin Fossils Discovered in South Africa

Penguins and Africa are not usually two words that are normally associated with each other, but scientists have for the first time found fresh evidence of the presence of at least four penguin species in South Africa from fossils believed to be 10 million to 12 million years old.

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Conservation Groups Join Hands to Save World’s Largest Gorillas

Eastern lowland gorillas are one of the largest apes in the world and also the rarest. Now in order to save these dying species several conservation organisations have come together to strategically protect and work to save them.

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Japan Concerned About Safety of Rare Turtle

At the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) Japan has submitted a proposal for the first time to provide protection to the rare Ryukyu black-breasted leaf turtle. The turtle is found only in three islands of the Okinawa group.

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3000 Wild Apes forced to Caged Existence Every Year

Almost 3000 wild apes are hunted, captured or killed each year says a new UN report released on Monday. The report shows yet another cruel face of the growing illegal wildlife trade.

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Study Estimates 100 Million Sharks Die Every Year

World sharks are doomed. According to a study published this week in Marine Policy, our world is losing more than 100 million sharks every year. If significant efforts are not made to stop this decline, these incredible animals may soon be gone forever.