Arowanas also known as ‘water monkeys’ are fresh water fishes that have the capacity to leap over 7 ft above water.This family of fishes have anelongated body and covered by large mosiaced hard scales . Arowanas are carnivorous, often being specialized surface feeders. .The Asian Arowana Fish (sometimes called dragon fish) can be a great choice for those who think big. Some varieties can grow up to Four and a half feet long .These are mostly found in US,China and Asia.They can be feisty, though become tamer with age to the point of eating from your fingers, and not the fingers themselves. The Arowana Fish comes from somewhat primitive origins (Jurassic Age). The Asian arowanas are listed as endangered by the 2006 IUCN Red List, with the most recent evaluation taking place in 1996. The Asian arowana’s high value as aquarium fish has impacted its conservation. Its popularity has soared since the late 1970s, and hobbyists may pay thousands of U.S. dollars for one of these animals.Due to increasing demand for these fishes the population has been considerably affected leading to Strict Regulations for Fish lovers and traders, Red arowanas are still illegal in the United States, but can be sold within the black market only. Only silver arowanas are allowed in the U.S and that to following strict restrictive trade practices.
The forest owlet similar looking to Spotted Owlet, has been lost in the Books of Wildlife for more than a century.These owls have an unspotted crown and heavily banded wings and tail.These owls prefer Dry deciduous forests and can be found in Madhya Pradesh, in north-west Maharashtra and north-central Maharashtra region.They generally prefer rodents,lizards,frogs,small birds and other invertebrates.These owls have been said to be lost for more than a decade ,due to logging operations, burning and cutting of trees damaging roosting and nesting trees.To find out the bird, posters were printed and an ornithologist Salim Ali had made a pulic appeal to look for the bird.After 113 long year in the year 1997 these birds were seen again and still are found rarely,only about 200 are left in India.
The spoon billed Sandpiper is another Critically Endangered species found in areas such as Russia, Japan , North Korea, South Korea ,China, India, Sri Lanka . It can be recognized having red-brown head, neck and breast with dark brown streaks. Blackish upperparts with buff and pale rufous fringing. These generally measure about 15cm ,it can be seen in India during the winters and rest it migrates to other countries during other seasons.These birds have been considerably affected by the Human activities which has made its population to reach around 700 only.Due to rigorous habitat loss in its breeding, passage and wintering grounds, which is compounded by disturbance, hunting and the effects of climate change these birds are almost extinct now.
One of the most beautiful spiders having having vibrant metallic blue colour,these tarantulas are little poisonous but leave a significant impact after biting a person.These tarantulas are generally found in India and Srilanka in India it was first discovered in Gooty a town in Southern India.These feed on Insects by directly attacking them rather than paralyzing them,Males are more beautifully coloured than the females and these are known to be kept as pets by pet owners in their houses.The incredible beauty and rarity of captive-hatched Metallic Blue Ornamental Tree Spiders are producing an exhilaration in hobbyists. The Gooty Tarantula is truly the gem of several collections across the United States. This wonderful, bright blue spider is also quite expensive.These are sold in abundance and at a very high cost ,reaching upto 55o$ in USA.This has led to a very low population of these creatures in India.Its population has considerably decreased by 69% in the past Decade and may soon vanish .
One of the smallest mammals found in the South Asian region,Red Pandas are similar to the domestic cat having Reddish-Brown Fur,These mammals are said to be omnivorous feeding in both plants as well as small animals.The red panda is specialized as a bamboo feeder with strong, curved and sharp semi-retractile claws standing inward for grasping of narrow tree branches, leaves and fruit.These are small light weighted mammals weighing about 6 kgs on an average.These are mostly found in the Himalayan Region and in countries like Nepal,China and India(esp in Assam,Myanmar) where their are rainy, high-altitude forests.These animals are most active at night as well as early hours of Dawn and Dusk.The biggest threats India and China have considerably decreased its population,While India has contributed with its Habitat destruction,China has contributed by Poaching and Hunting in China, Red pandas have been hunted for their fur, especially for the highly-valued bushy tails from which hats.The species has been classified as vulnerable in the IUCN Red List since 2008 because the global population is estimated at about 10,000 individuals, with a decreasing population trend.Hence India should opt Considerable Steps in Saving this creature from near extiction.
Frogs have been almost reached extinction in India as over 15 species have already been extinct due to change in Habitat and Weather Conditions. Chalazodes Bubble nest frog has almost been extinct in India, these frogs are nocturnal and prefer Moist Evergreen Forests and were mainly found in the Western Ghats region and mostly in Tamil Nadu and Kerala. These frogs have been recently seen here after been lost in the records for 136 years(last seen in 1874).This frog has been considered the most beautiful and vibrant of all. Stay connected more …..