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The Eagle and the Arrow

The Eagle and the Arrow

Eagle was a strange creature. He got his fun out of teasing and frightening the little birds. Even when he was not hungry, he would soar through the sky and swoop down on some unsuspecting birds and pretend to prey on them.

Birds & Animals – A Visual Matching Puzzle

Birds & Animals – A Visual Matching Puzzle

Identify where the missing pieces will fit. You can solve the visual matching puzzle online or if you wish to do it later, it can also be printed. This is a visual discrimination/matching activity helps children learn and develop color-matching, pattern and shape recognition, spatial relationships, critical thinking and logic.

The Survivor

The Survivor

In the Indian ocean was a tiny island, no more than a mere speck on the globe. It was called Aranya. Its people were ruled by a wise and brave chief called Parvat. He was 60 years old.

Elephants and Leopards

Elephants and Leopards

_Shatrunjay Hegde is eight years old. He is studying in the 4th standard in Valley School at Bangalore. _ Elephants and Leopards [Illustration by Anup Singh] We went to Bandipur National Park near Mysore for a three day jungle camp and safari.

The Vultures are Dying

The Vultures are Dying

What’s all this hullabaloo about ‘making connections’? You must wonder why Gobar Times harps on ‘making connections’. Another favourite mantra is – ‘be informed’. Such boring stuff, isn’t it? No tree-plantings, painting competitions, ‘queez’. No ‘Save the cuddly leopards’.

Animal Sense

Animal Sense

February 14: So you live in a quake-prone region and want to be prepared the next time an earthquake strikes. Unfortunately, science has still not come up with a way to predict earthquakes. But there’s hope yet.

When a Cat Preys for Lunch

When a Cat Preys for Lunch

Many people have always believed that animals hunting for prey always catch the ones that are young, old or sick. For it would be difficult for those creatures to escape a predator’s hold. Till now there was no actual proof of this fact.

Vanishing Vulture

Vanishing Vulture

It’s the bird most commonly associated with death. Once a common sight in South Asia, the vulture, or nature’s scavenger, is one of the 78 species in India that is dying out. Faced with a mysterious virus and pesticide poisoning, the population of vultures today is said to be just 5 per cent of what it was (about 20 years ago) in the 1980s.

A Boisterous Bedtime Read

A Boisterous Bedtime Read

Mister Jeejeebhoy and the Birds Author: Anitha Balachandran Illustrator: Anitha Balachandran Publisher: Young Zubaan Books Author and illustrator Anitha Balachandran’s Mister Jeejeebhoy and the Birds, just published by Young Zubaan is a delight to the ears!

Polluted India

Polluted India

Where: Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh, India Hussain Sagar in Hyderabad is a lake famous for the thousands of migratory birds it attracts from other parts of India and abroad, in the winter months. But the seagulls, ducks and other migratory birds no longer find it hospitable.

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