When we talk about pizza or pasta, one common ingredient that is widely used is mushroom. While many of us only know about button, oyster, shiitake, enoki, porcini and a couple of more varieties, there exists a different and weirdest world of mushrooms that look and grow differently, and have unique characteristics. Scroll below to know about 9 such weirdest mushrooms from around the world.
Sagar Giri has been a wildlife photographer for nearly four years now and although he isn’t a full time photographer, he is passionate about what he does. Having grown up with his zoologist father, Giri spent a large chunk of his childhood outdoors.
KATHMANDU, July 4: The Government of Nepal is all set to gift two pairs of rhinos to China. If things go as planned, two rhinos- Bhadra and Rupasi- will be flown to the northern neighbor on July 12 while the other two will be sent to China in the next fiscal year. The four rhinos are kept in separate pits at the eastern sector office of Chitwan National Park (CNP) in Sauraha since the last two months.
Are you a nature enthusiast? Do you like bird watching and find yourself drawn to various animals when you see them? Then you should definitely plan your next trip keeping this preference in mind. We at The Week have compiled for you some amazing destinations that will help you connect with some beautiful creatures and get to observe them in their natural habitats. So get ready to have fun at these enriching destinations that may even educate you and help you change your perspective about wildlife.
ITAHARI, May 21: With the identification of nine additional wild buffaloes in Koshi Tappu Wildlife Reserve (KTWR), the number of wild buffaloes in Koshi Tappu Wildlife Reserve has increased to 441, a slight increase compared to the last census held two years ago.
KANCHANPUR, Oct. 26: Wild elephants straying from the Shuklaphanta National Park have gone on rampage, destroying sugarcane farming at Laljhadi rural municipality-4 of Kanchanpur district. A herd of around 20 wild elephants went on a roadrage destroying sugarcane farmlands amounting to more than Rs. 800,000 so far. Farmers said that their calls to concerned authority to resolve the problem have fallen on a deaf ear.
CHITWAN, Sept 24: Wild buffaloes translocated to Chitwan National Park (CNP) from Koshi Tappu Wildlife Reserve few months ago have been hard hit by last month’s floods. Electric fences were put to cover 30 hectors of land at Padampur area of the national park to keep those animals. 12 buffaloes from Koshi Tappu and three were brought from the zoo and kept inside the enclosure.
BARDIYA, August 26: As many as 36 people have been killed while many have been victimized by the rampaging attack of elephants in Bardiya in the last 17 years. However, many victim families lament that the government has neither provided them with compensation nor has it taken any remarkable efforts to reduce the tusker menace.
CHITWAN/MAHENDRANAGAR, July 29: Tigers don’t recognize boundaries nor are patriotic. They are wild and for them jungle is their home - be it Nepali or India. Officials at the Chitwan National Park (CNP) say that it is common among wildlife on both sides of border to travel across the borders. “Tigers are wild animals. They are not bound to human made borders,” said Baburam Lamichhane, a senior officer at the CNP.
When North Korean leader Kim Jong Un sent Lunar New Year greetings this year, the first card went to Russian President Vladimir Putin, ahead of leaders from China and other allies of the isolated country, according to its official news agency.
CHITWAN, Jan 26: Chitwan National Park (CNP) is home to thousands of wild animals and birds. Since they roam beyond the park's border they cross ways with humans. The encounters have proven fatal for both: Humans and wildlife. Residents living in adjacent buffer zones say that they love wild animals; however, they are sometimes bound to kill them to avoid being their victim. Park's record show that these human-animal encounters during the last 17 years have claimed lives of 158 humans.
BAJHANG, Oct 6: An acute shortage of foodstuffs has gripped many rural villages of Bajhang, a district in the far-western Nepal,forcing the people to eat wild fruits for survival. The people of the affected villages including Kanda have started eating wild fruits and Sisnu plants (urtica dioica) for the survival.