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.

Oscar winner Emma Stone has described her upcoming film 'Cruella' as 'pretty trippy' and 'wild'.

Underside, a metal band from Nepal has released a music video of the track, ‘WILD’ through their official YouTube Channel on Monday. Fuzz Factory Production made the music video.

In Pictures: Wildlife up close

April 5, 2019 10:46 am

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.

BANKE, Aug 4: Protection and conservation of wildlife continues to become a challenge in Banke national park with the East-West highway and the Sikta irrigation project canal passing through the park.

DANG, July 9: Six locals have fallen sick after consuming wild mushroom in the district Sunday.

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.

INARUWA, June 25: A woman died in an elephant attack at Baraha municipality of Sunsari district this morning.

Going Wild

June 15, 2018 09:07 am

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.

PANCHTHAR, June 2: Three persons of a family from Phalelung Rural Municipality-8 in the district fell sick after consuming wild mushroom.

SUNSARI, May 21: The number of wild buffaloes in Koshi Tappu wildlife reserve considered a famous habitat for this animal has increased.

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.

CHITWAN, May 7: Septuagenarian Magara Darai and his wife Budhani had just gone to bed after dinner when they heard an unusual sound outside their house.

RAJBIRAJ, April 30: The residents of eastern Saptari which borders the Koshi Tappu Wildlife Reserve often have sleepless nights due to the fear of wild elephants entering the settlement.

Wild goose chase?

April 14, 2018 00:22 am

It is beyond belief that a B777 flying to Beijing from Kuala Lumpur should go missing so close to landmass.

ITAHARI, April 6: Koshi Tappu Wildlife Reserve (KTWR), which is the only natural habitat of the endangered wild buffaloes in Nepal, will begin the census of this rare species from mid-April.

Hear her Roar! Katy Perry flaunts her wild side in yellow cheetah print jacket and snakeskin leggings at Jimmy Kimmel Live!

Wild elephants claim two lives in Jhapa

February 24, 2018 14:58 pm

JHAPA, Feb 24: Two persons were killed at Birtamod-7 in Jhapa district in wild elephants' attacks.

KANCHANPUR, Feb 23: Wild elephants straying from the Shuklaphanta National Park are wrecking havoc in the adjacent villages, said the locals.

Wild elephant kills two women in Saptari

February 14, 2018 01:39 am

SAPTARI, Feb 14: Two women were trampled to death by a rampaging wild elephant of the Koshi Tappu Wildlife Reserve (KTWR) which entered their settlement in Saptari on Tuesday.

Wild West Nepal

December 21, 2017 07:38 am

Wandering beyond the wild west Into the woods, land rests

KANCHANPUR, Nov 17 : A herd of wild tuskers demolished five houses of the families who have been residing at Tarapur camp of the Kanchanpur-based Shuklaphanta National Park.

KANCHANPUR, Nov 5: A herd of 22 adult wild elephants and calfs destroyed two houses at Jonapur, Bagbazar in Shuklaphanta Municipality-3 in Kanchanpur district on Saturday night.

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.

Kanchanpur, Oct 20: A herd of wild elephants has damaged two houses at Beldangi rural municipality-1 in Kanchanpur district on Thursday night.

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.

JHAPA, August 26: The government has allocated Rs 20 million in the first phase for controlling the wild elephant menace here in the district.

Wild tuskers kill 37 in 17 years

August 26, 2017 01:34 am

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.

Wild animals know no borders

July 30, 2017 07:33 am

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.

CHITWAN, July 21: The number of casualties due to attack by wild animals in Chitwan National Park and buffer zones is increasing.

Wild and free

July 18, 2017 02:00 am

NOC profiteering

PANCHTHAR, June 27: A child died after consuming wild mushroom at Miklajung Rural Municipality-7 in Panchtthar district this morning.

NUWAKOT, May 26: Five persons were taken ill after consuming wild mushroom at Meghang-3 in Nuwakot district on Thursday night.

CHITWAN, May 26: Nepal and India have agreed to launch a joint patrol in parks and reserves along the Nepal-India border to deal with the issues of wildlife poaching.

WEST BROMWICH, May 13: Chelsea is back at the summit of English football, completing a wild roller-coaster ride over the past three years.

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.

RAJBIRAJ, April 4: Wild elephant from Koshi Wildlife Reserve terrorized locals at Hunumannagar Bazaar area of Saptari district on Tuesday morning and killed two.

Nepse surges 54 points in wild week

April 1, 2017 10:45 am

KATHMANDU, March 31: The Nepal Stock Exchange (Nepse) benchmark index rose 53.81 points to close at 1,587.64 points on Thursday -- the last trading day of the week.

Wild bear terrorizing villagers

February 5, 2017 08:50 am

SALYAN, Feb 5: Repeated attack by a wild bear has terrorized villagers in the western VDCs of the district.

KATHMANDU, Jan 30: The meeting of the Legislature-Parliament Monday passed the National Parks and Wild Life Conservation (Fifth Amendment) Bill, by a majority.

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.

URLABARI (Morang), Jan 7: A 84-year-old man lost his life to a wild elephant's attack at Sagfara in Ilam district on Saturday morning.

Body mauled by wild animal found

December 9, 2016 13:25 pm

BAITADI, Dec 9: A body of a youth suspected to have been mauled by a wild animal was found at Talloswarad locality of the district on Thursday night.

KATHMANDU, Nov 29: Nepal Stock Exchange (Nepse) index rallied on Monday, gaining 40.68 points in the highly volatile market.

Woman trampled to death by wild elephant

November 20, 2016 17:40 pm

KAKARVITTA, Nov 20: A woman was trampled to death by a wild elephant at Sharanamati of Jhapa on Sunday morning.

Woman killed in wild cat attack

October 21, 2016 10:42 am

KAWASWOTI, Oct 21: A local woman of Madhyabindu-7, Amasa in Nawalparasi district has lost her life to tiger attack.

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.

Wild elephant kills two

September 16, 2016 12:35 pm

GULARIYA (Bardiya), Sept 16: Two persons were killed in an elephant attack at Dalla area of Suryapatuwa – 4 on Thursday.

Wild boar menace in Salyan

August 24, 2016 10:28 am

SALYAN, Aug 24: People of the northern part of Salyan are forced to spend sleepless nights due to wild boar menace.

Wild tuskers' menace

August 23, 2016 13:06 pm

BHADRAPUR, Aug 23: A herd of wild tuskers strayed into a forest office compound in Bhadrapur Municipality – 2 on Monday evening damaging property worth Rs 160,000.