Author: Ayan Chakravarty

Spiral Aloe

Beautiful spiral aloe

Spiral Aloe is a species in the genus Aloe. Scientific name: Aloe polyphylla Common Name: Kroonaalwyn(Afrikaans), Spiral Aloe, ekhala kharatsa(seSotho). Description: Aloe polyphylla is a unique beauty with a spellbinding spiral statement. This rare succulent grows to 3 feet across, with dozens...

Pink necked green pigeon

Pink necked green pigeon Common name: Pink-necked Green Pigeon, Pink-necked Pigeon. Family: Columbidae (Pigeons, Doves). Scientific Name: Treron vernans. Species name author: (Linnaeus, 1771). Distribution: This beautiful species of pigeon is found in tropical forests of Cambodia, Indonesia,...

Horseshoe crab

Horseshoe crab

Horseshoe crab, marine arthropods of the family Limulidae Horseshoe crabs are arthropods that live primarily in and around shallow ocean waters on soft sandy or muddy bottoms. They will occasionally come on shore for mating....

Laughing Kookaburra

Laughing Kookaburra

Laughing Kookaburra Common Name: Laughing Jackass, Giant Kingfisher. Binomical Name: Dacelo novaeguineae Distribution:  Laughing Kookaburra is native to

Eastern Bongo

Eastern Bongo

Eastern Bongo The eastern or mountain bongo, Tragelaphus eurycerus isaaci, of Kenya has a coat more vibrant than that of its lower land cousin T. eurycerus eurycerus. The mountain bongo is only found in...

Mimic Octopus

Mimic Octopus

The Indonesian Mimic Octopus has a unique ability to turn virtually any color or pattern. It is naturally brown and spotted but has been seen in every hue from ghost white, as shown above,...

Parsley leaves

Rub Parsley leaves to treat bruises

Rub Parsley leaves to treat bruises Take a handful of fresh parsley leaves, crush them and spread them over the bruise. Wrap the area with an elastic bandage. Some experts claim that parsley decreases...


Salp or salpa

Salp or salpa Not to be confused with jellyfish, salps are transparent, free-floating tunicates. Their gelatinous bodies swim by contracting and pumping water through internal feeding filters, feasting while they move.

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