Harikrishnan S_Rattus

The fate of seeds: What have rodents got to do with it?

A rodent of the genus Rattus. Credit: Harikrishnan S.   In the lush, tropical forests of Pakke, nestled in the Himalayan foothills, fruit-eating animals—hornbills, in particular—are vital seed dispersers. But another little-studied group of animals also plays a significant role in affecting the fate of seeds. The animals in question: rodents! Researchers from the Nature […]

Sanjay Gubbi

Abhi to the rescue!

Drive safe – Countless animals right from mighty elephants to tiny frogs lose their lives to reckless, speeding vehicles each year in India. Photo credit: Sanjay Gubbi Abhi looks out the window from the backseat. He and his parents are on their way to his grandmother’s house in the village. They’re driving through a road that runs […]