Hi guys, its me your favourite blogger on the block who’s back with yet another cool post. There are about 7.4 billion people on Earth today & over 200 million dogs! So exactly when where & why did warm-blooded wolves join our fold? And who trained who? So are you a cat person or a dog person? Me, I’m completely impartial! Yeah right! I love … Continue reading “Howl” to “Woof”
Hey guys, Welcome to my favourite type of post, A travel Post! Today’s post revolves around my awe-inspiring trip (and I was going all alone, no parents!) to a small town by the name of Rajapalayam, about 560 km from my hometown, Chennai. Many of you may not have heard of this spectacular place nor have any clue as to where it is located. Well … Continue reading The Rajapalayam Records
Good day to you, dear reader. Today it`s all about the big, beautiful yet sadly, highly endangered Olive Ridley Turtles. Now you might be wondering “What’s the big deal of turtles, they’re just, well, turtles! Well, I’m here to show you are mistaken, for these creatures have a tragic tale to tell. These turtles once roamed the entire world, but due to our recklessness, their numbers have dropped from 98,00,000 to 6000 in 2 oceans.
These turtles mate during the months of March, April and an occasional mate happens during June. And for the rest of the year they spend their time in the depths of the ocean. But sadly their mating season is what has made them endangered. Now you’ll be wondering, Hold it I say! I’m confused, first you say it’s because of us, now you say that it’s their own breeding season to be the cause for their plight!
As the turtles come near the shores, they are often caught in gill or ghost nets which are used by a lot fishermen. Almost 60% of the females die because of this. But even those who make it are not safe. The are vulnerable to attacks of stray dogs & used to be consumed by humans as a delicacy before the awareness programmes. Their hatchlings are also not safe. They may be eaten by the dogs or by monitor lizards and sometimes even by ravens. But light is their biggest danger. The moment the turtles hatch, they instinctively head towards any source of light, thinking it to be the ocean glitter. But some stray towards the roads as they are attracted by city lights and get run over.
The life of the Olive Ridley Turtles life is full of tragedy, but there is a ray of hope for these wonderful creatures.
Good evening to everybody out there in the big wide world.
Today it’s all about those poor stray animals we each see every day. What!
Those dirty useless things, they spoil our food and even sometimes try to hurt us and you want us to help them? No way.
That’s a thought some of you may be thinking. But still they have sad tale to tell. In the monsoon, when it’s pouring cats and dogs,we are all inside our cosy, warm homes,protected from the rain by a strong roof,watching tv, playing games,reading books,eating etc,those poor strays will have to run hither and thither to find even the least bit of shade. And by the time they find it,they’re soaking wet. Suppose you yourself were a stray dog running to find shade in the constant rain, saw other dogs inside cosy kennels being fed mouth watering food, feel jealous and sad that you did’nt have the same fate as them.Won’t you feel the pain I ask you?