Leap of hope: Rare frogs found in Nilgiris

Two frogs—Hill cricket Frog and yellowish golden-backed frog —both rare and endemic to the Western Ghats were found in during the bird survey at the 242.14-hectare Genepool Park in Nadugani.

published on : 12th January 2022

Don’t be a Frog in the Well

We have all heard the story about a frog in the well. In our ancient texts, it is called Kupamanduka, where kupa means a well and manduka means a frog.

published on : 9th January 2022

It’s dance of war, not love, for Karnataka’s own Kottigehara frog

For the first time, a study was conducted comparing the Kottigehara dancing frog with the Bornean rock frog (foot flagging frog). Both species have similar dance moves.

published on : 14th December 2021

Karnataka would soon have its state frog

Malabar Tree Toad was first ever documented in 1875- 76, again to be found only after 105 years in 1980 in Ponmudi in Kerala.

published on : 27th November 2021

Farmers turn to faith as drought looms in Odisha's Ganjam

Struggling to eke out a living due to the pandemic, farmers and migrant returnees of Ganjam believe the frog dance ritual, also called ‘Bengei Nacha’, would open up the skies.

published on : 9th August 2021