Zoological Survey of India (ZSI) Current Affairs, GK & News

Zoological Survey of India (ZSI)

The Zoological Survey of India (ZSI) was launched in 1916, so this year, it is celebrating its centenary year. It is India’s apex organization on animal taxonomy and has significantly contributed in knowledge on fauna of the country. Important Facts Its genesis began as Museum of the Asiatic Society of Bengal (1814-1875) and Zoological Section ..

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Highlights of ZSI Study on Snow Leopard and its prey

Recently, the Zoological Survey of India (ZSI) conducted survey on Snow Leopard, throwing some interesting insights in Snow Leopard and and its prey species. Highlights of the study include; ZSI study highlights a strong link between habitat use by Snow Leopard and its prey species like blue sheep and Siberian ibex. According to the study, ..

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New discoveries and new records of fauna and flora

In year 2021, India added on 540 species to its faunal database. Thus, total number of animal species now stands at 1,03,258. 315 taxa were also added on the Indian flora in 2021, taking the number of floral taxa to 55,048. Key Facts Out of 540 faunal species, number of newly discovered species were 406 ..

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New species of blind freshwater eel discovered in Mumbai

New species of blind freshwater eel has been by four scientists from the Zoological Survey of India (ZSI). Highlights Eel species was discovered from a well in Mumbai, Maharashtra. As per scientists, eel is a blind freshwater hypogean. This is the first such discovered species from Maharashtra and Northern western Ghats. About Blind Eel Species has been ..

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Dhriti Banerjee: 1st woman Director of Zoological Survey of India (ZSI)

Indian government approved the appointment of Dr. Dhriti Banerjee as new director of ZSI. Key Points Dhriti Banerjee is a prolific scientist. She had been conducting research in zoogeography, taxonomy, morphology and molecular systematics. She will take charge of Zoological Survey of India in a week. She has worked as the co-ordinator of ZSI’s Digital ..

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Crocidura narcondamica: New Shrew species found at A&N

A team from the Zoological Survey of India has discovered a new insect eating mammal species. The animal has been named Crocidura Norcondamica. About Crocidura Norcondamica It is almost the size of the house mouse. It lives in the forest floor and feed on insects. They help to control the insect population in the dense ..

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ZSI: Sunderbans is home to 428 species of birds

The Zoological Survey of India (ZSI) recently published the “Birds of the Sundarban Biosphere Reserve” in which ZSI highlighted that the Indian Sunderbans is home to 428 species of birds. About Indian Sunderbans It is a mangrove area in the Delta formed by the rivers Ganges, Brahmaputra and Meghna in the Bay of Bengal. It ..

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