ADDENDUM : How to deal with anxiety ? [-]
"Worrying is carrying tomorrow's load with today's strength- carrying two days at once. It is moving into tomorrow ahead of time. Worrying doesn't empty tomorrow of its sorrow, it empties today of its strength." - Corrie ten Boom

"Man is not worried by real problems so much as by his imagined anxieties about real problems" - Epictetus

"Okay, so, flying," I started, taking a deep breath and focusing on the thing I loved most in the world. "Flying is … great. It feels great when you're doing it. It's fun. Pure freedom. There's nothing better." Dylan smiled, a slow, easy smile that seemed to light up his whole face. "So the first thing we're going to do," I told him, "is push you off the roof." - James Patterson, Fang

Live Traffic Feed [-]

 

 


 

Special links

 

"Perhaps not everything happens for a reason. That is, until you make it so; because for everything there is a season, which can, in fact, become beautiful."
"Spring passes and one remembers one's innocence. Summer passes and one remembers one's exuberance. Autumn passes and one remembers one's reverence. Winter passes and one remembers one's perseverance." - Yoko Ono

"At no other time (than autumn) does the earth let itself be inhaled in one smell, the ripe earth; in a smell that is in no way inferior to the smell of the sea, bitter where it borders on taste, and more honeysweet where you feel it touching the first sounds. Containing depth within itself, darkness, something of the grave almost."

"Summertime is always the best of what might be." - Charles Bowden

"Summer is only the unfulfilled promise of spring, a charlatan in place of the warm balmy nights I dream of in April. It's a sad season of life without growth…It has no day." ? F. Scott Fitzgerald

"There is a season for everything under the sun—even when we can't see the sun." - Jared Brock, A Year of Living Prayerfully: How a Curious Traveler Met the Pope, Walked on Coals, Danced with Rabbis, and Revived His Prayer Life

"Without seasons the human body seems to disagree with how it perceives the world, feels as if what's missing is the feeling & wants to attach to anything that will return to itself." - Ross Farrar

"The seasons long for each other, like men and women, in order that they may be cured of their excesses.

Spring, if it lingers more than a week beyond its span, starts to hunger for summer to end the days of perpetual promise. Summer in its turn soon begins to sweat for something to quench its heat, and the mellowest of autumns will tire of gentility at last, and ache for a quick sharp frost to kill its fruitfulness.

Even winter - the hardest season, the most implacable - dreams, as February creeps on, of the flame that will presently melt it away. Everything tires with time, and starts to seek some opposition, to save it from itself." - Clive Barker, The Hellbound Heart

"I love the arrival of a new season — each one bringing with it its own emotion: spring is full of hope; summer is freedom; autumn is a colourful release, and winter brings an enchanting peace. It's hard to pick which one I enjoy the most — each time the new one arrives, I remember its beauty and forget the previous one whose qualities have started to dim." - Giovanna Fletcher, Christmas With Billy and Me

"In the spring and summer I watched my plants flower, but it was, perhaps, in winter that I loved them best, when their skeletons were exposed. Then I felt they had more to say to me, were not simply dressing themselves for the crowds. Stripped of their leaves, their identities showed forth stark, essential." - Pamela Erens, The Understory: A Novel

"In space there are no seasons, and this is as true of the ships that cross the distances between humanity's far-flung homes. But we measure our seasons anyway: by a smile, a silence, a song." - Yoon Ha Lee, Conservation of Shadows

 

River Safari’s giant pandas Kai Kai and Jia Jia
draw closer to 72 hours of love

Thesynergyonline Wildlife Bureau

Jia Jia looking out for Kai Kai on the other side of the crossing gate. Female giant pandas only have a window of 24 to 36 hours to get pregnant, which makes reproduction for this black-and-white icon very difficult.  

NEW DELHI, MARCH 30 :
"The seasonal urge is strong in poets. Milton wrote chiefly in winter. Keats looked for spring to wake him up (as it did in the miraculous months of April and May, 1819). Burns chose autumn. Longfellow liked the month of September. Shelley flourished in the hot months. Some poets, like Wordsworth, have gone outdoors to work. Others, like Auden, keep to the curtained room. Schiller needed the smell of rotten apples about him to make a poem. Tennyson and Walter de la Mare had to smoke. Auden drinks lots of tea, Spender coffee; Hart Crane drank alcohol. Pope, Byron, and William Morris were creative late at night. And so it goes." - Helen Bevington, When Found, Make a Verse of

 

In wildlife kingdom ahead of the annual giant panda mating season—which typically occurs from March to May—veterinarians have given both River Safari's giant pandas Kai Kai and Jia Jia a clean bill of health during their annual check-up last month. The annual health check included x-rays of Jia Jia's abdomen, collection of urine samples and a dental and eye check. 

 

This will be the giant pandas' third attempt at natural mating, and visitors at the park may observe some intriguing courtship behaviour from the pair from now till May. As early as February, Kai Kai and Jia Jia have shown early signs that the mating season was coming soon. 

 

Ten-year-old Kai Kai and nine-year-old Jia Jia entered mating season for the first time in 2015 but both natural mating and artificial insemination had been unsuccessful. For the coming mating season, keepers have fine-tuned techniques to stimulate their mating instincts. 

"I believe it was the great ogre philosopher Gary who observed that complexity is, generally speaking, an illusion of conscious desire. All things exist in as simple a form as necessity dictates. When a thing is labeled 'complex,' that's just a roundabout way of saying you're not observant enough to understand it." - A. Lee Martinez, In the Company of Ogres

Observing and understanding are two different things." "We do not need to attend classroom training programmes for everything. Observation opens the windows of knowledge around us"

"Sometimes the best discoveries are the result of simple observations" - Dr. Seyed Reza Agha Seyed Hosseini. "Never worry if you're excluded from the circle, sometimes it's full of squares."

WEATHERS This is the weather the cuckoo likes, And so do I; When showers betumble the chestnut spikes, And nestlings fly; And the little brown nightingale bills his best, And they sit outside at 'The Traveller's Rest,' And maids come forth sprig-muslin drest, And citizens dream of the south and west, And so do I. This is the weather the shepherd shuns, And so do I; When beeches drip in browns and duns, And thresh and ply; And hill-hid tides throb, throe on throe, And meadow rivulets overflow, And drops on gate bars hang in a row, And rooks in families homeward go, And so do I." - Thomas Hardylink

"The whole concatenation of wild and artificial things, the natural ecosystem as modified by people over the centuries, the build environment layered over layers, the eerie mix of sounds and smells and glimpses neither natural nor crafted- all of it is free for the taking, for the taking in. Take it, take it in, take in more every weekend, every day, and quickly it becomes the theater that intrigues, relaxes, fascinates, seduces, and above all expands any mind focused on it. Outside lies utterly ordinary space open to any casual explorer willing to find the extraordinary. Outside lies unprogrammed awareness that at times becomes directed serendipity. Outside lies magic." - John R. Stilgoe

 
 

Kai Kai and Jia Jia’s exhibits were first swapped in November last year, two months earlier compared to previous mating seasons, when exhibits were usually swapped in January. This helps to encourage hormonal changes when smelling the scent of the opposite gender. 

 

As with previous mating seasons, keepers continued to vary daylight hours and temperature at River Safari’s Giant Panda Forest. This simulates the seasonal transition from winter to spring in their homeland in Sichuan, China, triggering the breeding cycle of the pair—the first of their kind to live so close to the equator.
Vets and keepers are carefully observing the behaviour of the two pandas as well as monitoring Jia Jia’s hormonal levels. Once Jia Jia’s oestrogen level drops, the giant pandas will be taken out of their respective exhibits for three days to allow natural mating in the dens. During these three days, visitors to River Safari will not be able to see Kai Kai and Jia Jia in the Giant Panda Forest.  

 

Vets have also collected Kai Kai’s semen via electro-ejaculation for artificial insemination to increase the chances of breeding the pandas should natural mating be unsuccessful. 

Singapore wildlife parks welcome
over 600 babies in 2016

We patronize the animals for their incompleteness, for their tragic fate of having taken form so far below ourselves. And therein we err, and greatly err. For the animal shall not be measured by man. In a world older and more complete than ours, they are more finished and complete, gifted with extensions of the senses we have lost or never attained, living by voices we shall never hear. They are not brethren, they are not underlings; they are other Nations, caught with ourselves in the net of life and time, fellow prisoners of the splendour and travail of the earth." - Henry Beston

Thesynergyonline Wildlife Bureau


 

NEW DELHI, FEBRUARY 16 : Jurong Bird Park, Night Safari, River Safari and Singapore Zoo have reported over 600 animal births and hatchings in 2016, and among them are highly threatened Southeast Asian animals. These include the Sunda pangolin, painted terrapin, proboscis monkey, Bali mynah and black-winged starling, all of which are on the brink of extinction.


Dr Cheng Wen-Haur, Deputy CEO and Chief Life Sciences Officer, Wildlife Reserves Singapore, said, "We have a mission to protect and conserve biodiversity in Singapore and the region, and are happy to report that our animal care team did well in breeding some of the rarest Southeast Asian animals in 2016. This is but one of the many ways we work on to help save these animals from extinction. We also actively support conservation and research efforts in the animals' native habitats."


Southeast Asian animal babies


Nine painted terrapins, one of Southeast Asia's most endangered freshwater turtle species, hatched in April in Singapore Zoo. The park also welcomed another proboscis monkey baby in April, an endangered primate native to the island of Borneo. Since 1999, Singapore Zoo has seen 30 proboscis monkey births and Singapore lays claim to the highest number of proboscis monkey births outside of their native Indonesia.


Southeast Asian animal births in Night Safari include Neha, the juvenile Asian elephant born on 12 May who charmed her way to fame with her playful antics. The park also welcomed a fifth successful birth of the critically endangered Sunda pangolin since 2011, on 7 October. This makes Night Safari one of the most successful wildlife parks in the world in caring for and breeding the world's most trafficked mammal. Two Malayan tapirs born in October and December brought up the park's impressive track record to 30 successful births to date.

Threatened Southeast Asian species continue to thrive at Jurong Bird Park, with the hatchings of three black-winged starlings and four Bali mynahs, both species critically endangered due to their popularity in the illegal songbird trade. The park works closely with organisations like Begawan Foundation and Cikananga Conservation Breeding Centre in Indonesia who are striving to safeguard a population of these rare birds, and hope to eventually reintroduce them to their native habitats.

"Dr Cheng said, "Each animal baby born and hatched in our parks is an ambassador in their own right. Individually, they represent their wild counterparts, but collectively they embody the need to conserve not just each individual species but the environment as a whole." Over at River Safari, the manatee herd welcomed Joella, a calf born in April. The park's giant otter family continues to grow with four new additions in March, bringing the total to eight. The park also saw the births of an emperor tamarin, a small primate species, and a trio of ocellate river stingrays, both native to the Amazon Basin.

"Like us, animals feel love, joy, fear and pain, but they cannot grasp the spoken word. It is our obligation to speak on their behalf ensuring their well-being and lives are respected and protected." - Sylvia Dolson, Joy of Bears

"The most dangerous worldview is the worldview of those have not viewed the world." ? Alexander von Humboldt, Works of Alexander von Humboldt


Ambassador babies


Amidst recent reports that cheetahs (Acinonyx jubatus) are increasingly threatened with extinction with only 7,100 left in the wild, Singapore Zoo welcomed cheetah cub Deka. Born on 3 October, Deka was abandoned by her inexperienced first-time mother. Vets and keepers made the decision to save the cub by hand-raising her. Starting out weak and malnourished, Deka spent her first four days in the animal hospital. Vets and keepers worked tirelessly to provide round-the-clock care for the next two months until she was strong enough to be independent. Today, she is an active and healthy juvenile that enjoys sprinting about her play area.


Night Safari's first pair of fennec foxes successfully bore three kits in November. Kit trio Nia, Nailah and Zaire were also hand-raised after exhibiting minor injuries from mishandling by their mother. Parents Zuri and Izem, the first fennec foxes in the collection across the four wildlife parks, were brought in as confiscations by the Agri-Food and Veterinary Authority of Singapore. Singapore law prohibits the keeping of exotic animals such as fennec foxes. The illegal pet trade threatens the survival of wild species and amateur pet owners are often ill-equipped to manage the animals' welfare. The fox family is set to make its debut in Night Safari's Creatures of the Night show as animal ambassadors, to educate guests against keeping exotic pets illegally.

 

Over at River Safari, the manatee herd welcomed Joella, a calf born in April. The park's giant otter family continues to grow with four new additions in March, bringing the total to eight. The park also saw the births of an emperor tamarin, a small primate species, and a trio of ocellate river stingrays, both native to the Amazon Basin.

jQuery Animate a Div Height According to Content

Every time you click the above button some content will be added to box and the height of the box is adjusted through animation.

"Amidst the vicissitudes of the earth's surface, species cannot be immortal, but must perish, one after another, like the individuals which compose them. There is no possibility of escaping from this conclusion." - Charles Lyell, Principles of Geology

.

"In the divine Scriptures, there are shallows and there are deeps; shallows where the lamb may wade, and deeps where the elephant may swim." - John Owen

 

 

 

 

 

 

Singapore's Night Safari's largest
baby of the year named Neha,

Thesynergyonline Wildlife and Nature Bureau

Singapore's Night Safari's largest baby of the year named Neha

I have spent hours and hours watching elephants, and to come to understand what emotional creatures they are...it's not just a species facing extinction, it's massive individual suffering." - Mike Bond, The Last Savanna

"Everything from the humble woodlouse to specks of dust moving through a ray of sunlight. Each tells a story." - Fennel Hudson, A Meaningful Life - Fennel's Journal - No. 1 Sliding Text on Images

 

 

Walk in kindness toward the Earth

NEW DELHI, OCTOBER 17 :
"There's an exact moment for leaping into the lives of wild animals. You have to feel their lives first, how they fit the world around them. It's like the beat of music. Their eyes, the sounds they make, their head, movements, their feet and their whole body, the closeness of things around them - all this and more make up the way they perceive and adjust to their world."
― Richard O'Barry

 

And so Singapre Night Safari's largest baby of the year has been named Neha, which means love in Hindi. The playful baby elephant born five months ago has a daily routine of walks, naps and playtime, and loves her new messy pastime - scaling the mud mountain in her exhibit. Neha's staple diet is still her mother's milk but has started munching bananas.

 

She now weighs 325 kg, more than double her birth weight, which is normal for Asian elephants.The adorable baby has joined six other elephants in the world’s first safari park for nocturnal animals, her group includes her parents and her 15-year old brother.


 
Asian elephants are listed as endangered on the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species, due to habitat loss and human conflicts. There are only about 40,000 to 50,000 Asian elephants left in the wild today.  Wildlife Reserves Singapore (WRS) has taken an active role in the conservation of this majestic species.

 

Opinionatively, “Connecting with the wilderness allows us to live in the flow of a meaningful, joyful life. Embracing this state of connectedness or oneness with other living beings including animals, as opposed to feeling an “otherness” or “separateness” brings a sense of harmony and enables us to be at peace with oneself and the world.”
- Sylvia Dolson, Joy of Bears

 

  • I have spent hours and hours watching elephants, and to come to understand what emotional creatures they are...it's not just a species facing extinction, it's massive individual suffering." - Mike Bond, The Last Savanna
  • "I believe that if children fall in love with wildlife they will grow up wanting to protect it." - Imogen Taylor, The POWEs and The Disappearing Tusks
  • "We like to romanticize the wild, raw, majestic beauty of nature. But when you take a closer look, nature is really just a giant fuckfest. That beautiful bird chirping? It's a mating call. That pretty little bird is trying to get laid. And why does the peacock have such beautiful feathers? To attract females. Because he's trying to get laid." - Oliver Markus, Why Men And Women Can't Be Friends
  • "The time I spent in the jungles held unalloyed happiness for me, and that happiness I would now gladly share. My happiness, I believe, resulted from the fact that all wildlife is happy in its natural surroundings. In nature there is no sorrow, and no repining. A bird from a flock, or an animal from a herd, is taken by hawk or carnivorous beast and those that are left rejoice that their time had not come today, and have no thought of tomorrow."-= Jim Corbett, Jungle Lore
hover demo
  • "A wealth of knowledge is openly accessible in nature. Our ancestors knew this and embraced the natural cures found in the bosoms of the earth. Their classroom was nature. They studied the lessons to be learned from animals, knowing that much of human behavior can be explained by watching the wild beasts around us. Animals are constantly teaching us things about ourselves and the way of the universe, but most people are too blind to watch and listen." - Suzy Kassem, Rise Up and Salute the Sun: The Writings of Suzy Kassem
  • "Since I was a little kid, I've had this profound connection and love for the deep, dark, unmolested woods. I've always had a longing to be in the deep woods or in the water. I want to be on lakes, streams, and rivers and surrounded by everything that comes with it - the ducks, birds, fish, and other wildlife. I guess it's in my DNA, and I just love being out there. Even to this day, it's where I want to be." - Phil Robertson, Happy, Happy, Happy
  • "If you are a kind person and love animals, you may be lucky enough to find the Magic Valley. There you will discover a land where snow leopards play and mountains smile. I should tell you, though, that it will be a very hard journey. But I should also tell you that it is well worth the effort." - Helen Freeman
  • "To observe the wild animals in the natural settings one have to become wild to achieve specific goal." - Muhammad Awais
  • "There can be occasions when we suddenly and involuntarily find ourselves loving r=the natural world with a startling intensity, in a burst of emotion which we may not fully understand, and the only word that seems to me to be appropriate for this feeling is joy" - Michael McCarthy
  • "Stop and unplug," say I; "look around you, at the vastness and greatness of the natural world." Some stop. Others need binoculars to tie their shoelaces." - Fennel Hudson, A Waterside Year - Fennel's Journal - No. 2
  • "There's an exact moment for leaping into the lives of wild animals. You have to feel their lives first, how they fit the world around them. It's like the beat of music. Their eyes, the sounds they make, their head, movements, their feet and their whole body, the closeness of things around them - all this and more make up the way they perceive and adjust to their world." - Richard O'Barry
 

She now weighs 325 kg, more than double her birth weight, which is normal for Asian elephants.The adorable baby has joined six other elephants in the world's first safari park for nocturnal animals, her group includes her parents and her 15-year old brother.



Asian elephants are listed as endangered on the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species, due to habitat loss and human conflicts. There are only about 40,000 to 50,000 Asian elephants left in the wild today. Wildlife Reserves Singapore (WRS) has taken an active role in the conservation of this majestic species.



 

The Truth About Forever
What do we say to the Lord of Death?
"Why should I fear death?
What is life ?
Why people believe in heaven ?
 
 

Best viewed at 800 x 600 resolution with IE 4.0 or higher
© Copyright 2010 : TheSynergyOnline.Com
Head Office : Thesynergyonline.com , Synergy House , 569/3, Chattarpur Hills , New Delhi-110074 (India) Tel : 09810878945 , 91 011 32440558 ; e--mail: editor@thesynergyonline.com , marketing-executive@thesynergyonline.com