Animals

Well, do not expect exotic species, we didn't visit any natural park, so I have only a small number of semi-domestic animals shots. The only wildlife we were able to see was antelopes (or gazelles? I'm not an expert...) in the desertic lands between Bikaner and Jaisalmer. Curios sight for us, not for the people living here, are the monkeys. They are mainly of two species, the common langur (Presbytes entellus) and the Rhesus monkey (Macaca mulatta, yes, the one which was used to discover the RH factor in human blood). The Langur is expecially venerated by Hindu people because it is the personification of Hanuman, one of the most venerated gods of the Hindu Olympus, and it is quite common sight in many Temples, we met a big Langur community in Sikandra, Akbar Tomb complex. Camels (well, you have the "Dromedary" word, as in italian, to mean the one-hump animals, while "camel" should be the two-humped beasts, but noone uses this word, so I'll call them camels) are a quite common sight in Rajasthan, they are used as draught animals to pull those two-wheel carts you can see in the pictures, used to carry heavy loads around. In Bikaner there's a state-run Camel breeding farm to study this kind of animals. Holy cows are also a common sight in the streets all around India, even if in some towns they are banned. Pigs are small, furry and black, something in between our domestic pigs and wild boars. A favourite of our trips in hot countries is the geckos. Initially Maddalena was very scared by geckos, but she is becoming more used to meet them. I like them cause they eat mosquitoes which would otherwise eat our blood! Absent: cats. We didn't see a single cat in our trip... where are they? India has no cats? (maybe that's why you can see lotsa rats, if you need pictures pls see the Deshnoke Temple shots)

02 Dromedari per strada.jpg
Camels
03 Dromedari per strada.jpg
Camels
04 Dromedari per strada.jpg
Camels
05 Due cammelli con due carrelli.jpg
Camels and carts
06 Camel Farm - Cammelli.jpg
Camels
07 Camel Farm - Cammelli.jpg
Camels
08 Camel Farm - Cucciolo allattato da mamma cammella.jpg
Cub
10 Scimmie.jpg
Monkeys in Sikandra
11 Scimmie nel tempio.jpg
Monkeys
12 Scimmie nel tempio.jpg
Monkeys
13 Le scimmie.jpg
Langur monkeys
14 Le scimmie.jpg
Monkey with cub
15 Le scimmie.jpg
Monkeys
16 Scimmie che giocano.jpg
Playing monkeys
17 Entello.jpg
Common Langur
18 Macaco.jpg
Rhesus monkey
19 - Scimmie che fanno il bagno.jpg
Bathing monkeys
19.1 Scimmia su un ramo.jpg
In the wild
20 Antilopi in liberta'.jpg
Gazelles
21 Antilopi in liberta'.jpg
Gazelles
22 Antilope in fuga.jpg
Getawaay
23 Le antilopi nel parco.jpg
Antelopes in a park
24 Le antilopi nel parco.jpg
Antelopes in the garden
25 Le antilopi nel parco.jpg
Antelopes
26 Antilope e spettatori.jpg
Antilope-watching
27 Antilope.jpg
Close up
28 Antilope.jpg
Close up
30 Attraversamento di capre.jpg
Goats
31 Osyan - Capretta sulla terrazza del Tempio.jpg
Goat
32 Pastore con le sue pecore.jpg
Sheeps
40 Scoiattolo.jpg
Squirrel (chipmunk)
41 Scoiattolo.jpg
Squirrel
42 Scoiattolo a terra.jpg
Squirrel
43 Scoiattolo su un ramo.jpg
Squirrel
50 Maiali in discarica.jpg
Pigs
60 Vacca Per la strada.jpg
Cow
61 Toro.jpg
Bull
62 Uacche sacre viste dall'alto.jpg
Cows from above
63 Bufali al bagno.jpg
Buffalos
70 Lago Gadi Sagar - La ressa dei pesci gatto.jpg
Catfishes
71 Pipistrelli (sempre quelli).jpg
Bats
72 Haveli - Interno con ...pipistrelli!.jpg
Bats
75 Shahpura House - Geco.jpg
Gecko
76 Geco.jpg
Gecko
80 Elefante.jpg
Elephant
81 L'elefante visto da tergo.jpg
Elephant
83 Camel Farm - Un cane si rinfresca.jpg
Dog

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