Neel often finds the opportunity to visit National Parks and encounter wildlife. Recently Neel earned lots of adventurous experiences to visit in Manas National Park. It was the last week of September and the day was raining. The day was cold and we took a jeep with a rooftop. Usually, wild animals are active in pleasant (slightly cold with rain) weather. The elephant, rhino are
normally inactive full noon on a sunny day. and they are observing to act in actively the early morning and evening. As expected, we found different species of the animal during our safari.
We sighted birds, deer, rhinos, elephants, and buffalos. We encountered an elephant herd in the Latajhar area. Neel was so excited to locate the elephant herd. He loves to see small elephant claves playing with older ones. We stopped our jeep on a safe distance and enjoy the behavior of the elephant herd. I request Neel not to make noise as the elephant able to detect very-low-frequency noise. The elephant herd was enjoying their own. They did not even bother about our presence.
Neel whispered in my ear and asking questions one after another. I told him that the number of elephant herds varies depending on different situations. These numbers vary from 4-5 individuals to 50-70 individuals or more. They are herbivores and eat a variety of plant leaves, bark, root, fruit, flower. An adult elephant needs 120-150kg of food and an average of 200 liters of water.
The elephant also indicator species of a particular habitat. They are also called natural habitat engineers. The elephant herds are matriarchal in nature. The male elephant left the elephant herds after attaining maturity.
Elephants love to eat elephant apple which is common in all elephant habitats. I told Neel that the elephant is a very wise animal. It is known as the 'Heritage Animal' of our country. We must care about the habitat of elephants. Instead of this, we will lose this animal from our earth.
I am a father of 7 years son and trying to provide quality time in the midst of a busy work schedule. Professionally, I am a wildlife biologist as such I spend many days from my house inside the forest with no connectivity. But as I return home I am turned into a family man and a father. How can we (my son and me) spend time: Early morning : I am an early riser and always left my bed between 4:30–0500am. This is my me time. From 5:00 -7:00, I do my all work- walking for half an hour, meditation and daily journal, and reading. 7:30 I wake up my son with a kiss on his forehead. I open windows and softly request him to wake up. Every night we sleep at the same time and I give him suggestions to wake up as I request so there is no hindrance. He usually takes 10 minutes to freshen up. then I give him the first glass of water and two biscuits to start the day. Thereafter we read his books (either textbook or reference) and request him to read loudly. I correct his pronunciation and maintain
I always encourage my son to wake up early. I have early wake-up habit since my childhood. During my childhood, I used to study, go to our paddy fields, or fishing in the early morning. Today, it is not possible for my child to indulge in the same activities as my childhood. Still, I am glad that my child wakes up early. I always make sure to get morning freshness and it boosts up my energy for a whole day. I encouraged my child to wake early to maintain the same good habits from his childhood. He is always prepared to wake up early the night before. I set some morning plans for him like a workout for 30 minutes, reading, and working in a small garden for a few minutes. Sometimes we counted birds around our backyard. A gorgeous sunrise can sometimes be seen from an open space, and we are able to feel the greatness of the universe. As apparent I am doing it continuously. Sometimes I set free him to do as he like and he enjoys his own work schedule. This also helps us to avoid a mo