IndiaAsksWhy | Season 2 | Ep. 5 |Why Do Snakes Not Have Limbs?

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Utsuka and Jigyasa spotted a snake charmer on the streets. Utsuka was mesmerized by its dance. But they both realized that the dancing snake had no legs or arms. That made them wonder: “Why snakes don’t have limbs?”

They learn about the story of the past snakes and how they might have lost limbs. They also discuss how present-day scientists study snake evolution. 

In the interview segment, they talk with Dr. Megha Kumar, a scientist from CCMB who studies early forms of animals – embryos. Dr. Kumar talks about how researchers study snakes and other animals to answer questions about how their bodies develop. Dr. Kumar also shares her journey to becoming a scientist.


Hosts: Shweata N. Hegde and Ruchi Manglunia

Audio Editor: Indulekha MS and Ira Zibbu

Poster: Ruchi Manglunia 

Advisor: Megha Kumar