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All things wildlife. Wildlife management, ecology, eco-tourism, research, conservation, rehabilitation, photography, etc. For anyone who enjoys wildlife.

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Half of Mozambique's Elephants Killed in Last Five Years

Started by John Jubinsky. Last reply by John Jubinsky May 30. 3 Replies

The Wildlife Conservation Society has reported that nearly half of Mozambique's elephants have been killed by poachers for their ivory in the last five years. Per the article: Poachers have killed nearly half of Mozambique’s elephants for their…Continue

Tags: Poaching, Animals, Wildlife, Elephants, Jubinsky

Bird Demise

Started by Randall Smith. Last reply by Bertold Brautigan May 1. 4 Replies

From Sierra Club magazine came some frightening statistics regarding American bird deaths. A reader wanted to know "How many birds die from flying near wind turbines?" The answer was an estimated 600,000.Think that's a lot? Think again. Power lines…Continue

Cameras reveal the secret lives of Chernobyl's wildlife

Started by Steph S.. Last reply by Plinius Apr 29. 6 Replies

Automatic cameras in the Ukrainian side of the Chernobyl…Continue

146 Dolphins Die in Japan Beach Stranding

Started by John Jubinsky Apr 11. 0 Replies

146 melon-headed whales (a type of dolphin) died on Friday (4-10-15) after having become stranded on a Japan beach. Out of a total of 149 that had been stranded only 3 were saved. Per the article: As darkness fell, local officials in Hokota, about…Continue

Tags: Porpoises, Wildlife, Jubinsky, Dolphins, Animals

Sea Lion pups starving

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner Mar 17. 0 Replies

Starving sea lion pups on California beachesSince January large numbers of starving sea lion pups have been found on California…Continue

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Herbivores eat eggs and chicks

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by Joan Denoo Mar 6. 1 Reply

Field Cameras Catch Deer Eating Birds—Wait, Why Do Deer Eat Birds?Herbivores such as deer, sheep and squirrels have been observed eating…Continue

Tags: eating nestlings, herbivores

Monarch Butterfly Population Drops by 90% in Last 20 Years

Started by John Jubinsky. Last reply by Randall Smith Jan 5. 2 Replies

The monarch butterfly population has declined by 90% in the last twenty years. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is performing a scientific review to determine whether it should be placed on the endangered species list. Per the article: Over the…Continue

Tags: Monarch Butterfly, Butterflies, Wildlife, Animals, Jubinsky

Large European carnivores are increasing and co-existing with people finds a new study

Started by Steph S. Jan 4. 0 Replies

The brown bear, the Eurasian lynx, the grey wolf and…Continue

Giraffe Population Drops 40% in 15 Years

Started by John Jubinsky. Last reply by Steph S. Jan 4. 1 Reply

According to the Giraffe Conservation Foundation the giraffe population in Africa has dropped from 140,000 to 80,0000 in just 15 years. The decline is due to habitat loss, excessive hunting and poaching. Per the article: ....Unfortunately for…Continue

Tags: Wildlife, Animals, Giraffes, Jubinsky

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Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on June 26, 2015 at 8:36pm

Thanks for the link, Joan.

Comment by Joan Denoo on June 16, 2015 at 10:38am

Alaska’s Migratory Birds Cope with Climate Change

I am interested in how the migratory birds react to climate change and I wonder if they can change their patterns and still raise their young. This site should be a place to stay informed on studies being conducted. 

Let me know if you find anything on this subject. 

Comment by Plinius on June 16, 2015 at 7:52am

And it even occurs with people!

Comment by Randall Smith on June 16, 2015 at 7:29am

Like so many "wild" animals, rhinos are very loveable when treated kindly.

Comment by Joan Denoo on June 15, 2015 at 9:20pm

This lovely video of a baby rhino coming for a snuggle offers a real lapful. 

Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on June 15, 2015 at 9:14pm

Baby rhino needs a snuggle.

Comment by Steph S. on May 12, 2015 at 7:20pm

Gerald Payne and sk8eycat

welcome to the group

Comment by Joan Denoo on February 21, 2015 at 11:23pm

Ruth, can't stop laughing over "sucking face. I wonder if there are mucous membranes at the end of a trunk? OK, I'm on the hunt. 

Q. Do elephants have mucous membranes at the end of a trunk?

A. "If you'd ever been touched by an elephant's trunk, you wouldn't need to ask that question! They certainly do have mucous membranes in their trunks, and copious amounts of mucus which gets all over anything they pick up or touch. Trust me, I know from personal experience!"

"Source:

"I used to be a zookeeper and have studied animals all my life."
Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on February 21, 2015 at 10:20pm

Love the anemone-cheerleading crab, Steph!

Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on February 21, 2015 at 10:18pm

Gives new meaning to "sucking face".

 

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