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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 Steph S. Jul 19. 5 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

Rats Dream About the Places They Want to Explore

Started by Steph S. Jul 15. 0 Replies

Maps in the BrainScientists already knew that after a rat has…Continue

Bee Demise

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by Idaho Spud Jul 11. 9 Replies

If you like to eat, the plummeting bee population matters.Bees are having a really hard time right now. For about a decade, they've been dying off at an unprecedented rate—up to 30 percent per year,...... in the last few years scientists have…Continue

Tags: climate change, bees

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

Tags: starving sea lions

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

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Comment by Steph S. on September 5, 2012 at 8:42pm

Hammerhead sharks! Beautiful Tony!

Thank you!

Comment by Tony Carroll on September 5, 2012 at 8:41pm

Comment by Steph S. on September 3, 2012 at 10:46am

Animals have emotions - just be around them for a while and you see that.

Patricia I love the polar bear photo.

Comment by Tony Carroll on August 29, 2012 at 9:30pm

Beautiful elephants. I remember a show I saw on PBS last winter about elephants. What moved me was a troop, made up of sisters, aunts, mothers, and immature elephants come across a group of three young juvenile males. Suddenly the young bulls started charging at the females (or so I thought). What it was is that they recognized the females, who in turn recognized them. They were the nephews, sons, cousins, and sons of this troop of females. The reunion was joyous! However, after a littl bit, one of the males was clearly looking for his mother, who had died earlier that year. His aunt comforted him.

A few days later, the aunt of the male showed him where his mothers remains were. He went to her remains alone, and stood there loving caressing her. After a few minutes, his aunt came up beside him, and gently draped her trunk across his shoulders, and stood there. When he was ready to leave, they momentarily touched trunks, and walked away side by side. It was very moving. Made me well up.

Comment by Steph S. on August 29, 2012 at 8:53pm

Wow Patricia! An elephant that paints! How exciting!

Comment by Steph S. on August 29, 2012 at 8:51pm

I loved watching the baby elephant go toward her mom to nurse.

How wonderful!

That live cam is so awesome! Thanks!

Comment by Steph S. on August 29, 2012 at 8:47pm

Thank you Patricia for the lovely photo and the link to the elephant video.

Sk8eycat thanks for the video and webpage links to the elephant cam!

I really appreciate your contributions to the group!

Comment by sk8eycat on August 29, 2012 at 8:12pm

I forgot to add this link for the LIVE elephant cam at san Diego:

http://www.sdzsafaripark.org/video/elephant_cam.html

Comment by sk8eycat on August 29, 2012 at 8:09pm

Not exactly wild, but a new African elephant was born Tuesday AM at the San Diego zoo & wild Animal Park.

Video: http://laist.com/2012/08/29/video_wobbly-legged_elephant.php

IMO The tape shows that elephants are as social and caring as humans...maybe more so.

Now, we have to get elephants and big cats out of the damned circuses!  If a circus that uses animals ever plays near you...PICKET IT!

Comment by Steph S. on August 29, 2012 at 5:33am
Thank you Patricia! Love the animal picture!
Anyway I'll post those chicken and chicken coop pictures later on this week.
Have a great day!
 

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