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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 Dominic Florio on April 19, 2013 at 11:30pm

I hope people won't romanticize this story.  While the facts are amazing, the rest of the story is that these dogs have short miserable lives, living on garbage, often abused by people, and producing sickly puppies who won't live through the winter.  I have also seen videos where some of these dogs are quite aggressive with people.  But what can we expect in a society where homeless children also run the streets.  The dichotomy in our own society is that some dogs are treated like spoiled children, above and beyond the needs of of a canine and sometimes detrimental to their health, while others. like Russia, are treated like throw away garbage.  I hate to be a downer, because the story itself is a wonderful example of adaptation and intelligence.  

Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on April 19, 2013 at 11:13pm

Stray dogs learned to ride the subway.

Comment by Lillie on April 19, 2013 at 4:30pm

Oh to be in Paris England now that spring is here.  And see the little lambs.

Comment by Joan Denoo on April 18, 2013 at 2:58pm
Ruth, I love the mom and baby photo.
Comment by Joan Denoo on April 18, 2013 at 2:56pm

I wonder if it would do any good to hang a mirror in a tree or shrub nearby?

Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on April 18, 2013 at 1:16pm

The downside of animal intelligence.

Comment by Joan Denoo on April 18, 2013 at 8:24am

Dominic, love the mom and baby giraffe! Such a sweet kiss! The elephant looks ready to take on the world. Thanks for the nice wake up photos. 

Comment by Joan Denoo on April 18, 2013 at 8:21am

Tony, what a way to wake up and get started, that dear little fuzzy elephant, the square fish (I didn't know they came that way), mom and baby hedgehog, and the orange butterflies perfectly matched to the flower. I think it is a cosmos. What do you think it is? I am definitely going to put in cosmos this year if it attracts butterflies, hopefully orange.

Thank you Tony! 

Comment by Tony Carroll on April 18, 2013 at 8:05am

                                Look at that face!

Comment by Tony Carroll on April 18, 2013 at 7:59am

 Ostraciidae is a family of squared, bony fish belonging to the order Tetraodontiformes, closely related to the pufferfishes and filefishes. Fish in the family are known variously as boxfishes, cofferfishes, cowfishes and trunkfishes. It contains about 24 extant species in seven extant genera

 

 

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