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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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New Golden Jackal species discovered

Started by Steph S. Aug 10. 0 Replies

For the first time in 150 years a new canid species has been discovered…Continue

Gibbons have been disappearing from China for centuries

Started by Steph S.. Last reply by Joan Denoo Aug 7. 1 Reply

Gibbons are rare in modern-day China. All four species found in the country…Continue

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

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Comment by Tony Carroll on September 19, 2012 at 2:01pm

Wow Patricia. Simply beautiful. The dance of nature. Breathtaking.

Comment by Steph S. on September 17, 2012 at 9:50pm

Awww thanks so much!

I appreciate all your posts here and in my other groups.

So glad to help. : )

I can count on you too.

Hope you are having a good day.

Have a great week.

Comment by Tony Carroll on September 17, 2012 at 9:46pm

Thanks for the info, Steph. I really appreciate. When I saw the name Sitka, I thought of Alaska! Hahaha. Seriously, I really appreciate it. Can always count on you. :)

Comment by Steph S. on September 17, 2012 at 9:44pm

http://www.wcs.org/news-and-features-main/madidi-national-park.aspx

I found the link to the article Tony. Here ya go Mike.

Comment by Tony Carroll on September 17, 2012 at 9:40pm

@Mike. Nope. It was the picture on an article about an area in Bolivia that is one of the most ecologically diverse places on the planet,and how over 100 species of plants and animals are endangered in this one area alone. Scary. The South American forests have been called the lungs of the planet, and if we continue to abuse them, to paraphrase a saying from the Vietnam war, it will not be healthy for children or other living things.

Comment by Steph S. on September 17, 2012 at 9:38pm

The sika deer, Cervus nippon, also known as the spotted deer or the Japanese deer, is a species of deer native to much of East Asia, and introduced to various other parts of the world. Previously found from northern Vietnam in the south to the Russian Far East in the north,[1] it is now uncommon in these areas, excluding Japan, where the species is overabundant.[2] Its name comes from shika (鹿?), the Japanese word for "deer".

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sika_deer

Some ranchers here in Texas have this deer on their ranch along with other exotic animals. I've seen them. Very beautiful!

Comment by Steph S. on September 17, 2012 at 9:36pm

I know Mike -- so I'll answer that.

Yes it's rear-fanged.

 

http://www.reptiles4all.com/text.php?catId=198

Comment by Tony Carroll on September 17, 2012 at 9:30pm

Steph, that deer is beautiful. Never heard of Sitka Deer. Where are they from?

Comment by Steph S. on September 17, 2012 at 9:25pm

Sika Deer picture

Comment by Steph S. on September 17, 2012 at 9:24pm

That tree snake looks like it doesn't want to be messed with Tony!

That's a great picture of the snake.

Thank you so very much!

 

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