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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

Leopard and Baby Impala become Friends in the Wild - Video

Started by John Jubinsky. Last reply by Steph S. Jan 4. 2 Replies

A leopard and a baby impala became friends in the wild and played with each other for an hour. The leopard then went into the bush leaving the baby impala unharmed. However, the baby impala followed and it is unknown what happened after that.…Continue

Tags: Impalas, Leopards, Animals, Jubinsky

North America's Sea Star Plague

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by Ruth Anthony-Gardner Nov 30, 2014. 1 Reply

Slideshow: Sea Stars Dying in Mysterious PlagueSea stars ... are succumbing to an unknown, gruesome disease. Animals waste…Continue

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War in South Sudan exterminating wildlife

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by Plinius Nov 21, 2014. 1 Reply

Civil war in the young country of South Sudan has pushed once abundant elephants and other wildlife to the brink.Warring factions in South Sudan have slaughtered, poached and eaten "alarming" numbers of endangered wildlife, devastating one of…Continue

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Forty percent of giraffes slaughtered in last 15 years

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner Nov 20, 2014. 0 Replies

Poachers Are Now Slaughtering Africa's GiraffesPopulations have plunged 40 percent as the animals are killed for their meat, often to feed…Continue

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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".

Comment by Steph S. on February 14, 2015 at 7:22pm

Comment by Steph S. on February 8, 2015 at 9:12pm

Paul thanks for joining the group.

Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on January 27, 2015 at 3:58pm

You're welcome, Steph. :)

Comment by Steph S. on January 14, 2015 at 9:29am

Sara Marie - welcome to the group.

Comment by Steph S. on January 4, 2015 at 8:28pm

those are great Ruth - thank you

Comment by Joan Denoo on January 4, 2015 at 7:12pm

Ruth, the air and water in some places makes one want to jump back in the water and become slime. Our air quality here is fine, except when we have a weather inversion. Having the river flow through town helps to set up an air current to take it out. 

Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on January 4, 2015 at 4:59pm

 

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