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Some urban bees use plastic or sealant in nests

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by Idaho Spud on Tuesday. 1 Reply

Urban bees using plastic to build hivesSome solitary urban bees use plastic or window sealant in nest construction."We found two solitary bee species using…Continue

Tags: sealant, plastic, be nests

Almost a third fish eaten in US are illegal

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by Napoleon Bonaparte Apr 10. 2 Replies

One in Three Fish Imported Into U.S. May Be IllegalThose of us who care about wildlife want wild fish…Continue

Tags: overfishing, illegal fishing

Crocodiles and People

Started by Napoleon Bonaparte. Last reply by Joan Denoo Apr 1. 15 Replies

 ''As saltwater crocodiles stalk Australia's waterways, Al Jazeera investigates if they should be culled to curb attacks on humans.Heralded as the 'animal most likely to eat a human', saltwater crocodiles are a common feature in Australia's tropical…Continue

Tags: Atheism, rationalism, crocodile, nature, Australia

fox cub rescue

Started by Luara Mar 28. 0 Replies

You might enjoy this video - rescue of a fox cub:Continue

Widespread dolphin die-offs signal marine habitat pathology

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by Steph S. Mar 27. 1 Reply

“Marine mammals are very good sentinels for ocean and human health, and they really act like the proverbial canaries in a coal mine,” said Dr. Greg Bossart, a veterinary pathologist and senior vice president in charge of animal health at the Georgia…Continue

Tags: marine wildlife mass death

'Significant' Oil Spill Closes Houston Ship Channel, Fouls Wildlife

Started by Steph S. Mar 25. 0 Replies

 As many as 170,000 gallons of heavy oil have spilled into the Houston Ship Channel after a barge and a ship collided Saturday. A barge loaded with heavy oil was partially submerged Saturday, March 22, 2014, in the Houston Ship Channel in Texas…Continue

Hippo Saves Wildebeest from Crocodile

Started by John Jubinsky. Last reply by Steph S. Mar 25. 2 Replies

Below is a video of a hippopotamus saving a wildebeest (gnu) from a crocodile and then doing what it can to help the wildebeest get ashore: …Continue

Tags: Hippopotamus', Wildebeests, Jubinsky, Crocodiles, Animals

brainy elephants

Started by Luara. Last reply by Steph S. Mar 25. 1 Reply

From a Sciam article Elephants are just as brilliant as they are big: They are adept tool users and cooperative…Continue

Whale shark about to eat diver, or so it appears

Started by Steph S. Feb 6. 0 Replies

Marine biologist Simon Pierce, who studies whale…Continue

The end of the show for India's elephants

Started by Steph S.. Last reply by Ruth Anthony-Gardner Dec 26, 2013. 3 Replies

November 2013: The sight of elephants languishing in circuses and zoos in India are to be a thing of the past according to the country’s Central Zoo Authority (CZA). The CZA has issued a notice to zoo authorities stating that their elephants should…Continue

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Comment by Tony Carroll on January 20, 2013 at 11:21am

I know this isn't exactly wildlife, but I found it fascinating, and wanted to share. Brazilian Grape Tree (also known as Jabuticaba) does not use branches to grow fruits. It grows fruits (and flowers) directly on the trunk.

Fascinating.

Comment by Tony Carroll on January 20, 2013 at 2:07am

Albino Betta.

Comment by Steph S. on January 19, 2013 at 10:37am

Tony I just love the horses and the very cool looking butterfly. It is really awesome that the butterfly is transparent.

Thanks very much.

Comment by Tony Carroll on January 19, 2013 at 10:09am

Comment by Tony Carroll on January 19, 2013 at 10:06am

Comment by Steph S. on January 19, 2013 at 1:07am
Thank you Dominic - you have real talent. Those are beautiful pictures of butterflies. Thanks for sharing with us.
Joan thanks for the Clouded Leopard information.
Appreciate it!
Comment by Dominic Florio on January 18, 2013 at 6:51pm

Hedre are some butterflies I took pictures of a few weeks ago.

Comment by Tony Carroll on January 18, 2013 at 6:25pm

Okay Steph, I'm taking all the butterflies. Just beautiful.

Joan, glad you are enjoying the pictures. The wonder and awe of nature all around me often stop me in my tracks. All I can say then is "Wow".

Comment by Joan Denoo on January 18, 2013 at 6:14pm

The Clouded Leopard's Secret..."

"Clouded leopards have the largest canine teeth relative to their body size of all large cats.  I swiped this picture
without permission from Flikr.  The excellent photo was taken by a guy that goes by the handle of Nikographer." 
Tony, I have never heard of such a creature; it has an interesting story as written "in a book for children written by Karen Povey of the Clouded Leopard Project and illustrated by Heather Hudson."
Thanks so much.

Comment by Joan Denoo on January 18, 2013 at 5:29pm
These photos send shivers and give goose bumps. What loveliness. We are so fortunately to be alive and on this planet and observing all this beauty, thanks Steph and Tony. You make my day!
 

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