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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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Leopard and Baby Impala become Friends in the Wild - Video

Started by John Jubinsky. Last reply by Joan Denoo on Wednesday. 1 Reply

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

Giraffe Population Drops 40% in 15 Years

Started by John Jubinsky Dec 5. 0 Replies

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

North America's Sea Star Plague

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by Ruth Anthony-Gardner Nov 30. 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. 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. 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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Lone Wolf May be Roaming Grand Canyon

Started by John Jubinsky. Last reply by Randall Smith Nov 4. 1 Reply

There have been several sightings of what appears to be a lone gray wolf in the northern Grand Canyon area of Arizona. Researchers think it might be a wolf - dog mix although it does not appear to be and is wearing an inactive radio collar. They…Continue

Tags: Wildlife, Animals, Wolves, Jubinsky

Elephants Can Detect Rain 150 Miles Away

Started by John Jubinsky. Last reply by John Jubinsky Oct 24. 2 Replies

A seven year study performed by researchers from Texas A & M, the University of Virginia, the University of South Wales and the University of Utah has established that elephants can detect rain 150 miles away. The study, however, was unable to…Continue

Tags: Animals, Elephants, Jubinsky

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Comment by Steph S. on December 18, 2012 at 4:02pm
Cheryl welcome to the group!
Comment by Tony Carroll on December 17, 2012 at 5:13pm

Comment by Joan Denoo on December 17, 2012 at 3:38pm

Tony, "One Fine Morning - Lighthouse" is a great toe tapper,  a get me out of bed tune. This is a keeper!

Just a few minutes ago I was whinging about lack of music for atheists to enjoy. Goodness, was I ever wrong. I just haven't had an ear for the multitude of performers. Thanks for waking up my music gene! 

Comment by Joan Denoo on December 17, 2012 at 3:21pm

Tony, White On White! Stunning! Beauty beyond imagining! We are so lucky. 

Comment by Tony Carroll on December 17, 2012 at 8:03am

Dear Joan, haven't been able to find out if they are poisionous or toxic to humans, but they are from eastern Australia.

Comment by Steph S. on December 17, 2012 at 7:48am

Oh WOW Tony! How stunning. Breathtaking - so happy you posted these beautiful animals.

Comment by Tony Carroll on December 17, 2012 at 7:46am

And

Absoloutely gorgeous animals. Ready for winter.

Comment by Joan Denoo on December 16, 2012 at 7:37pm

Tony, this is a wonderful discovery. Where do they live? Are they toxic to humans? Amazing!

Comment by Steph S. on December 16, 2012 at 10:31am

Thank you so very much Tony for the Peacock Spider. I learned a lot. And learning is so much fun!

Comment by Tony Carroll on December 16, 2012 at 5:41am

The Peacock spider. About 5mm when fully grown.

The red, blue and black colored males have flap-like extensions of the abdomen with white hairs that can be folded down. They are used for display during mating: the male raises his abdomen, then expands and raises the flaps so that the abdomen forms a white-fringed, circular field of color. The species, and indeed the whole genus Maratus have been compared to peacocks in this respect. The third pair of legs is also raised for display, showing a brush of black hairs and white tips. While approaching the female, the male will vibrate his abdomen while waving raised legs and tail, and dance from side to side.

Both sexes reach about 5 mm in body length. Females and immatures of both sexes are brown but have colour patterns by which they can be distinguished from related species.

Isn't nature just amazing? Love it.

 

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