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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

Tags: giraffe slaughter

Lone Wolf May be Roaming Grand Canyon

Started by John Jubinsky. Last reply by Randall Smith Nov 4, 2014. 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

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Comment by Tony Carroll on September 19, 2012 at 2:14pm

A Friesen. Beautiful horse.

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

 

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