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Almost a third fish eaten in US are illegal

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by Randall Smith on Friday. 4 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

U.S. loses nearly a third of its honey bees this season

Started by A Former Member. Last reply by Grinning Cat Jul 11. 5 Replies

Nearly a third of managed honeybee colonies in America died out or disappeared over the winter, an annual survey found on Wednesday. The decline—which was far worse than the winter before—threatens the survival of some bee colonies.The heavy losses…Continue

Tags: food, pollination, agriculture, parasites, pesticides

Crocodiles and People

Started by Napoleon Bonaparte. Last reply by Casey Pittman Jul 4. 16 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

Beaver attack!

Started by Luara. Last reply by Luara Jul 3. 3 Replies

A beaver leapt out of the water to maul a kayaker.Maybe it was rabid, but while being rabid would be somewhat an excuse…Continue

Bats make social alliances that affect roosting behavior

Started by Steph S. Jun 18. 0 Replies

Depending on habitat availability, the endangered Indiana bat may be able to use its social connections to survive a certain amount of roost destruction, according to research by scientists at Virginia Tech and The Ohio State University.Alexander…Continue

Tiny muscles help bats fine-tune flight, stiffen wing skin

Started by Steph S.. Last reply by Idaho Spud May 27. 1 Reply

Bats appear to use a network of hair-thin muscles in their wing skin to…Continue

Exercise wheels for wildlife

Started by Luara. Last reply by Steph S. May 27. 5 Replies

Some people put a mouse running wheel outdoors, set up a videocam and saw who came to play ...The wild mice loved it.  A frog, too ...What would come and…Continue

There’s a new kitten in town: Baby Ocelot brings hope to struggling population in Texas refuge

Started by Steph S. May 4. 0 Replies

The baby ocelot recently photographed by remote trail cameras on the…Continue

North America's Sea Star Plague

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner May 2. 0 Replies

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

Tags: Sea Star Plague

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Comment by Tony Carroll on August 29, 2012 at 9:30pm

Beautiful elephants. I remember a show I saw on PBS last winter about elephants. What moved me was a troop, made up of sisters, aunts, mothers, and immature elephants come across a group of three young juvenile males. Suddenly the young bulls started charging at the females (or so I thought). What it was is that they recognized the females, who in turn recognized them. They were the nephews, sons, cousins, and sons of this troop of females. The reunion was joyous! However, after a littl bit, one of the males was clearly looking for his mother, who had died earlier that year. His aunt comforted him.

A few days later, the aunt of the male showed him where his mothers remains were. He went to her remains alone, and stood there loving caressing her. After a few minutes, his aunt came up beside him, and gently draped her trunk across his shoulders, and stood there. When he was ready to leave, they momentarily touched trunks, and walked away side by side. It was very moving. Made me well up.

Comment by Patricia on August 29, 2012 at 9:30pm

Such beauty!!!!

Comment by Steph S. on August 29, 2012 at 8:53pm

Wow Patricia! An elephant that paints! How exciting!

Comment by Steph S. on August 29, 2012 at 8:51pm

I loved watching the baby elephant go toward her mom to nurse.

How wonderful!

That live cam is so awesome! Thanks!

Comment by Steph S. on August 29, 2012 at 8:47pm

Thank you Patricia for the lovely photo and the link to the elephant video.

Sk8eycat thanks for the video and webpage links to the elephant cam!

I really appreciate your contributions to the group!

Comment by Patricia on August 29, 2012 at 8:23pm

Self awareness of an elephant


Take the time and watch this! You will be amazed!
Comment by sk8eycat on August 29, 2012 at 8:12pm

I forgot to add this link for the LIVE elephant cam at san Diego:

http://www.sdzsafaripark.org/video/elephant_cam.html

Comment by sk8eycat on August 29, 2012 at 8:09pm

Not exactly wild, but a new African elephant was born Tuesday AM at the San Diego zoo & wild Animal Park.

Video: http://laist.com/2012/08/29/video_wobbly-legged_elephant.php

IMO The tape shows that elephants are as social and caring as humans...maybe more so.

Now, we have to get elephants and big cats out of the damned circuses!  If a circus that uses animals ever plays near you...PICKET IT!

Comment by Patricia on August 29, 2012 at 1:43pm

WILDlife?????

Comment by Steph S. on August 29, 2012 at 5:33am
Thank you Patricia! Love the animal picture!
Anyway I'll post those chicken and chicken coop pictures later on this week.
Have a great day!
 

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