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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

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Wildlife Population Declines by Half in Last 40 Years

Started by John Jubinsky. Last reply by Randall Smith Oct 2. 2 Replies

According to the World Wide Fund for Nature the wildlife population of the world has declined by half since 1970 while the human population has increased from 3.7 billion to nearly 7 billion. Per the article: ....It stressed that humans were…Continue

Tags: Nature, Wildlife, Ecology, Jubinsky

Current Extinction Rate 1,000 Times Higher than Pre-Human Times

Started by John Jubinsky. Last reply by Joan Denoo Sep 3. 1 Reply

A new study says that the extinction rate of wildlife is currently 1,000 times higher than in the 60,000,000 year period before the arrival of humans. Per the article: Extinctions are about 1,000 times more frequent now than in the 60 million years…Continue

Tags: Animals, Wildlife, Jubinsky, Humans, Extinction

Wild German Boar Radioactive

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by Randall Smith Sep 3. 2 Replies

More than one in three wild boar in Germany are too radioactive to eat700 miles away and 28 years after Chernobyl, radioactive…Continue

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Comment by Joan Denoo on February 17, 2013 at 9:45pm

Comment by Tony Carroll on February 17, 2013 at 9:30pm

This extraordinary scene took place in Sanaga-yong chimpanzee rescue center.
 The scene proves that animals have emotions for their own kind.
 A group of chimpanzee watches with sorrowfull eyes from behind the wire as one of their own is wheeled past to the infirmary.

Comment by Plinius on February 17, 2013 at 12:47am

What a smile to enjoy with morning coffee! Thanks Steph! 

Comment by Steph S. on February 16, 2013 at 9:17pm

Happy Llama

Comment by Steph S. on February 16, 2013 at 9:15pm

Wow - that coconut crab is very cool - very large too Joan.

Aww how sweet a fawn and bobcat - thanks again Joan.

Tony I love the meercat group hug. So cute.

Thanks everyone for making the day better.

Comment by Tony Carroll on February 16, 2013 at 8:47pm

Meercat group hug!!!

Comment by Joan Denoo on February 16, 2013 at 7:04pm

Comment by A Former Member on February 16, 2013 at 11:02am

I know, that thing looks other-worldly. I'd be afraid it'd attach itself to my face and impregnate me with it's seed.

Comment by Plinius on February 16, 2013 at 1:36am

What a nightmare to meet when you throw the garbage out...

Comment by Joan Denoo on February 15, 2013 at 6:00pm

Coconut Crab: World’s Largest Arthropod

The coconut crab is the largest land-living arthropod in the world. It is also called robber crab, terrestrial hermit crab, and palm thief. The species inhabits the coastal forest regions of many Indo-Pacific islands.

 

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