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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

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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

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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

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Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on July 26, 2014 at 6:41pm

Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on July 26, 2014 at 5:24pm

Yes, we enjoyed both the elephant and orangutan reproduction shows.

To change topics,

Coal dust 'spread across Barrier Reef'

Coal dust has spread throughout the Great Barrier Reef and exceeds toxic levels near the shore...

... UNESCO threatens to list it as a World Heritage site in danger.

Professor Hughes, who is also the director of the Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies, said the report also found coal dust had spread hundreds of kilometres from ports.

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Comment by Randall Smith on July 26, 2014 at 7:43am

Has anybody been watching the PBS nature shows on "Wildlife Sex"? The last two, on elephants and orangutans were wonderful--perhaps a bit explicit, but excellant. Further, the special on raising a baby orangutan with sign language was superb.

Comment by Randall Smith on July 22, 2014 at 6:52am

That's what you get for "praying"! Ha!

Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on July 20, 2014 at 12:18pm

Comment by Idaho Spud on July 18, 2014 at 4:07pm

That's what I wondered also Randy.

Comment by Randall Smith on July 18, 2014 at 7:09am

What is it that raccon is dragging off? Dog food?

Comment by Idaho Spud on July 17, 2014 at 2:18pm

Ruth, that's why I have peep-holes in my doors.  I don't like the idea of being a snack.  For bears, or for proselytizers.

Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on July 17, 2014 at 1:42pm

Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on July 13, 2014 at 11:37am

Not really wildlife, but...

 

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