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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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Some urban bees use plastic or sealant in nests

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by Idaho Spud on Tuesday. 1 Reply

Urban bees using plastic to build hivesSome solitary urban bees use plastic or window sealant in nest construction."We found two solitary bee species using…Continue

Tags: sealant, plastic, be nests

Almost a third fish eaten in US are illegal

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by Napoleon Bonaparte Apr 10. 2 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

Crocodiles and People

Started by Napoleon Bonaparte. Last reply by Joan Denoo Apr 1. 15 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

fox cub rescue

Started by Luara Mar 28. 0 Replies

You might enjoy this video - rescue of a fox cub:Continue

Widespread dolphin die-offs signal marine habitat pathology

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by Steph S. Mar 27. 1 Reply

“Marine mammals are very good sentinels for ocean and human health, and they really act like the proverbial canaries in a coal mine,” said Dr. Greg Bossart, a veterinary pathologist and senior vice president in charge of animal health at the Georgia…Continue

Tags: marine wildlife mass death

'Significant' Oil Spill Closes Houston Ship Channel, Fouls Wildlife

Started by Steph S. Mar 25. 0 Replies

 As many as 170,000 gallons of heavy oil have spilled into the Houston Ship Channel after a barge and a ship collided Saturday. A barge loaded with heavy oil was partially submerged Saturday, March 22, 2014, in the Houston Ship Channel in Texas…Continue

Hippo Saves Wildebeest from Crocodile

Started by John Jubinsky. Last reply by Steph S. Mar 25. 2 Replies

Below is a video of a hippopotamus saving a wildebeest (gnu) from a crocodile and then doing what it can to help the wildebeest get ashore: …Continue

Tags: Hippopotamus', Wildebeests, Jubinsky, Crocodiles, Animals

brainy elephants

Started by Luara. Last reply by Steph S. Mar 25. 1 Reply

From a Sciam article Elephants are just as brilliant as they are big: They are adept tool users and cooperative…Continue

Whale shark about to eat diver, or so it appears

Started by Steph S. Feb 6. 0 Replies

Marine biologist Simon Pierce, who studies whale…Continue

The end of the show for India's elephants

Started by Steph S.. Last reply by Ruth Anthony-Gardner Dec 26, 2013. 3 Replies

November 2013: The sight of elephants languishing in circuses and zoos in India are to be a thing of the past according to the country’s Central Zoo Authority (CZA). The CZA has issued a notice to zoo authorities stating that their elephants should…Continue

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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 Patricia on December 17, 2012 at 1:22pm

Snowy animals......so pretty!!!!

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.

Comment by Joan Denoo on December 9, 2012 at 1:25pm

Tony, your photos of a cheetah family and leopard just made my spirits soar! What beauty and grace exists in nature. Far too precious to ignore, and they need human protection. 

Patricia, I enjoyed the video of nursing polar bears, and the quiet scene of natural behaviors of wild animals. 

Comment by Steph S. on December 8, 2012 at 11:58pm

Wonderful picture Tony!

Thanks so much for posting it.

Appreciate it.

 

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