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War in South Sudan exterminating wildlife

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by Plinius on Friday. 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 on Thursday. 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

Tags: Animals, Elephants, Jubinsky

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

Tags: radioactive wildlife

Child slavery and marine piracy tied to wildlife declines

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner Jul 25. 0 Replies

Global wildlife decline driving slave labor, organized crimeBroadly re-visioning the reasons for wildlife protection is essential. Those of us who purchased…Continue

Tags: organized crime, slavery, wildlife declline, Somali piracy

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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 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 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 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!
Comment by Steph S. on August 28, 2012 at 9:37am
Joan I read you describing the chicken from your farm in Hang With Friends- do you have any pictures? I have some I chicken pictures I could share with the group. I just have to download them from my phone.
Comment by Steph S. on August 28, 2012 at 9:35am
Diane welcome to the group! Glad to have you!
Comment by Steph S. on August 26, 2012 at 6:18pm
Thank you Patricia for the great picture! Love it!
Always enjoy your posts!
 

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