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Leopard and Baby Impala become Friends in the Wild - Video

Started by John Jubinsky. Last reply by Joan Denoo on Wednesday. 1 Reply

A leopard and a baby impala became friends in the wild and played with each other for an hour. The leopard then went into the bush leaving the baby impala unharmed. However, the baby impala followed and it is unknown what happened after that.…Continue

Tags: Impalas, Leopards, Animals, Jubinsky

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

Tags: Wildlife, Animals, Giraffes, Jubinsky

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

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

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Comment by Steph S. on August 9, 2012 at 6:24pm

Comment by Steph S. on August 8, 2012 at 4:54pm

Thank you Tony for that stunning photo!

How are you doing?

Comment by Tony Carroll on August 8, 2012 at 4:28pm

A dragonfly covered in dew. Stunning!

Comment by Steph S. on July 30, 2012 at 10:32pm

Thanks for the cool picture!

Love it!

Foot pigmentation

The brightness of male foot colour is dependent on access to food.[3] The male's foot colouration is extremely sensitive, with changes perceivable by female birds within a 48 hour period. As the Blue-footed Booby is a monogamous species with biparental care,[3] the female is able to make day-by-day alterations to her investment in the pairing, dependent on male quality, which makes male foot colour a secondary sexual characteristic. During egg laying, the female is able to alter her reproductive investment through changing egg size, dependent on the perceived quality of her male partner.

As well as short-term variation, the strength of male foot colour has been shown to decrease in the long term as senescence proceeds, probably to the effects of oxidative damage.[4]

 

 


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blue-footed_Booby

Comment by sk8eycat on July 30, 2012 at 9:52pm

I wish I knew where that hotel IS! Wonder if the seal gets room service.

Annnnnd nnnnnowwww:

"Take your effing tract, fold it till it's all corners, and SHOVE IT!"

I still wonder how that foot color evolved....

Comment by Steph S. on July 30, 2012 at 5:28pm

I read the story about the sea lion - that was great!

It would be so cool to see that at that hotel.

Comment by Steph S. on July 30, 2012 at 5:26pm

Hey sk8eycat!

Thanks for the photo and the link to the story!

Really appreciate it!

Comment by sk8eycat on July 30, 2012 at 4:24pm

I don't know exactly where this story originated, but I love it...especially the photo:

 
https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=360083870731744&set=a.131730643567069.27443.130415010365299&type=1&ref=nf
Comment by Steph S. on July 23, 2012 at 10:45pm
Tony thanks for posting the wonderful elephant picture! I love it!
Comment by Tony Carroll on July 23, 2012 at 10:31pm

Just had to share this.

 

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