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Animals Tue Nov 21 2017 17:00:28 GMT+0000 (UTC)
WHERE THE PARTY'S AT -- The coats of mammals are essential to regulating their core temperature. Its really a marvel of adaptation when you look at the color, length, molts, patterns and distribution each mammal has which is what in large part makes each unique. There is on
We dont typically get to follow the lives of individual animals who are killed for their coats. Now, a short film is offering us a harrowing glimpse into the short and tragic lives of three fox siblings who were born, raised and killed on a fur farm.
This week, a major apparel company announced that its going to be removing fur, angora and exotic leather from its supply chain. The name VF Corporation might not sound familiar, but its the parent company to more than two dozen major brands, includi
Una vez mas y como todos los aos el Picaflor de barbijo nuevamente apareci por mi casa; este ao se demor unos das mas y realiz su primera visita de la temporada Primavera Verano 2017 durante la tarde del pasado 28 de Agosto. Luciendo a pleno el pluma
Whilst birding the Jubail area in strong winds and the middle of summer few birds are generally seen. Waders can always be seen on the sabkha but they are restricted to breeding Black-winged stilts and Kentish Plovers as well as further inland Little
A new study has revealed which bird and bat species are most at risk of collision with wind turbines, with birds of prey and migratory birds coming top of the list. This research is the first to take a global view of the problem, and pinpoints some p
In service to my colleagues who have waning patience as they are bombarded with the latest social media sensation, I offer this explanation to the moth with the "tentacles" coming out of its posterior. Here is the circulating image, but there is also
More photos from the Spanish trip, Crested Tits are delightful to watch and were common in the pinewoods of the region (not far from Alicante), coming to feed and drink at the various feeding stations on the reserve. A bird I have seen quite often in
Thousands of wild horses are living peacefully on public lands in Nevada right now, completely unaware that the government is coming for them soon. They will be rounded up this fall, and their advocates are raising serious concerns that they will be
When Matkasur Tadobas dominant Tiger disappeared into the creek, we thought that was the end of the amazing sighting. Our guide pointed out that there was a distinct possibility of him reappearing a little further down the road. This time we position
More content will be coming to this blog, more regularly, in October, but I wanted to share a humorous experience from our last bioblitz at Ute Valley Park in Colorado Springs. It was Saturday morning, September 16, and I'd already been up earlier th
On my recent 2 day hiking trip to the breathtaking Plateau of Fuorcla da Rims (Google Maps) near Scuol in the canton of Grisons, Switzerland, I was very lucky in coming across a chamois and being able to focus my video camera on it in time. To my ple
Grizzly bears do not make cuddly pets, but you would be hardpressed to remember that while watching a large mama bear ferry her two furry cubs across a wide lake. Video shot by David Roseman, who works in Wood Tikchick State Park in southwestern Alas
An exotic pet is any animal that would not typically be considered a pet. Animals like snakes, sugar gliders, monkeys and scorpions are becoming more common in private homes. In the United States alone, its estimated that over 19 million households n
The venue for todays trip was Titchwell RSPB. In the car park we watched a single Turtle Dove as it called and spent some time picking grit from the car park gravel. These birds are becoming scarce as they run the gauntlet of the gun on the way back
Many people with Skype-approved telephone handsets woke up last Thursday morning to realize that their phones were no longer receiving incoming calls. It seems that thousands of people all over the world who rely on Skype-approved handsets as their o
Just days after news broke that Italy banned animals in circuses, Ireland officials gave animal advocates another reason to celebrate after taking a similar stand. The Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Michael Creed TD, has officially si
After several safaris into the Amboseli National Park, we were yet to see anyAfrican Lion. And our driver-guide wanted to make one last attempt to search for them on one of our game drives. We started off on a good note with the sighting of yet anoth
When you think of ways the White House could, in fact, make America great again, allowing big game hunters to bring elephant heads back into the country is probably nowhere on that list. Nevertheless, the Trump administration has just announced that
Whilst birding the NADAC Farm area of Haradh 20 October I saw plenty of Harriers including at minimum of two Montagus Harriers over the pivot irrigation fields. Male Montagus Harriers are easily identified by their upperwing pattern amongst other det
Animal advocates are celebrating another major victory after the announcement that Italy is going to phase out the use of all animals in circuses and traveling shows. According to Animal Defenders International (ADI), Italy has one of the largest cir
A Blacktip Reef Shark (Carcharhinus melanopterus) cruises by in the crystal clear waters of the Bora Bora lagoon. Bora Bora, French Polynesia.      
An aging oil pipeline moves 23 million gallons of oil and natural gas liquids per day along the bottomlands of the Straits of Mackinac, where Lake Michigan and Lake Huron crash into each other in the heart of the Great Lakes. This pipeline Line 5, bu
En esta entrada comparto las dos mejores fotografas que pude obtener del Sietevestidos comn durante las primeras horas del sol de la maana del da 24 de Junio pasado en la desembocadura del Arroyo Apep (Nemesio Parma / Posadas). Bastante mas desconfia
Conservationists are mourning the loss of a critically endangered vaquita porpoise who died after being captured by authorities. The vaquita only exists in a small area in the Gulf of California, off the coast of Mexico. Despite past efforts to prote
The Welsh zoo that owned Lillith the lynx says it is devastated and outraged at the killing of the escaped cat, which had been on the run for almost a fortnight. The Eurasian lynx was destroyed after straying near Aberystwyth town centre following it
Thats how long, in centimeters, an adult Lion (Panthera leo) canine tooth can become. How long is yours? Just about one and a half centimeters in comparison. Okavango Delta, Botswana.      
We are delighted to announce the results of our latest photo competition. Candy McManiman wins First Prize for her brilliant capture “Candy McManiman”. Bob Shepardson is awarded Second Prize for his outstanding image “Bl
At the Grumeti Tented Camp in the Serengeti, we usually gathered at the open air lounge before first light for a cup of coffee and a rusk or muffin. This was a traditional meeting to work out where to go for the morning and discuss what we hoped to s
For many years, advocates have voiced their concerns about the welfare of the captive animals at Marineland in Niagara Falls, Ontario. In November 2016, the Ontario Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (OSPCA) filed five animal cruelty ch
The spectacular sighting of the Tigress (Choti Tara) with her cubs in Taboda National Park will remain etched in our memories forever. I also observed that one of the cubs was more attached to the Tiger mom and she also seemed to be more caring towar
Animal advocates are celebrating a win for wildlife in Northern California that will protect numerous species from being inhumanely killed by a federal agency thats become increasingly well-known for its war on wildlife. The U.S. Department of Agricu
This female leopard (Panthera pardus) shows off her extremely athletic nature by jumping across the channel in front of our boat. With Xigera Camp, Okavango Delta, Botswana.      
Even before construction began on the swim-with-the-dolphins tourist attraction Dolphinaris Arizona, animal advocates were concerned that it was a bad idea. More than 172,000 people have signed a Care2 petition urging the Dolphinaris company not to o
Los arbustos del parquizado del hotel Memories Varadero en el que me aloj durante mi estada en Cuba permitan disfrutar de la fotografa de aves sin necesitar caminar mucho de mi parte. Temprano a la maana, o bien despus de la merienda cuando el trnsit
Welcome to the Best Photo of the Week competition showcasing and celebrating the biodiversity of Planet Earth. Voting is easy and lots of fun. First click an image and browse through the slideshow. Then select the three images you like best of all an
Crossbills photographed on the recent Spanish trip, not a common species at all down here in Cornwall/Devon, I see them once in a while. But where we were in Spain one of the first to arrive at the pools, usually hearing them before they come down to
While many consider wildlife poaching to be a problem that only happens abroad, the practice often occurs closer to home. Take Oregon, for instance. In the past two years, at least eight wolves have died of poaching or mysterious circumstances in the
After spending some time on the eastern side of the Grumeti river in the Western Corridorof the Serengeti, we decided to venture on the western side between the Grumeti river and the Kirawari range of hills. We crossed the swollen Grumeti river acros
Raw power is unleashed on the plains as this coalition of young male Lions (Panthera leo) fends off any and all invaders of their new territory. With Little Vumbura Camp, Okavango Delta, Botswana.      
Over the past few decades, more and more households have decided to forego adopting a cat or dog and instead have opted to take in a reptile companion. However, vets are split on whether this is a good idea for both humans and the animals themselves.
This land offers a stunning coastal grassland area near the mouth of the Housatonic River which has of this writing 282 species of bird observed according to eBird data. It was my hope to visit Stratford Point and observe the LeConte’s and
On November 20, 2013, the Sumatran Orangutan Conservation Programme got a call about an injured orangutan found in the mountainous region of Tapanuli. “He had cuts on his face, on his head, back, hands, and legs,” recalls research
On an evening game drive in Amboseli National Park, we saw a pair of Grey Crowned Cranes foraging close to the road and we stopped to get a picture. I waited till the famous Crown was perfectly spread by the wind and took a few pictures. I timed a ca
Animal advocates have been fighting for years to free Lolita, a lone orca at the Miami Seaquarium, and now theyre getting some additional support from city officials. Lolita was once a wild and free member of the southern resident killer whales who l
Whilst birding the pivot irrigation fields near Tabuk in early October we found hundreds of Black Kites. Many birds will be on passage at this time of year but many more will saty throughout the winter. Some birds looked like typical Black Kites and
Rescuers are stepping in to help brown bears who are being kept in deplorable conditions and used as living attractions by their captors across Armenia. These brown bears have been poached from the wild and confined to barren enclosures at restaurant
This is the third post from my recentvisit to theSerengeti National Park. The Serengeti is known for its vast plains, huge herds and predators. It is not normally associated with its primate residents. Residents in the Serengeti, certainly along the
A new study in PLOS ONE reveals a 76 percent reduction in Germanys flying insect biomass over the past 27 years while another reports the countrys bird abundance has declined 15 percent in just over a decade. While the causes behind the insect declin