I’ve been sitting on this news for months guise!! Kiki the lion is pregnant!!! This would be her 2nd litter. After her first cubs it was decided to implant a contraceptive that was only supposed to last for three years. But after it disappeared kiki still looked at her mate with the uninterest of…
We understand kids cant always come to the zoo to learn. SO WE WILL JUST HAVE TO COME TO THE KIDS!! A multi-state Virtual Field Trip to find out more about native species and the work Zoo atlanta goes into protecting them. The Hangout focused at a 4th grade level.
BBC Wildlife Camera-trap Photo of the Year 2013
Substance and style complement each other in our gallery of the winners of the BBC Wildlife camera-trap competition – captivating images depicting endangered armadillos, territorial cats and hungry ferret-badgers.
(see more: DiscoverWildlife.com)
(photo: Nicolas Tubbs/ARTP and GRNP)
Saving the Elephants on Instagram
Each year, an estimated 35,000 elephants are lost to poaching. In Africa alone, the elephant population has been reduced to less than half its size in 30 years as poachers seek to harvest their tusks to support illegal ivory trade. If unstopped, this rate could lead to extinction within the next 10 years.
In Nairobi, Kenya, the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust (@dswt) has established the Orphan’s Project. At their conservation refuge, volunteers take in and raise baby and adolescent elephants that have been orphaned after their parents have been poached. To date, the project has successfully recovered and raised over 150 orphaned elephants and reintroduced them successfully into the wild.
The Elephant Nature Park in Northern Thailand’s Chiang Mai provides similar refuge for Asian elephants. The organization rescues distressed elephants—elephants who have been abused by handlers or subject to damaging work conditions—and rehabilitates them within their sanctuary. They also stand as an important ecotourism destination where tourists and volunteers can come to interact with and learn about wildlife in responsible, constructive ways.
To learn more about the elephant crisis and how you can help, check out the following organizations:
This orphaned baby squirrel, found emaciated and approaching people for food, was brought into Toronto Wildlife Centre and given a full assessment. His x-rays revealed a bad break in his tibia and fibula (lower leg), and he was brought into surgery where the TWC veterinary team re-aligned his bones and gave him a tiny splint and wrap to keep them in place while he healed. He is still and care and doing great, almost constantly running, jumping and climbing on his newly-healed leg.
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If this face can’t cheer me up during a bad feeling I don’t know what will.
My Rhino Iguanas don’t fuck around.
"Abandon all hope ye who enter here"…..but change the water weekly….