Tippi, the Girl Who Grew Up With Wild African Animals. Where Is She Now?

Posted on May 24, 2017

 

She was born in Namibia in 1990, but she was no ordinary child.

Playing with wild African animals since she was a baby, Tippi Degré believes she has the gift of talking with animals; they are like brothers and sisters to her.

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When This Rescued Lioness and Lion Cub First Met, What Happened Went Beyond Anyone’s Dreams

Posted on April 14, 2017

Keeper Karel Geurts watches on as the two lions approach each other. One is a lioness named Masrya, and she was once a caged promotional tool for her cruel former owners. The other is a four-month-old lion cub called Nero, who used to belong to a circus. They are both in need of company, but nobody could have guessed what would happen when they met.

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Monkeys Save a Man’s Life!

Posted on March 29, 2017

monkeysA Chilean tourist survived for nine days while lost in a dense expanse of Bolivian rainforest — thanks to a troop of hero monkeys who “dropped him fruit and led him to shelter and water every day,” the man claimed.

Maykool Coroseo Acuña, 25, went missing from his Max Adventures tour group at Madidi National Park, a protected rainforest in the northwest part of the South American country, National Geographic reported.

 

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Poachers Break Into French Zoo, Kill White Rhino And Steal His Horn

Posted on March 13, 2017

Poachers forced their way into a French zoo and killed a southern white rhinoceros named Vince, sawing off one of his horns before fleeing into the night.

The Thoiry Zoo said police are investigating the killing of the 4-year-old animal. The poachers remain at large.

“It is extremely shocking what just happened,” zoo director Thierry Duguet told France’s 20 Minutes newspaper. “An act of such violence, never before seen in Europe.”

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Lioness Adopts an…. Infant Lamb?

Posted on February 20, 2017

Isn’t this straight out of Disney?

When a lioness AKA Queen of the Jungle encounters an abandoned infant lamb, you’d probably expect only one outcome! However, you’ll be amazed what actually happened next…

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The Oldest Male Asian Elephant in North America Passes Away

Posted on February 12, 2017

elephant poachingAnother sad day for nature lovers:

The Oregon Zoo announced on Facebook Thursday morning that they had to put down one of their elephants, Packy. 

“With great sadness, we said goodbye to Packy this morning. Packy, the oldest male Asian elephant in North America, was humanely euthanized at the zoo after animal-care staff determined his quality of life and the safety of the herd was compromised by his illness,” the statement said. “Packy was a beloved animal and dear friend to our staff and volunteers, members, and community. This is a tremendous loss for all of us.”

R.I.P. Packy. 

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Cat and M… Monkey?

Posted on January 26, 2017

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Cheetah headed to extinction with just 7,100 left, wildlife experts warn

Posted on December 28, 2016

female cheetahThis is saddening…

LONDON (Reuters) – The world’s fastest land animal, the cheetah, is in danger of extinction because it is running out of space, research led by the Zoological Society of London (ZSL) has found.

After a sharp decline in numbers there are now just 7,100 cheetahs in the world, or 9 percent of the historic range, the ZSL, Wildlife Conservation Society and Panthera study found.

In Zimbabwe, the study found, these pressures have seen the cheetah population plummet 85 percent from 1,200 to at most 170 animals in just 16 years.

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Baby Lion Wakes up Mom Just For a Hug! (VIDEO)

Posted on October 28, 2016

Lions in Africa Need Protection According to US GovernmentUnless you live in sub-Saharan Africa where nearly all wild lions live, it’s likely that all you have seen of the majestic “King of the Jungle” has been through a screen. And of that footage, a great deal of it has likely been lions defending their territory, fighting other animals to the death, or patrolling their land. While these activities do make up a large part of a wild lion’s life, these animals are also incredibly close to their families. In the wild, African lions live in groups of around fifteen individuals. Babies are typically raised by the entire pride but the bond between mother and cub or father and cub is undoubtedly the strongest. 

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Tall tale: study reveals that giraffes are four species, not one

Posted on September 9, 2016

Giraffes

Genetic research on the world’s tallest land animal has found that there are four distinct species of giraffe, not just one as long believed, with two of them at alarmingly low population levels.

Scientists on Thursday unveiled a comprehensive genetic analysis of giraffes using DNA from 190 of the towering herbivores from across their range in Africa.

The genetic data showed that four separate species of giraffes that do not interbreed in the wild inhabit various parts of the continent.

 

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