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. 

 Check out the article at ABC Fox Montana

Cat and M… Monkey?

Posted on January 26, 2017

Funny video shared by some of our Facebook friends:

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.

Read the Full Article Here!


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. 

Check the full article (and video) at One Green Planet!


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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This illegal practice has overtaken trophy poaching in depleting wildlife in Zambia

Posted on July 15, 2016

south africa animalsWhen Synody Mulibehzi woke up June 27, 2012, he had two good arms. By nightfall, he would have just one.

Back then, Mulibehzi and his brother were employed on an anti-poaching team on a conservancy in Zambia, according to accounts made to photographer Benjamin Rutherford. Such teams are employed on game reserves, conservancies and farms, to protect animals from being poached and sold as bushmeat. On that day, Mulibehzi and seven others responded to a report of an early morning gunshot on the conservancy that he regularly patrolled. Armed only with a big stick, Mulibehzi charged headlong into the thick bush.

 

Read the full article at Washington Post


Reserve with rare gorillas finally protected

Posted on June 28, 2016

Punched by a gorillaLast Thursday, on June 23, the provincial governor of South Kivu formally approved the boundaries of the Itombwe Reserve in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, one of the last strongholds of the Grauer’s gorilla. Conservationists have cheered this move.

Read the full article Right Here!


Mountain Gorillas in Uganda

Posted on June 7, 2016

An incredible chance encounter with a troop of wild Mountain Gorillas in Uganda.

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