World Giraffe Day

Poster: Giraffe in Downtown Las Vegas World Giraffe Day – giraffeconservation.org/world-giraffe-day – is an annual event initiated by Giraffe Conservation Foundation (@Save_Giraffe) to celebrate the longest-necked animal on June 21, the longest day or night of the year (depending on which hemisphere you live). This annual event creates awareness, raises support and sheds light on the …

Gorillas

Buzzwords Gorillas are ground-dwelling, predominantly herbivorous apes that inhabit the forests of central Sub-Saharan Africa. The genus Gorilla is divided into two species: the eastern gorillas and the western gorillas (both critically endangered), and either four or five subspecies. They are the largest living primates. The DNA of gorillas is highly similar to that of …

Cranes

Photo: theilr, Moonrise Crane = Cranes are a family, Gruidae, of large, long-legged and long-necked birds in the group Gruiformes. There are fifteen species of crane in four genera. Unlike the similar-looking but unrelated herons, cranes fly with necks outstretched, not pulled back. Cranes live on all continents except Antarctica and South America. – Wikipedia …

Threatened Species

Buzzwords Under the Endangered Species Act, a species may be listed as either threatened or endangered depending on their risk for extinction… The ESA defines a threatened species as “any species which is likely to become an endangered species within the foreseeable future throughout all or a significant portion of its range.” – NOAA Hashtag: …

Lions

Photo The lion (Panthera leo) is a species in the family Felidae, and a member of the genus Panthera. It exhibits a pronounced sexual dimorphism; males are larger than females with a typical weight range of 150 to 250 kg (331 to 551 lb) for the former and 120 to 182 kg (265 to 401 …

World Tapir Day

Photo: Ray Morris, Tapir April 27 is World Tapir Day, held to raise awareness about the four species of tapir that inhabit Central and South America and South East Asia. The first World Tapir Day was held in 2008. About World Tapir Day: The plight of tapirs is symbolic for the wider threat to their …

Translocation

Buzzwords Translocation in wildlife conservation is the capture, transport and release or introduction of species, habitats or other ecological material (such as soil) from one location to another. It contrasts with reintroduction, a term which is generally used to denote the introduction into the wild of species from captive stock. – Wikipedia Embedded Tweets Translocation …

Beavers

Photo: Sarah Morgan/USFWS Midwest Region, Beaver Beaver = a large semiaquatic broad-tailed rodent that is native to North America and northern Eurasia Embedded Tweets As a scientist I've had an "elevator speech" prepared for a few years now. This year I made an "elevator video" & let me tell you: people enjoy seeing my research …

How to move a giraffe (2018)

Google Maps Following up on some interesting tweets and stories about a fascinating roadtrip in Australia from the nation’s capital Canberra to the Sunshine coast near Brisbane. What caught our eye was the roadtripper – a young giraffe named Kebibi. Questions What is Kebibi’s history? What was the route taken during the roadtrip? Where do …