Wild Africa

Photo Planeta.com launches this guide to Wild Africa – the country’s biodiversity, wildlife, parks and protected areas and the opportunities for ecotourism and conscious local responsible travel. Questions What would locals like visitors to know about responsible travel and wildlife tourism in Africa? Headlines https://www.iol.co.za/news/opinion/canned-lion-hunting-damaging-brand-sa-11564974 http://www.traveller24.com/Explore/Green/family-horrified-by-glen-garriff-visit-but-sanctuary-says-its-not-what-it-seems-20171114 http://traveller24.news24.com/Explore/Green/or-tambo-to-remove-cub-petting-images-that-give-tourists-the-wrong-message-20170112 http://www.timeslive.co.za/scitech/2016/12/20/Now-you-cedar-it%E2%80%9A-now-you-dont-How-an-iconic-South-African-tree-is-dying-out http://traveller24.news24.com/Explore/sanparks-open-access-week-is-off-to-a-golden-start-20160912 http://www.flauna.co.za/sa-conservation-projects – https://twitter.com/flauna_za Is-the-vilification-of-wildlife-sightings-apps-justified Let’s keep …

Birds

Photo: Puerto Escondido Bird = a warm-blooded, egg-laying vertebrate distinguished by the possession of feathers, wings, and a beak and (typically) by being able to fly Celebrations World Migratory Bird Day Species Ducks Flamingos Penguins Kākāpō Webcams Livestreaming Now: Royal Cam from Taiaroa Head/Pukekura Amazon.com The Wonder of Birds Elsewhere on the Web peruaves.org avianreport.com …

Giraffes Links

Photo: Dana Wilson/BLM, Burning Man 2014 Links related to giraffes Recommended Listening Giraffes – the forgotten megafauna – Conservationists are putting renewed energy into saving the giraffe, whose population has plummeted by 40 percent in just 16 years… there are just 80 thousand left. This rapid loss has prompted the creation of the Giraffe Conservation …

Pronghorn

Photo: https://www.flickr.com/photos/usfwsmtnprairie/46932825701 The pronghorn (Antilocapra americana) is a species of artiodactyl (even-toed, hoofed) mammal native to interior western and central North America Embedded Tweets We love wildlife crossings! This wildlife crossing over Highway 191 in Wyoming provides safe passage for pronghorns and other wildlife. According to the state, wildlife-vehicle collisions have been cut by more …

Wildlife Wednesday

Photo Hashtags: #WildlifeWednesday Embedded Tweets The Arboreal Salamander is part of the lungless salamander family, which breathe through their skin & the tissues surrounding their mouths! Arboreal Salamanders dwell in damp terrestrial environments, & are only active in humid conditions. #WildlifeWednesday 📷 Gabi Dunn NPS pic.twitter.com/wo03qsMb6E — Golden Gate NPS (@GoldenGateNPS) March 6, 2019 Planeta.com …

Elephants

Photo: Flowcomm, Elephants Elephants are large mammals of the family Elephantidae and the order Proboscidea. Elephants are scattered throughout sub-Saharan Africa, South Asia, and Southeast Asia. They are considered to be keystone species due to their impact on their environments. – Wikipedia Questions What should we know about elephants? Headlines How to Be an Elephant …

Elk

Photo: Tom Koerner/USFWS, Elk at Seedskadee National Wildlife Refuge Wikipedia: The elk or wapiti (Cervus canadensis) is one of the largest species within the deer family, Cervidae, in the world, and one of the largest land mammals in North America and Eastern Asia. This animal should not be confused with the still larger moose (Alces …

Crabs

Photo: Biodiversity Heritage Library, Voyage dans l’Amérique Méridionale Crab = a crustacean with a broad carapace, stalked eyes, and five pairs of legs, the first pair of which are modified as pincers Headlines https://www.popularmechanics.com/science/health/a26038/the-blood-of-the-crab Planeta.com Wildlife Ocean Water

Bandicoots

Photo: Biodiversity Heritage Library, Compléments de Buffon Bandicoot = a mainly insectivorous marsupial native to Australia and New Guinea Embedded Tweets Last week marked a huge milestone for the endangered Eastern Barred Bandicoot. 55 of these critters were released onto a new island home in Victoria. Learn more ➡️ https://t.co/0JQ3TO7w8a pic.twitter.com/sFdhEdYMQS — @TSCommissioner (@TSCommissioner) October …

Gualacate

Photo Wikipedia: El gualacate (Euphractus sexcinctus), también conocido como tatú poyú, tatú peludo, peji y más raramente armadillo amarillo, es una especie de mamífero cingulado de la familia Dasypodidae de Sudamérica. Es endémica de Argentina, Bolivia, Brasil, Uruguay, Paraguay, y poblaciones aisladas en Surinam. Su cuerpo es usualmente amarillento, a veces manchado con pardo rojizo …