Deer

Photo: Mara Koenig/USFWS, Deer Fawns Wikipedia: Deer (singular and plural) are the ruminant mammals forming the family Cervidae. The two main groups are the Cervinae, including the muntjac, the elk (wapiti), the fallow deer and the chital, and the Capreolinae, including the reindeer (caribou), the roe deer and the moose. Female reindeer, and male deer …

Tasmanian Tiger

Image: Biodiversity Heritage Library/ E. Lloyd (1896): Tasmanian Tiger The thylacine was the largest known carnivorous marsupial of modern times. It is commonly known as the Tasmanian tiger (because of its striped lower back) or the Tasmanian wolf. Native to continental Australia, Tasmania, and New Guinea, it is believed to have become extinct in the …

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

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 humans, …

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 …