Other Animals

The group moved steadily through the bush, their boots stamping the straw-colored dirt of Zimbabwe’s Hwange National Park. Slung over their shoulders were dark coils of wire snares, used by bushmeat poachers to catch animals in a deadly grip. But these were no poachers—they were the Mabale Community Anti-Poaching Volunteer Group. Enlisted by Painted Dog
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The jaguar population in Mexico increased by about 800 animals from 2010 to 2018, according to the first two censuses of the elusive carnivores ever conducted in the country. The news confirms that Mexico’s national strategy to protect jaguars is working, researchers reported recently in the journal PLOS One. “It was incredible to see jaguars
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Hong Kong recently launched a wild boar hunt after a few animal attacks created fear in citizens. Wild boars are a regular sight in Hong Kong and have been known to roam trails, board transportation, and grab free food from local residents. Recently, one went too far and gave a police officer a nip in
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Bearded dragons, ball pythons, leopard geckos, corn snakes, and crested geckos all make great pets! They are great options for beginner reptile keepers. But what else is out there? Are there some rare pet reptiles that are a good choice for beginners too? Are some of these rare pet reptiles even BETTER that the Top
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Giraffes, with their iconic long necks and unmistakable, beautifully patterned coats, are facing extinction. There are currently fewer than 69,000 mature individuals remaining in the wild today. And the threats of habitat loss and illegal hunting for bushmeat are only exacerbated by demand for giraffe trophies and other products traded internationally. The U.S. is partly
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Pigeons are everywhere, walking in the park, flying through the air, sitting on phone lines. You could say they’re part of everyday life. Many people find the presence of pigeons in urban areas annoying, and some even consider them to be dirty pests that should generally be distanced from us. However, pigeons hold an important
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Mozambique’s 15-year civil war changed the face of its national parks, which underwent rampant poaching of big mammals, including elephants. It did much more. It changed the face of female African savanna elephants (Loxodonta africana). The unusually large number of tuskless females at the Gorongosa National Park today can be traced back to the ravages
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Gila monsters (Heloderma suspectum), like their cousins the Mexican beaded lizards (Heloderma horridum), are venomous lizards. As such, they are some of the most famous, and the most feared lizards on the planet. They can’t possibly be good pets. Right? Clint explores these beautiful, notorious, dangerous lizards to determine if these beautiful lizards deserve their
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JAMBI, Indonesia — Conservation authorities in Indonesia have reported the death of a Sumatran tiger captured in October following reports of deadly attacks on people. Officials have linked the death to a suspected local outbreak of African swine fever killing the big cat’s main prey. The adult female Sumatran tiger (Panthera tigris sumatrae) died on
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Kiwis, tuataras, and green geckos are just the tip of the iceberg! New Zealand has some of the coolest and most unusual reptiles in the world! In 2019 Clint went to New Zealand and this is what he discovered! #kiwi #tuatara #clintsreptiles ==== “Mullerornis_agilis” by DFoidl under CC BY 3.0 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Mullerornis_agilis.jpg “Southern Cassowary” by Summerdrought
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Every year, Giving Tuesday is a global movement that unleashes the impact of generosity, encouraging people to do good and change the world in a positive way. Generosity is something the WCN community is no stranger to—your constant commitment to wildlife inspires all of us at WCN. We are so thankful for the many ways
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