Sunday, June 22, 2014

Friday Roundup: The Week's Wildlife Links (June 20th, 2014)

I know I'm late. Thanks for noticing.

Want to know the difference between animal rights and wildlife conservation? Learn more about feral cats.

One-ton man-eating crocodile caught in Uganda, at least that's what the article says.

In wolf news: Saskatchewan is making it easier to kill them. For the first time in 89 years, a wolf appears in Iowa-is shot dead. In Europe, wolf spotted in Holland for first time in a century. If wolves come back elsewhere in the States, what will happen to the foxes and coyotes? Wandering Oregon wolf OR-7 may have found a companion. Watch Game of Thrones and ever wondered what Dire Wolves really were? Wonder no more.

Now to bears: Oil-soaked Grizzly found wandering around Banff. In Kootenay, a mother Black Bear overcomes a road-hurdle to help a cub. Sometimes, a short video clip is all that is needed to make you rethink our relationship with wildlife. Check out this casual Grizzly. People are starting to talk about reintroducing Grizzlies to California, Arizona, New Mexico, and Utah. Hunters after Black Bears in Idaho kill a Grizzly by mistake.

Meanwhile, up north Grizzlies are wandering closer and closer to Polar Bears and some concerning hybrids are starting to show upA warming climate is bad news for Polar Bears. What will they eat? Apparently, more starfish.

Students raise trout in the classroom-end up feeding them to bears.

Bears and wolves converge to feast on dead whale.

Tens of thousands of elephants are being killed each year by ivory poachers in Africa. Tens of thousands. Iconic and famous elephants are starting to fall. Civil war invades an elephant sanctuary in the Central African Republic. Mountain Bull, legendary Kenyan elephant, found dead. Shortly afterwards, Satao is found dead too. Another tribute to Satao here.

No, Lovebugs were not created by scientists.

Living alongside lions in Kenya. Living with other wildlife can be challenging too. Chimpanzees are raiding farms in Rwanda. How technology can help reduce conflict with livestock-raiding Snow Leopards and how rapid response teams in Costa Rica are helping farmers dealing with Jaguars killing their pets and livestock.

Whooping Cranes are hatching in Wisconsin.

Northern Elephant Seals are making a comeback in a big way.

Rediscovering vanished snakes.

Despite poaching, rhinos in India are up.

Have you seen any dead cicadas lately? You can help out on some cool citizen science.

Sure, Africa has some impressive wildlife migrations, like these zebra traveling from Namibia to Botswana. But wildlife migrations happen in the States too, check out these Mule Deer.

Heron eats rabbit.

Large-scale habitat restoration in Tampa, Florida.

World's oldest Orca (103 years!) spotted off B.C.

Some invertebrates, like cockroaches, care after their young. Some even nurse them, kind of...fascinating stuff.

What's wrong with the moose of New England?

Traditionalists and technology collide in the bird-watching world.

The toxic brew in our yards.

Did I miss something interesting? Let me know below.


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