It’s Getting Lonely For Northern White Rhinos

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A recent article posted that needs sharing by everyone, if we don’t protect these animals who will?

We’ve already lost the Western Black Rhino species to the black void that is extinction fairly recently, and it now looks like the Northern White Rhino species is on the edge of the abyss and might keel over if conservationists can’t pull off a miracle.

So it’s sad news to learn that Angalifu, the 44-year-old male Northern White Rhino at the San Diego Zoo has passed away in the early hours of the morning yesterday. He was under veterinary care for a variety of age related conditions, and with him gone, there are only 5 remaining individuals from his species: 1 elderly female at the San Diego Zoo Safari Park, 1 at a zoo in Czechoslovakia, and 3 in Africa.

“Angalifu’s death is a tremendous loss to all of us.” said Randy Rieches , curator of mammals for the San Diego Zoo Safari Park. “Not only because he was well beloved here at the Park but also because his death brings this wonderful species one step closer to extinction.”

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Couple Shocked At ‘Dog Lease’ Deal

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Once again a reminder to be careful before any purchase you make!

“After Anthony and Françoise Claessens picked out a purebred bichon frise puppy and got it home, they were more than a little surprised to look closely at the financing paperwork.

They had leased a dog….”

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Painting Wind Turbines Purple Will Save Wildlife

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Environmentalists have often criticized wind turbines on the grounds that they harm wildlife such as birds and bats who are caught in the blades. On the other hand, home owners have cited turbines as eye-sores that reduce the value of their property. Now, it appears that the wind turbine controversy is about to taken to a whole new level as researchers at Loughborough University in the UK announced that by painting turbines a different color, rather than the traditional white/grey, wildlife might not be affected. In short, they suggest that all turbines be painted purple.

Source and read the rest of the article: inhabitat.com

Run Walter, RUN!!

A dogs perspective on getting to the beach in a hurry, or should we say bounce to the beach…. so much fun!

Gorilla Reunion: Damian Aspinall’s Extraordinary Gorilla Encounter

Damian Aspinall searches for Kwibi, a lowland gorilla he hasn’t seen for 5 years. Kwibi grew up with Damian at his Howletts Wild Animal Park in England. When he was five, he was released into the forests of Gabon, West Africa as part of conservation programme to re-introduce gorillas back into the wild. Now Kwibi’s 10 years old, much bigger and stronger. Will Damian find him?