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Did you know that elephants can distinguish languages and hear with their feet? More:
"It is incomprehensible that one of the last great tuskers of Africa—said to number less than 40 — has been slaughtered as a trophy for a fee."
One of Botswana's largest elephants has been killed by a trophy hunter #Botswana #elephant
"Even when they would be laying on the floor, unable to stand and howling in pain, they still would wag their tails, desperate for human comfort." #animaltesting
Is there a greener bug than the dung beetle? Just look at all the incredible things it does with poop.
In the Bahamas, tourists are killing them with 'kindness' #endangered
This #EarthDay was brought to you by termites and elephants and red groupers and other ecosystem 'engineers' #EarthDay2022
"If we protect flamingos, we can protect the wetlands as well as all other species big or small living there. In a way, the flamingo is the ambassador for these wetlands." @claudio_cckoob #wildlifephotography
The genius of crows is underrated. (But maybe they prefer it that way.)
“It's been described as nature's traffic cone. It's about the same size and has a bright orange shell, and the animal inside has a bright red body." #endangered
A critically #endangered tamarin has arrived in the world (and would you look at that hair?)
What's the best way to manage free-roaming #cats?
Got any old mascara wands hanging around?
'The whole yard has become the fox’s playground. It sniffs around the whole courtyard and examines every cranny, biting new objects and jumping on familiar ones.' More from the 2022 Sony World Photography Awards: #SWPA2022 @WorldPhotoOrg
“Using a mascara wand is a 'tip of the trade' in caring for injured and orphaned wild animals.”
"Nearly all of the farm animals I met for this project endured horrific abuse and neglect prior to their rescue. Yet it is a massive understatement to say that they are the lucky ones."
Marine sanctuaries are hoping these spectacular posters will inspire more people to visit and protect the sites More: @sanctuaries
With fewer than 90 left on the planet, it's a good day when a Sumatran rhino is born. #endangered #extinction
A new study suggests climate change may be prompting birds to lay their eggs earlier #ClimateAction
Just in: A critically #endangered blue-eyed lemur has been born at Jacksonville Zoo
Just in: The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has proposed naming the northern long-eared bat as #endangered
“This is something that we were a little shocked about, that they have declined by so much in so little time." #endangered
This veterinarian is staying behind to help animals in #Ukraine
These spectacular images are a testament to one photographer's abiding love for all things pika #wildlifephotography
What happens to manatees when seagrass dies off? #endangered
"It seemed as if it was made of chocolate — and if you look closer, it has a beautiful crown." More from the Sony World Photography Awards: @WorldPhotoOrg #NaturePhotography
Adopting a blind dog isn't hard. Just different. Here's what you should know: #dogsarefamily
“If we had had a handful of dodos left, including a female, there's a reasonable chance that as we've succeeded with the kestrels, we may have succeeded with the dodo."
“The cool part about this study is that they use physiological tricks to improve this cost-benefit ratio."
"I have never before witnessed such a close and natural bond between any wildlife species and a human." (A timeless photo from the 2019 BigPicture: Natural World Photography Competition.) More here: #wildlifephotography
Chimpanzees are fading all-too quickly from this planet. Here's how we can help them get some traction: #endangered
That time when a fox and a snowy owl met on a cold winter night.. and together, they made strange magic. #winterwonderland
So far, seven bears have been evacuated from Ukraine
In the mid-90s, basking sharks were a pretty common sight off parts of the California coast. Now, the huge mammals are rarely spotted.
“Their dogs and cats are part of their family so for them, evacuating without them was unthinkable." #Ukraine #Refugees
"Hermit after hermit going into these bottles thinking they'll get their next home, when in reality, it's their last home." #plasticpollution
Researchers are still learning new things about the aye-aye -- like what that odd extra finger is really for.
"What was really surprising about this video is that here we have two species that are very different, that are traveling together through a human-made structure under a busy highway that was not designed by wildlife.”
It's been a while big-nosed blobby frog. Welcome back. #endangered
The World Wildlife Fund isn't the only organization drawing a blank today. And there's a very important reason for that. #WorldWithoutNature #WorldWildlifeDay2022
A new study suggests that dogs really do grieve the loss of friends #DogsAreFamily
JUST IN: From a tap-dancing spider to a bird that sounds like she's playing the flute, these are a few of the animals that have joined the lost species list:
Here's why the Galapagos penguin is #endangered (and what we can do about it)
“This is the first study of any eagle species to show continent-wide effects from lead poisoning on population growth rates.”
JUST IN: Gray wolves are endangered again in most states
Many birds have changed in body size as temperatures have increased. But birds with big brains seem to be bucking the trend. #ClimateCrisis
Here's how you can help hummingbirds get through this long cold #winter:
“Koalas have gone from no-listing to vulnerable to endangered within a decade. That is a shockingly fast decline."
In the forests of an island in Southeast Asia roam the stripes of one of the world's foremost carnivores. Stop to take a look at this critically endangered Sumatran #tiger as it takes a look at our camera trap! Credit: Wai-Ming Wong/Panthera
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