Though trainers will have you believe that their big cats are only trained through positive-reinforcement, it’s clear that their training actually consists of fear-based training. Even when the tigers aren’t being whipped or beaten, they often bear scars caused by fighting from being in such close quarters behind-the-scenes. They are never allowed to have enrichment nor are they allowed to swim or roam freely in an open space, all of which are important parts of a tiger’s life.
Among the contents of the dead whale’s stomach were plastic products, fish hooks, rope and steel wires. This is just one more stunning example of why humans need to curb unsustainable habits and cut down on single-use materials, especially plastic.
Elephants are renowned for their stellar memory, but perhaps gorillas should be also able to boast the same. Eleven years after UK conservationist Damian Aspinall reintroduced a pair of Western lowland gorillas into the wild, he and his daughter, Tansy, met with them again in Gabon, West Africa.
This man loves animals so much he has dedicated 30 years to healing them 24/7 and is now giving away 5 acres of pristine land to someone who will continue his work.
According to GoodNewsNetwork, the first two elephants to find sanctuary were Guida and Maia, who are believed to have been rescued from Thailand where they performed in circuses.
The endangered genus, Hylaeus, commonly called yellow-faced bees, are the only genus native to Hawaii. Their failure comes amid a national crisis of declining bee populations, including colony collapse disorder.
WWF is trying to raise enough money to build a sanctuary for some 40 bears that are currently being tortured in bile extraction farms.
Recently, the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN) officially listed the Bornean orangutan as a critically endangered species as a result of the devastation of Indonesian rainforests, of which a staggering 25% have been leveled in recent decades.
People have known for quite some time that Greenland sharks are among the slowest moving sharks in the world, which may help them sustain life for so long, since slower beings tend to live longer.
By now we should be able to acknowledge that the election is rigged and that none of the current candidates represent the deepest interests of the American people or the human race. Never the less a sea of human energy and resources are being dumped into the phony contest, all the while, critically important issues go undiscussed with no plan what so ever. The amount of vitriol, anger, and hate in the election debate this year is suffocating, leaving one to wonder what would happen if this much energy were directed toward solving our most pressing collective problems.
The most likely explanation for the animals’ refusal to let go of the corpses: grief. Scientists have found a growing number of species, from giraffes to chimps, that behave as if stricken with grief. Elephants, for example, return again and again to the body of a dead companion.
While vacationing on the shores of St. Lawrence River in Canada, a family spotted a baby Beluga whale washed up on the riverbank. The whale’s mother was nowhere to be seen so that family’s boys quickly took the initiative to save its life and began hydrating it until authorities arrived.
Sayings like “there a lot more fish in the sea” may not be as true as they once were. We are depleting our oceans. Read this!
An article by Omar Cherif exploring a collection of unique natural wonders from around the globe.