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Beasts of the Wild

Beasts of the Wild

Lions and tigers and bears - oh my! Exploring majestic beasts in their natural habitats.

  • Ian McKenzie
    Published 3 months ago
    Delicious Honey

    Delicious Honey

  • Dr. Williams
    Published 4 months ago
    Great White

    Great White

    Terror strikes fast and swift, leaving a wake of blood after these predators of the deep. I guess it was the movie Jaws that truly awakened everyone to just how terrifying, and yet so misunderstood Great White Sharks really are. Myself I was very fortunate in all my adventures in diving that my only encounter was with a small sand shark. A quick thump on the nose, and it scurried off to more lucrative morsels. It is so unfortunate that shark attacks happen. But, we all have to remember that any time we enter the ocean waters, we are intrusive into their realm of reality, and not the other way around.
  • Jenna Deedy
    Published 4 months ago
    New Female Calf in J-Pod Brings Hope to the Southern Resident Orca Population

    New Female Calf in J-Pod Brings Hope to the Southern Resident Orca Population

    In May, researchers based at the Center for Whale Research sighted a newborn calf off the coast of Tofino, Washington. At the time, the calf, who was later determined to be a healthy female, was seen swimming with two females. One was named Tsuchi, who is also known as “J31”, and another was named Eclipse, who was also known as “J41”. At first, the researchers were not really sure which of these two female whales was the calf’s mother, but after a second sighting of the calf that occurred two months later, the researchers were able to determine that the calf was in fact, the daughter of Tsuchi. In fact, her May 24th birth helped bring the population’s numbers up to around 76 orcas.
  • Margaret Minnicks
    Published 5 months ago
    7 Annoying Summer Insects

    7 Annoying Summer Insects

    Summer is a fun time of the year, but there are some things that are annoying. Some common insects are more worrisome during the summer months than during the winter months.
  • Jenna Deedy
    Published 8 months ago
    Dear San Diego, Thank You for Saving Pandas

    Dear San Diego, Thank You for Saving Pandas

    Last week, officials at the San Diego Zoo announced that Bai Yun, a 27-year-old giant panda matriarch and her six-year-old Xiao Liwu, will return to their native China by the end of April. For more than twenty years, San Diego’s giant panda family has given zookeepers, veterinarians researchers, and guests from across the world the chance to learn about the natural history of these endangered bears in ways that were nearly impossible with wild studies in China. At the time that this article was being written, the San Diego Zoo was one of four zoos in the United States to house giant pandas.
  • IamZoya 001
    Published 8 months ago
    The Importance of Bats in Our Ecosystem

    The Importance of Bats in Our Ecosystem

    March 5, 2019: Worldwide, there are more than 1000 different species of bats that fit in one of two sub-groups:
  • Rowan Marley
    Published 8 months ago
    13 Awesome Wild Dog Species You Wish You Could Adopt

    13 Awesome Wild Dog Species You Wish You Could Adopt

    Dogs are cool. They have been a companion to our species for thousands of years, and since that time, we have seen some really interesting breeds pop up out of domestication. We have curly-haired poodles, hairless Inca orchids, as well as a rarer dogs like the split-nosed Catalburun.
  • Jenna Deedy
    Published 8 months ago
    Springer: Conservation’s Greatest Rescue Achievement

    Springer: Conservation’s Greatest Rescue Achievement

    On Thursday, marine mammal researchers based at the Vancouver Aquarium announced a naming “contest” for a calf who was born to a very well known to both scientists and animal lovers alike by asking the public for ideas on what to name him. The calf, who is known as A116, is the second calf born to a Northern Resident orca named Springer, also known as A73. You see, this little internet-based event is very important to whale researchers in Canada because Springer’s own story is regarded as a great conservation achievement that many thought at the time, was considered to be impossible to pull off. However, with a little help from Vancouver Aquarium’s animal rescue team, Springer’s rescue would go on to become the first of its kind in history.
  • Cato Conroy
    Published 9 months ago
    10 Strange and Fascinating Animals That Live in Caves

    10 Strange and Fascinating Animals That Live in Caves

    Evolution has taught us that different environments will make creatures adopt different traits. The more similar two environments are, the more likely it is that the animals that live there will have similar traits.