wild animals

Animals the way nature intended it; explore the world of wild animals and the controversies surrounding domestication and hunting of feral beasts.

  • Jenna Deedy
    Published about 17 hours ago
    Sorry Activists, but Seaworld’s Killer Whale Habitats Are Not as “Small” as They Look

    Sorry Activists, but Seaworld’s Killer Whale Habitats Are Not as “Small” as They Look

    They say that the internet is full of crazy conspiracies that are just beyond indescribable, and sometimes, full of whimsical nonsense that does nothing more than to draw the emotional side of its audience that would be enough to be passed as “fact” without doing any research to validate the “claim”. Well, it does appear that animal rights extremists who target zoos and aquariums are now attempting to do the same thing on social media.
  • Karen Grattan
    Published 2 days ago
    Sharks; Are They Evil?

    Sharks; Are They Evil?

    The picture above makes me wonder are sharks evil. The photo was taken from below looking up. I don't know about anybody else, but this image to me is terrifying. The photo says it all, it is what it is. I watched shark week and all you hear is how beautiful this big fish is. Beautiful, even a normal photo of a shark is not beautiful, it's scary. Shark week also tried to promote how shark attacks on humans is just part of the game. Come on, I see nothing more than a frightening, massive monster coming at you with extreme force.
  • Andrew Stephen Luck
    Published 2 days ago
    A Pale Snail Tale

    A Pale Snail Tale

    The debate was on between the dolphin 🐬 and the whale 🐋. Should pale snails tails be allowed in the sales? The dolphin wanted to exchange two fish 🐠 🐠 for the delicious sort after dish of pale snails tails 🐌 , flailed and sundried on nails all the way from Exotic Wales. 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿Unfortunately the whale 🐋had never seen a snail 🐌 but the dolphin 🐬assured him that he had one day done a triple reverse flip and seen one on a sailing ship ⛵️and so he really knew what he was talking about‼️The whale 🐋had recently been released from jail and was on his way to the English Dales 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿.
  • Eli Sooker
    Published 24 days ago
    Bear Conservation and Eco-Tourism in Japan

    Bear Conservation and Eco-Tourism in Japan

    I started my new job at a Wildlife Research Centre in Nagano Prefecture, Japan. This organisation is unique in that it works in both conservation and eco-tourism, the tours providing funding for the conservation side (along with few local grants). Nowhere else in the world is this being done, at least not to the same extent as here.
  • Jenna Deedy
    Published about a month ago
    Toddler Company Targets Parents with Anti-Zoo Propaganda

    Toddler Company Targets Parents with Anti-Zoo Propaganda

    Munchkin is a company that is known for making products made for everyday use for toddlers that was first established in 1991 after it’s founder Steven B. Dunn was surprised by the lack of “creative” designs in products that were made for infants and toddlers. While the company started out with making eco-friendly sippy cups, the company has since gone on to make organic snacks and formulas along with travel accessories. However, in recent years, as of 2015, the company has been under fire by both zoo and aquarium professionals alike over its ties with a radical anti-zoo group.
  • Eli Sooker
    Published 2 months ago
    Review of 5 Common Types of Traps: Predator-Free New Zealand
  • Emily Christyson
    Published 2 months ago
    Flipping the Script on Sharks

    Flipping the Script on Sharks

    Shark Week is upon us, which inevitably brings out the shark fan in even your least-expecting friends. Even those that could not care less about marine life indulge in some aspect of Shark Week, be it the numerous drinking games surrounding it, attack-umentaries (you know what I’m talking about, the documentaries solely revolving around shark attacks), made-for-Shark Week movies, or whatever tickles your fancy. On the other hand, maybe you’re one of my people—the year-round shark fan, who have been scoffed at since you were little when you answered “sharks” after people asked your favorite animal—who can’t help but get a tiny bit annoyed while watching all of these Shark Week fans crawl out of the woodwork. While we appreciate shark fans of all variety (because let’s be honest, these guys need more love) we also want to set the record straight and help you to help our marine friends, and quit perpetuating shark myths and stereotypes. Let’s work together towards flipping that script from fearing to revering these beautiful ocean dwellers, living everyday like Shark Week, and potentially saving our oceans along the way by debunking some of the five most common shark myths.
  • Pierre Roustan
    Published 2 months ago
    3 Viral Videos Proving Spiders Are Still Scary as Hell

    3 Viral Videos Proving Spiders Are Still Scary as Hell

    We have no doubt the insect world teems with unsettling images, at least when you're up close or deep in the dirt. But spiders? Hell, you see those monsters in the corner of your bedroom! And forget the fact that they're handy neighbors to have around, chewing up mosquitoes, flies, and other pests with ease.
  • Lisa LaRue-Baker
    Published 2 months ago
    Civil War in the Rainforest - Two Primate Groups in the Great Conflict

    Civil War in the Rainforest - Two Primate Groups in the Great Conflict

    Every single piece of the ecosystem is important and precious. Every plant, insect, germ, animal and man. Do we really separate ourselves from animals as in "man and beast?" "Humans and animals?" That's a bit arrogant. Especially considering as children, we all knew the question, "Is it animal or mineral? Animate, or inanimate?" Hopefully, by the time we all got to biology, we learned that humans are "primates." And so are the great apes, and that includes our Orangutan cousins. We share 97% of our DNA.
  • Dr. Williams
    Published 2 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 2 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.
  • Dion Wallace
    Published 3 months ago
    Wolf Run at Wallace Ranch and Sanctuary

    Wolf Run at Wallace Ranch and Sanctuary

    A typical day here at the ranch is filled with a calm country setting and our beautiful rescues. Our life has taken a path into the old ways of life. We live off the grid on 280 acres of beautiful mountains, tucked nicely in a valley between volcanic lava tubes and amazing mountains that fill us with peace and joy every time we walk outside. There’s lots of old-fashioned hard work building our house and creating a beautiful environment for ourselves and our animals; they are our family. We rescue, rehabilitate, and find forever homes. We were given a second chance at life, so in return, we give our rescues a second chance too! Everyday is filled with new tasks and adventures that leave us with memories to share with our children. We are BLESSED!