wild animals

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

  • Rowan Marley
    Published 7 months ago
    10 Animals That Went Extinct Due to Hunting

    10 Animals That Went Extinct Due to Hunting

    When people hear about animals going extinct, there's a certain assumption that humans may have been to blame—unless they're talking about dinosaurs, anyway.
  • Jenna Deedy
    Published 7 months ago
    Anti-Zoo Group Still Shopping for a Whale “Sanctuary” in Nova Scotia

    Anti-Zoo Group Still Shopping for a Whale “Sanctuary” in Nova Scotia

    If the Whale Sanctuary Project gets its way, then Nova Scotia could end up creating a double standard in the midst of a pending ban against the keeping of cetaceans in marine zoological facilities in Canada. The radical anti-zoo extremist group, which is led by activists Lori Marino, and Charles Vinick, plan to hold town meetings over a ten-day period to pick out a seaside town where they could shop for an area to serve as an “official” home to a beluga whale facility that would be marketed off as a “sanctuary.”
  • Jenna Deedy
    Published 8 months ago
    Loro Parque Shares an Update on Ula, Debunks Extremist Claims

    Loro Parque Shares an Update on Ula, Debunks Extremist Claims

    The following piece was co-written by Maria R.Grillet.
  • Kimberley Crawford
    Published 8 months ago
    Coyotes Call for Help

    Coyotes Call for Help

    Coyotes have long held the reputation with humans as being cruel, sneaky, and vicious killers. They have been labeled as dog killers, sheep hunters, and cattle pilferers. Do they deserve this awful reputation or are they merely victims of a smear campaign? Turns out that coyotes might benefit the environment, and the human race, more than we ever anticipated.
  • Jenna Deedy
    Published 8 months ago
    Ocean Ramsey and the Endangerment of Pregnant Sharks

    Ocean Ramsey and the Endangerment of Pregnant Sharks

    On January 15th, 2018, Ocean Ramsey, a scuba shop keeper, model, shark conservation activist, and self-proclaimed marine biologist had a close encounter with a pregnant great white shark off the coast of Hawaii after she had just started feeding on the carcass of a sperm whale. As the story goes in regards to Ocean’s encounter with the 20-foot shark, Ocean, and her staff were spending the day observing tiger sharks when the animal appeared, along with a pod of dolphins that accompanied her. From there, Ocean began to swim close to her which led to the interaction between her and the shark that involved her petting the animal, and even riding on the animal’s dorsal fin. While there is no argument that Ocean had a beautiful experience with the shark, it was also a dangerous one as well.
  • Maria Johnson
    Published 8 months ago
    Facts About Elephants

    Facts About Elephants

    Nowadays, people are taking away elephants and their habitats. People are poaching elephants for so many reasons but the main reason is for their tusks, which are ivory, which they use to make jewelry and pieces of art. Elephants will be going extinct if we do not take action to stop the poaching of elephants and help conserve their habitat. Every day, people are taking over the elephants' land and turning it into farms, which leaves the elephants no place to live.
  • Patrick Tuttle
    Published 8 months ago
    The Whale in the Room

    The Whale in the Room

    In December of 2018, Japan announced that along with their withdrawal from the International Whaling Commission they will be changing their practice of commercial whaling. Officials claim that they will adjust their focus from harvesting in the Antarctic region - where as many as 300 minke whales are slaughtered each year - to their own national territories.
  • Jenna Deedy
    Published 8 months ago
    Morgan's Calf Has Been Named: Her Name Is Ula

    Morgan's Calf Has Been Named: Her Name Is Ula

    A killer whale calf who was born at Loro Parque last September has finally been named. According to the Spanish newspaper "El Dia," Morgan's four-month-old daughter was named "Ula," which means "Jewel of the Sea" in Celtic. However, despite this report, the staff at Loro Parque has yet to confirm it as her official name.
  • Jenna Deedy
    Published 8 months ago
    New Calf Born to L-Pod

    New Calf Born to L-Pod

    During a routine survey done on the endangered Southern Resident orca community on Friday, a newborn calf was spotted alongside its mother and family, which made it become the first calf to have been successfully born into the population in over three years.
  • Jenna Deedy
    Published 9 months ago
    Update on Morgan's Calf: How Is She Doing?

    Update on Morgan's Calf: How Is She Doing?

    On September 22, 2018, Morgan, a 10-year-old rescued killer whale at Loro Parque, gave birth to a healthy female calf. Although Morgan proved to be a good mother and had exhibited signs of bonding with her newborn daughter, she was not producing enough milk to meet her nutritional needs. So, in response to that concern, the Loro Parque staff stepped in to hand-rear her. The staff consisted of a team of trainers, experts, veterinarians, and marine animal care specialists who continue to monitor the yet-to-be-named calf around the clock on a daily basis and so far, these efforts are proving to show positive signs of her thriving.
  • Michelle Estevez
    Published 9 months ago
    10 Beloved Animals on the Brink of Extinction

    10 Beloved Animals on the Brink of Extinction

    As the planet spins around on its axis, species of all kinds are forced to find new ways to survive. While this is the natural way of things, it seems humans play a larger role in contributing to the future of what our world will eventually become. Whether it be on a political or personal level, our fellow earthlings are going through trying moments, living a life where their very existence has come into danger. While there are organizations dedicated to ensuring protection for some such species, climate change and criminals pose an immense threat to the future of their well-being. By raising awareness, we can come together and join in on the work these organizations are doing, reduce our use of wasteful materials, and approach the way we consume at a more conscious level in order to protect beloved animals on the brink of extinction.
  • Maria Johnson
    Published 9 months ago
    Thylacine

    Thylacine

    Are Thylacine extinct or still alive? The Thylacine are also known as the Tasmanian Tiger. The Tasmanian wolf is a carnivorous marsupial that once lived in Australia and New Guinea. These animals were hunted to extinction by men because we thought of them as killers but there are no reports of a Thylacine attack on people. Also, these creatures are known to be very shy creatures. A marsupial is an animal that has a pouch that their joey stays in until they are a year old. The Tasmanian Tiger is a light brown dog looking creature that has black stripes on its back which is why the Thylacine is called the Tasmanian Tiger. Male Thylacines have a pouch that protects their testicles from harm during mating. The Thylacine has the widest yawn gap which enabled them to open their mouth wider than most animals.