The Apalachicola Dusky salamander is a herp you’re not going to find anywhere else. Subscribe to our youtube channel (link in bio) to watch the full length segment and many others. If you love to learn about nature from someone who lives and breathes it, you’ll want to keep up with Pete’s wanderings.
The African Wild Dog/Painted Dog, scientific name Lycaon Pictus. One of the most fascinating species I have ever worked with. Would you like me to share more about what my work entails before I move to South Africa to persue it fulltime?
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Bath time 🛁
5 hours ago
👍🏼 for Cope’s Grey Tree Frog
Another one of our finds in Kentucky. Their amusing call is more like a scream 😂 swipe to see/hear it
Original and Current North American Bison Range by resident artist @kimmirus. Each thread width equals approximately ten miles. Each inch equals 200 miles. #northamericanbison
Learn more about Kim’s weaving visualizations of environmental and human rights statistics at the Arctic Threads Artist Talk, 5/31 6:30-8:30pm, free to the public. #artisttalk#artistinresidence
Today is the International Day for Biological Diversity, hence this beautiful photo of an orangutan ❤️
Orangutan means “man of the forest” in Malay language and there are two species, the Bornean orangutan and the Sumatran orangutan. They are only found in rainforests and spend most of their time in trees 🌴 They also share 96.4% of our genes and are very intelligent ( #WWF).
Sadly, these two species are classified as Critically Endangered and Endangered on the IUCN Red List and there are only around 120,700 individuals left in the wild (WWF).
The major threats to the survival of the orangutan is habitat loss (trees cut down to make room for palm oil plantations), hunting and illegal wildlife trade.
When I look at apes, they are so alike humans. The way they move, their facial expressions and the way they use their hands. One thing that we can all try and do to help this species is to cut out palm oil from our diets ❤️ and keep voting for politicians that take climate change seriously 💪🏾
Tourists taking photos of captive wild animals abound on social media platforms such as Instagram. With the tap of a finger, travelers post their images of exotic animals for the world to see. But often travelers and fans alike are unaware of what the animals’ lives are really like. [nationalgeographic.com]
Don't let them #entertain us.