Foxes

Photo: National Park Service, Island Fox Fox = a carnivorous mammal of the dog family with a pointed muzzle and bushy tail, proverbial for its cunning Island Fox (Channel Islands, California) https://www.nps.gov/chis/learn/nature/island-fox.htm Fox Island (Indiana) tk Planeta.com Mammals Wildlife

Mexico’s Bats

Photo: US Department of Agriculture, Vampire Bat Video University of Mexico Professor of Ecology Rodrigo Medellin travels deep into the Yucatan rainforest to research and photograph two rare carnivorous species of Vampire bat. Rodrigo Medellin http://web.ecologia.unam.mx/medellin https://www.instagram.com/rodrigomedellin1223/ https://twitter.com/rodrigomedellin Tweets by rodrigomedellin Photos Embedded Tweets Wonderful documentary about @rodrigomedellin's search for Mexico's false vampire bats, filmed …

Wildlife Tourism Australia 2018

Photo: Tasmanian Devil This week, October 28-31, Wildlife Tourism Australia holds its conference and Planeta.com will be up transforming this preview page into an exciting recap. We are also curating this Twitter moment. The conference – Wildlife tourism values and challenges: balancing the needs of wildlife, tourists, operators and residents – takes place in Tasmania. …

Camera Trap

Buzzwords Camera trap = remotely activated camera that is equipped with a motion sensor or an infrared sensor, or uses a light beam as a trigger Camera trapping is a method for capturing wild animals on film when researchers are not present. Headlines Google-backed project is collecting millions of wildlife camera-trap images – CNN Worth …

Wildlife Links

Photo Links about wildlife presented in somewhat random fashion: Headlines https://www.washingtonpost.com/national/gadgets-track-wildlife-and-enlighten-humans/2016/02/28/c89bb6c8-de83-11e5-8d98-4b3d9215ade1_story.html An ethical history of zoos 2015 Wildlife Resolutions – @MeganShersby Africa: Can Indigenous and Wildlife Conservationists Work Together? Leaving Only Footsteps? Think again. – Outbounding why-we-need-to-rethink-wildlife-tourism Skip the Circus, Marine Park, and Zoo: Here are 10 Humane Ways to Interact With Wildlife The Coming …

Snow Leopards

Image: Biodiversity Heritage Library October 23 is Snow Leopard Day. Hashtag:  #SnowLeopardDay Committed to raising awareness for the plight of an iconic species, the twelve Asian countries that are home to the cat made the initial declaration in 2014. Twitter Moment Snow Leopard Day Red List Why we oppose @IUCN's decision to downlist the #snowleopard …

Kangaroos

Photo: Tatters, Kangaroo and joey The kangaroo is one of Australia’s most iconic animals. There are more than 60 different species of kangaroo and their close relatives, with all kangaroos belonging to the super family Macropodoidea (or macropods, meaning ‘great-footed’). Flickr 3738236886 3737441631 Headlines Kangaroos (and other herbivores) are eating away at national parks across …

Grizzly Bears

Photo: Tim Rains/Denali NP, Sow and cubs The grizzly bear (Ursus arctos ssp.) is a large population of the brown bear inhabiting North America. Scientists generally do not use the name grizzly bear but call it the North American brown bear. Headlines https://apnews.com/30a8f66939fc4da982e2e2f6d6414148/Judge-restores-protections-for-grizzly-bears,-blocking-hunts https://www.coloradoan.com https://www.npr.org Photos Embedded Tweets In a stunning victory for wildlife conservationists …

Giraffes

Photo: lukas.b0 The giraffe (Giraffa camelopardalis) is an African even-toed ungulate mammal, the tallest of all extant land-living animal species, and the largest ruminant. in the past 15 years, the population has plummeted some 40 percent, to less than 80,000 from 140,000 in the mid 1990s. Celebrations World Giraffe Day Embedded Tweets Meet the 4 …