Echidnas

Photo: Paul Hitch/Parks Victoria Echidna = a spiny insectivorous egg-laying mammal with a long snout and claws, native to Australia and New Guinea Embedded Tweets Always a treat to have an Echidna (Tachyglossus aculeatus) show up on one of our remote camera traps – Eurardy Reserve, midwest Australia#NandaCountry @BushHeritageAus#SantalaceaeScience @ilwscsu pic.twitter.com/1RewTFIl44 — Richard McLellan / …

Turtles Links

Photo: Pablo Leautaud, Hatchlings News and resources related to turtles presented in somewhat random fashion Features Latin American Sea Turtles Elsewhere on the Web Desert Tortoise Habitat & Life History – Nevada Wildlife 14 things you probably didn’t know about turtles http://www.conserveturtles.org – @conserveturtles http://www.desertsun.com/longform/news/environment/2014/06/07/climate-change-california-desert-animals/10035779 http://tinyurl.com/z6rzrs7 Mexico http://www.biodiversidad.gob.mx/especies/gran_familia/animales/reptiles/menuTortugas http://procer.conanp.gob.mx/tortugas/sitio/Centros.php USA: Mojave Max http://www.mojavemax.com http://www.flickr.com/photos/mojave_max https://www.facebook.com/pages/Mojave-Max/109890969054057 https://twitter.com/MojaveMax …

Pronghorn

Photo: https://www.flickr.com/photos/usfwsmtnprairie/46932825701 The pronghorn (Antilocapra americana) is a species of artiodactyl (even-toed, hoofed) mammal native to interior western and central North America Embedded Tweets We love wildlife crossings! This wildlife crossing over Highway 191 in Wyoming provides safe passage for pronghorns and other wildlife. According to the state, wildlife-vehicle collisions have been cut by more …

Elk

Photo: Tom Koerner/USFWS, Elk at Seedskadee National Wildlife Refuge Wikipedia: The elk or wapiti (Cervus canadensis) is one of the largest species within the deer family, Cervidae, in the world, and one of the largest land mammals in North America and Eastern Asia. This animal should not be confused with the still larger moose (Alces …

Gualacate

Photo Wikipedia: El gualacate (Euphractus sexcinctus), también conocido como tatú poyú, tatú peludo, peji y más raramente armadillo amarillo, es una especie de mamífero cingulado de la familia Dasypodidae de Sudamérica. Es endémica de Argentina, Bolivia, Brasil, Uruguay, Paraguay, y poblaciones aisladas en Surinam. Su cuerpo es usualmente amarillento, a veces manchado con pardo rojizo …

Wildebeest

Photo: Martin Heigan, Solitary Blue Wildebeest (Connochaetes taurinus) Wildebeest = a large dark antelope with a long head, a beard and mane, and a sloping back Also known as gnu (from Khoikhoi and San, perhaps imitative of the sound made by the animal when alarmed) HerdTracker https://www.discoverafrica.com/herdtracker Horizon Travel Press The Great Wildebeest Migration Authors: …

Coelacanth

Photo: James St. John, Latimeria chalumnae Publisher’s note: Many thanks to Martin Hatchuel for preparing the text for this feature on the Planeta Wiki. Coelacanth = a genus of fish which has existed for more than 360 million years, but which was believed to have been extinct since the time of the dinosaurs. It was …

Ducks

Duck = waterbird with a broad blunt bill, short legs, webbed feet, and a waddling gait Embedded Tweets China may send 100,000 ducks to Pakistan to battle locust swarms. Pakistan has declared an emergency saying locust numbers were the worst in more than two decades. A single duck can eat more than 200 locusts a …