Just after sunrise last Sunday, while driving in the Mopani area of the Kruger National Park, we encountered this enormous Elephant bull in musth staking his claim to the narrow road. He was on his way to Mooiplaas waterhole and did not have any intention of letting four humans in a tiny (by his standards) metal cocoon […]

via Elephants have right of way. Are you going to argue? — de Wets Wild


Two White Newborn Tiger Cubs!

Two of a group of white tiger sextuplets are photographed at the Yunnan Zoo in Kunming, China. Image Credit: Photograph by Veg/Getty Images, According to the zoo, white tigers usually give birth to two or three cubs, and the sextuplets are considered very rare. via 22 Of The Most Powerful Photos Of This Week

via Two White Tiger Babies, Yunnan Zoo, China. — Old Guv Legends

Tanzanian Hydroelectric Plan and the Selous Game Reserve?

The Government of Tanzania on Thursday set aside 307 million U.S. dollars for the construction of the 2,100 megawatts (MW) Stiegler’s Gorge hydropower project in the Selous Game Reserve. Stiegler’s Gorge hydropower project is the world’s renowned wildlife area, a Senior Official said on Thursday. Medard Kalemani, the East African nation’s Minister for Energy, told […]

via Tanzania earmarks $300m for hydropower project — AsheNews

Animal Species have been Observed to Grieve!

Grief is a familiar emotion to many people who have experienced loss. However, behaviors associated with grief are not exclusive to our fellow Homo sapiens. In fact, numerous other animal species have been observed to grieve a loss through an assortment of behavioral responses. Emotions like grief are able to connect animals both socially and […]

via Grief: It’s Not Just a Human Thing —

Spring Bird Migration…

Shorebirds often dominate the tail end of spring bird migration in the Buffalo-Niagara Region, typically peaking during the last week of May. Dozens or even hundreds of migrant shorebirds can be seen at the most productive sites. You may be surprised to hear that over 30 species of shorebirds have been documented in the region. […]

via May 21-27, 2018 (Week 21 of 52): Shorebird Migration Will be at its Peak this Week — Buffalo-Niagara Nature Almanac

Lawsuits to Protect Migratory Birds…

Center for Biological Diversity News Release Lawsuits Seek to Restore Federal Protections for Migratory Birds WASHINGTON— A coalition of national environmental groups today filed litigation in the Southern District of New York challenging the Trump administration’s move to eliminate longstanding protections for waterfowl, raptors and songbirds under the Migratory Bird Treaty Act (MBTA). Groups filing the […]

via Lawsuits to Protect Migratory Birds — Natural History Wanderings

War Kills Wildlife, Too!

I have just come across an excellent blog post from Malini Pittet. In it, she reviews a recent study which found that armed conflicts are having significant impacts on wildlife populations in the Sahara-Sahel region of Africa. Malini’s synthesis is quite good, so I recommend you visit her site and read it there. Essentially, the […]

via Armed Conflicts are Driving Wildlife Declines in the Sahara-Sahel Region — The Jaguar