Andean condor can fly for 100 miles without flapping wings  — Natural History Wanderings

The Guardian reports World’s largest soaring bird flaps wings only 1% of time in flight, study shows A study sheds light on just how efficiently the world’s largest soaring bird rides air currents to stay aloft for hours without flapping its wings. The Andean condor has a 3-metre (10ft) wingspan and weighs up to 15kg (33lbs), making […]

Andean condor can fly for 100 miles without flapping wings  — Natural History Wanderings

Andean Condors Gain New Habitat Protection — Natural History Wanderings

Media Release from American Bird Conservancy Key Population of Andean Condors Protected by Land Purchase in Ecuador 1.8 Million Acres of Land Now Protected in Iconic Antisana Region (Washington, D.C., January 24, 2014) About half of Ecuador’s rare Andean Condors, among the world’s largest flying birds, will be better protected through a just-completed, 7,000-acre conservation […]

Andean Condors Gain New Habitat Protection — Natural History Wanderings

This video says about itself: SAVING AMAZON TAPIRS The story of our Amazon journey in June 2019 and our plans for the establishment of the LTCI Amazon Tapir Program in 2020! Filmed and produced by Laurie Hedges. By Gloria Dickie, May 12, 2020 at 8:00 am: Tapirs may be key to reviving the Amazon. All […]

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Background and Logistics A bucket list destination for many, the Galapagos Islands are a small archipelago located in the Pacific Ocean, about a six hundred miles off the coast of Ecuador. Although for most people, the major draw of the islands are the close-encounter interactions with the animals, many of which can’t be found anywhere […]

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Posted by Christa Lesté-Lasserre, MA as published on The Horse Derived from donkey skin, ejiao is used in traditional Chinese medicine. Demand for donkeys to meet its growing popularity has put the equids at risk They come from Africa. Asia. South America. Australia. Europe. And yes, even North America. A booming demand for a traditional […]

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