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Indians celebrate Nag Panchami the snake festival

Nag Panchami, a festival of the worship of snakes in India, is being celebrated on August 1. Devotees traditionally offer prayers to idols of snakes and in many cases live snakes as well.
In the Media by Sravanth Verma

Goat brigade released to fight poison ivy in Boston

Boston - City officials brought in goats to clean up large patches of poison ivy scattered about Hyde Park. According to reports the animals are fast, clean and efficient in removing these and are not hurt by the ivy at all.
In the Media by Walter McDaniel - 2 comments

Iraq War Veteran receives government citation for therapy ducks

West Lafayette - Veterans deal with post-war integration in many ways. Veteran Darin Welker handled it by taking care of 14 ducks which he used for therapeutic purposes. After a citation he worries his animals will be taken away.
In the Media by Walter McDaniel - 3 comments

Ugandan officer takes down 'aggressive' tortoise with gunshot

Reports of a police officer shooting a tortoise are circulating on environmental sites. This may herald an unexpected wave of focus on Ugandan animal abuses.
In the Media by Walter McDaniel

Bear killed after returning for 2nd break-in

Vancouver - Two bears broke in to a West Vancouver home on Tuesday morning searching for food. Police were called to the home and shooed the bears away. One of the bears returned later that day and was shot and killed.
In the Media by James Green

Woman banned from zoo after trying to feed cookies to lions

Memphis - A woman was recently banned from the Memphis zoo after exhibiting some strange behavior. Fortunately she was caught before she could endanger herself or the lions.
In the Media by Walter McDaniel - 2 comments

Video: Drunken handler releases furious bull into crowd

One thing everyone likes to do during a bullfight is drink. However the man keeping the crowd safe apparently had too much when he set the bull loose on a crowd of men, women and children.
In the Media by Walter McDaniel

Study: The Manitoban treasure trove

Winnipeg - Around $117 billion in carbon offsets is no small amount of money for just about anyone. The forest regions of Manitoba may just be worth that to those who can acquire the rights.
In the Media by Walter McDaniel

Poachers kill famed giant Kenyan elephant

Nairobi - One of Africa's largest elephants has died after being shot by poachers using poisoned arrows in Kenya, wildlife officials revealed as they mourned on Saturday the loss of an "old friend.
In the Media by Peter Martell (AFP) - 1 comment

Video: Unknown sea creature devours massive shark

Scientists had tracked a healthy and massive shark in the waters around Australia. They were terribly shocked when their tracking device showed up on an Australian shoreline.
In the Media by Walter McDaniel - 4 comments

World Cup raises poaching concerns

According to some recent reports locals around the World Cup are raising extra money from tourists. Unfortunately they are doing so by capturing animals and exhibiting them in their homes.
In the Media by Walter McDaniel

Highly toxic rodent poisons to be pulled from U.S. market

A group of highly toxic rodent poisons linked to the death of wildlife will be removed from U.S. stores, the manufacturer said.
In the Media by Nathan Salant - 1 comment

Poaching could wipe out Tanzanian elephants in 7 years: group

Dar Es Salaam - Poachers are slaughtering Tanzania's elephants for their ivory at such alarming rates that the population could be completely wiped out in just seven years, conservationists told a conference Friday.
In the Media by Chris Oke (AFP)

The Neptune Memorial Reef: a reef where you can stay forever

America's Neptune Society is known as a reputable cremation provider for when those dear to us pass away. Since 2007, however, customers have also had the option of having their ashes scattered on the seabed — on an artificial reef.
In the Media by James Walker

Gunmen attack Belgian head of African gorilla reserve

Goma - Unidentified armed men on Tuesday critically wounded the Belgian head of Africa's oldest wildlife reserve, the Virunga National Park in Democratic Republic of Congo, officials said.
In the Media by AFP

Photo Essay: Creston Valley Wildlife Management Area Special

Creston - One of the biggest secrets of British Columbia's interior is a plethora of walking trails to see close-up the natural wildlife in a setting that stresses conservation.
Digital Journal Report by Gene Kosowan - 2 comments

Chinese man covered with 460,000 bees for honey stunt

Beijing - A Chinese beekeeper covered his semi-naked body in more than 460,000 bees for a publicity stunt aimed at selling more of his honey, he told AFP Thursday, using a technique known as "bee bearding.
In the Media by AFP

Otter terrorizes patrons at fast food restaurant

The patrons of Skippy's Fast Food in Alesund, Norway, were horrified last week when a wounded otter made its way into the establishment.
In the Media by Lizz Riggs

Japan retailer Rakuten slammed over ivory and whale meat products

London - Japanese e-commerce giant Rakuten is the world's largest online marketplace for elephant ivory and whale meat products, an environmental campaign group said Tuesday, saying that running the advertisements was akin to arming poachers.The Environmental I...
In the Media by AFP

Cameraman recounts death of 'Crocodile Hunter' Steve Irwin

Sydney - The cameraman who witnessed the death of Australian "Crocodile Hunter" Steve Irwin on Monday revealed a stingray stabbed at him "hundreds of times" and his final words were "I'm dying."The television personality and conservationist, who became world-fa...
In the Media by AFP

Ancient beasts roam Spain's wilderness

Aldeia Da Ponte - In an oak wood spanning the border of Spain and Portugal, an ancient sight unfolds: wild horses, not saddled or shoed, but roaming free as they did centuries ago.Farming has declined in Spain, leaving the countryside deserted, conservationists say.
In the Media by Roland Lloyd Parry (AFP)

Was the British badger cull worth it?

Government-commissioned analyses, not yet officially released, suggest that the UK badger culls that began last year were ineffective and inhumane.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 2 comments

Op-Ed: Reflections on zoos and euthanasia

The slaughter of giraffe Marius at a Copenhagen zoo has prompted interest in just how many healthy animals are actually slaughtered by zoos in Europe and worldwide. It seems numbers are unknown, however scientific thought is that slaughters are necessary
In the Media by Dawn Denmar

India city on alert for prowling leopard

Meerut - A northern Indian city stayed on alert on Tuesday after a wild leopard strayed into a hospital, a cinema and an apartment block, officials said.Authorities had closed schools, colleges and markets on Monday in Meerut, 60 kilometres (37 miles) northeast...
In the Media by AFP

Leopard on loose in Indian city triggers panic

Meerut - A leopard sparked panic in a north Indian city when it strayed inside a hospital, a cinema and an apartment block before evading captors, an official said Monday.Authorities closed schools in Meerut, 60 kilometres (37 miles) northeast of the Indian cap...
In the Media by AFP

US bans commercial ivory trade

Washington - The United States banned the domestic trade of elephant ivory as part of a new drive to help African countries stem the rising threat to wildlife from poachers.The White House administrative action prohibits all commercial imports of African elephant i...
In the Media by AFP

Tiny Oregon Chub is the first fish taken off the endangered list

Corvallis - A small Oregon backwater minnow has been taken off the endangered list and takes its place as the first fish to ever do so, announced the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.
In the Media by Megan Morreale

New York declares war on swans

New York - In Britain, wild swans may be prized for their beauty and protected by the Queen, but the US state of New York has declared war on them, branding them a violent menace.
In the Media by Jennie Matthew (AFP)

Chinese ivory smuggler gets record sentence after Kenya trial

Nairobi - A court in Kenya on Tuesday slapped a record sentence on a Chinese ivory smuggler, the first person to be convicted under tough new laws designed to stem a surge in poaching.
In the Media by Aymeric VINCENOT (AFP) - 3 comments

Alligator found in O'Hare Airport terminal

Chicago - A small alligator was spotted crawling through Terminal 3 at O'Hare Airport on Friday. It is still unclear how the alligator managed to get inside the airport.
In the Media by Kevin Fitzgerald - 1 comment
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I took my new camera on a test drive...
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I took my new camera on a test drive...
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A small deer wanders along the edge of the lake.
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Mute Swan at Harbourfront
Mute Swan at Harbourfront
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I took my new camera on a test drive...
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I took my new camera on a test drive...
I took my new camera on a test drive...
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These Photos were taken on November 7, 2012 at Greynold's Park in Miami, Florida. They were shot with a Kodak easy-share 16 MP digital camera with a 5x optical aspheric lens.
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You will be sure to pass plenty of wildlife when strolling on the All Wales Coastal Path.
You will be sure to pass plenty of wildlife when strolling on the All Wales Coastal Path.
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I took my new camera on a test drive...
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Grizedale Forest National Park  North west England.
Jenny Mackness
Grizedale Forest National Park, North west England.
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The Toronto Islands offer visitors nature at its finest.
The Toronto Islands offer visitors nature at its finest.
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Toronto s natural beauty and construction are everywhere to be seen
Toronto's natural beauty and construction are everywhere to be seen
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I took my new camera on a test drive...
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Geese in flight at a unique preservation area.
Geese in flight at a unique preservation area.
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A curious marten watches from a shelter in a tree.
A curious marten watches from a shelter in a tree.
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A trio of ducks enjoying the sun.
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Reindeer  or caribou  are the only members of the deer family in which both males and females have a...
Reindeer, or caribou, are the only members of the deer family in which both males and females have antlers.
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The Toronto Islands offer visitors nature at its finest.
The Toronto Islands offer visitors nature at its finest.
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I took my new camera on a test drive...
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Canadian Geese
Canadian Geese
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