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Rare White Giraffe Discovered

Posted in 2017, animals with tags , , , , on September 19, 2017 by theboldcorsicanflame

Conservation Rangers were left stunned after the discovery of an extremely rare white giraffe and her calf.

Rumours had circulated of a white giraffe and her baby in the local area of the Ishaqbini conservation, in Garissa County, Kenya, but rangers finally got to see the real thing after a tip off in June, this year.

The group of giraffes appeared calm as the Rangers got closer and seemed undeterred by their presence. A ranger said: “While observing the magnificent long necked animal looking at us, I could not help but see the fading reticulates on their skin.

“It was evident that the colouration, especially on the mother giraffe, was not as conspicuous as the baby.”

Flamingos shelter in Key West laundry room as Parrots seek refuge at Miami hotel window

Posted in 2017, animals, Extreme Weather, Uncategorized with tags , , , on September 10, 2017 by theboldcorsicanflame

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A family staying at a Miami Marriott hotel found two parrots pressed right up against their room’s window as Hurricane Irma batter the Florida city

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Cheryl Lu-Lien tan tweeted that her friend was sheltering two flamingos in his laundry room. They are pictured huddling against a wall
As Hurricane Irma batters South Florida, animals have taken shelter in unlikely places.

A pair of flamingos was pictured hiding in a laundry room. Cheryl Lu-Lien Tan tweeted that her friend was helping to shelter the pink creatures.

And a family staying on the 22nd floor of a Marriott Hotel in Miami found a pair of unlikely companions right outside their window. Laura Aguair snapped photos of the birds.

Two colorful parrots were pressed against it, avoiding the harsh winds of the storm as it continues to terrorize the Floridian metropolis.

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4870330/Flamingos-shelter-Key-West-parrots-Miami.html#ixzz4sIh4yIWp

Texas: If Humans Stuck Together like Ants…. Fire ants form a protective island as they float out the Houston flood

Posted in 2017, animals, Uncategorized with tags , , , on August 31, 2017 by theboldcorsicanflame

Big cats, lions, cheetahs, tigers, face existential threats all over the world

Posted in 2017, animals, Uncategorized with tags , , , , on August 30, 2017 by theboldcorsicanflame

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As dire as the situation is, I still have hope! The National Geographic Society is funding projects from Africa to Asia to South America that are finding effective, scalable solutions to put big cats on the road to recovery at this very moment.
  • In Zambia, grantee Matt Becker and his team are saving lions by combating snaring, poaching, and the bush-meat trade.
  • In Namibia, we’re funding conservationists Rudie and Marlice van Vuuren’s work with the N/a’an ku sê Carnivore Conservation Research Project, which protects cheetahs and leopards by working to limit human-wildlife conflict.
These are just a few of the many, many efforts we support. I know that much more remains to be done, but I have hope because we have a path toward recovery for lions, cheetahs, tigers, and other threatened wildlife and wild places. But the solution starts with you—we cannot do any of this without you, Friend.

Click Here If you want to help save lions, cheetahs, and other threatened species and protect the habitats they call home.

Hilarious pictures prove why pooches are a man’s best friend

Posted in 2017, animals, Uncategorized with tags , on August 28, 2017 by theboldcorsicanflame

This dog owner snapped a picture of his pet half-standing in a shallow pool giving the appearance of oversized hind legs. He labelled it 'doggosauraus rex' on social media

This dog owner snapped a picture of his pet half-standing in a shallow pool giving the appearance of oversized hind legs. He labelled it ‘doggosauraus rex’ on social media

 

Reddit user soundersfan17 joked that he had captured his hound's perfect Tinder profile picture after taking a snap of the Italian greyhound posing suggestively in front of a fire

 

Some dogs like to protect their owners - but not this husky, whose fear of vacuum cleaners forces her into her master's arms

They really are a man's best friend! One adorable pooch demonstrates the close bond he share with his owner as the pair are pictured enjoying a chinwag

One Imgur user with the username ihopethiscomesoffwitty walked in to find his pet stuck inside what looks like a grey pair of tracksuit bottoms - likening it to a 'loose seal' 

This poor pooch looks less than impressed as she weans her litter of adorable puppies

One owner's Snapchat proved quite the optical illusion as her pair of adorable golden retrievers appeared to have 'merged'

  •  Hilarious collection shows off pet owners’ and animal lovers’ funniest Snapchats
  • One cat likes to pose upright in the shower like a shampoo bottle 
  • Three-day-old chicks seen cleverly huddling around a coffee mug for warmth 
  • One bird enthusiast spent 18 months training one to wear a hat for a photo

Read more and see More Photos on : http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-4829382/Are-best-dog-Snapchats-EVER.html#ixzz4r4S1jqQ4

 

Hero Hurricane Dog Becomes Symbol of Texas Resilience

Posted in 2017, animals, Extreme Weather, Uncategorized with tags on August 28, 2017 by theboldcorsicanflame

THIS PHOTO OF OTIS HAS GONE VIRAL. LINKED ON DRUDGE. As soon as Hurricane Harvey had passed, Otis the dog decided to go on a mission to feed hungry people and dogs. See photo above of Otis carrying his sack of dog food. Some say he was merely evacuating and didn’t want to burden the […]

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How Fireflies Are Keeping This Tiny Mexican Town Alive

Posted in 2017, animals, Uncategorized with tags , , , , , on August 27, 2017 by theboldcorsicanflame

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  • Fireflies come out by the thousands in the forests of Tlaxcala, Mexico, attracting growing numbers of tourists eager to take in their magical display. Locals are beginning to cash in on the boom, caught in a balancing act between celebrating and protecting a natural treasure.

As night falls on Laguna Azul, an ecotourism lodge on the outskirts of the Mexican hamlet of Nanacamilpa, it looks like rain, and a group of eight tourists nervously watch the sky. Their guides look unconcerned. Cold rain makes for a miserable walk, but the fireflies love it.

 

A younger guide introduces himself in a strong voice as an older one looks on, leaning on a thick walking stick. The guide lists the basic rules of the tour: walk only on the path, no wandering, no music, no alcohol, no insect repellent, no lamps, and absolutely no cell phones. Any light, even that of a cell phone display, can distract the fireflies.

MORE PHOTOS AND OF THE ARTICLE ON

http://www.nationalgeographic.com/photography/proof/2017/08/firefly-fields-mexico-tourism-ecotourism/

 

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