We all know that every day rhinos die so you would be forgiven asking why the world mourned the loss of Tam. Well the answer to that was Tam was the last surviving male Sumatran rhinoceros in Malaysia and is believed to have passed away in his 30’s as a result of old age. That is actually quite old for a Sumatran rhino. Tam was transferred from the wild back in 2008 to a sanctuary in Malaysian Borneo. His health had been rapidly deteriorating since April this year and he finally passed away back in May.
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A young Arctic fox took an epic journey of 3,506 kilometres in just 76 days, walking across the ice from the Svalbard Islands to Northern Canada. One Greenland newspaper quoted scientists as saying the fox’s journey left them speechless. The young female fox was fitted with a GPS tracking device at Norway’s Polar Institute. The fox was then let go in the wild at the end of March 2018. She was released on the East coast of Spitsbergen, which is the main island of the Svalbard archipelago.
Most big cats tend to be quite opportunistic when it comes to hunting, but some cats are in fact more ambitious than others. Recently Samuel Chevallier managed to capture dramatic footage in…
It is not news that chimpanzees are omnivores and from time to time do eat meat. They have been known to eat everything from ant, termites, to bushpigs and even baboons. In fact, rather surprisingly is the most common item on their menu are monkeys and it has been known that chimps have eaten so many monkeys that entire populations have been threatened with being wiped out. It is well known that chimpanzees are resourceful when it comes to their diet but until know they had never been observed eating reptiles.
The hunch turned out to be correct because after about an hour, the lioness got up and fixed her gaze on a target on the opposite side of the river bank. It turned out to be a warthog which had trotted towards a small pool of water completely unaware that there were a group of lions hiding underneath the nearby trees. One of the lionesses to control and began moving slowly towards the warthog whilst the rest of the group fanned out in both directions.
The government of Botswana has announced that it will lift its suspension of elephant hunting in an “orderly and ethical manner”. The decision was inevitable nevertheless the country’s tourism and conservation reputation has taken a massive hit. Since Botswana’s President Mokweetsi Maisi announced last year that the country was thinking about lifting the hunting ban, the campaign has been well orchestrated.
Big cats like tigers lions and leopards are one of the few predators with enough strength and guile to be able to take down a full grown crocodilian. Whilst it is true all those cats occasionally do hunt toothy reptiles, it is the jaguar that kills crocodiles most frequently. A recent clip released by National Geographic for its show Hostile Planet demonstrates the jaguar’s prowess at killing caiman’s.
When most people think of Madagascar the first thing that usually comes to mind is the island’s famous lemurs which are not found anywhere else and are the world’s most endangered mammals. However, few people will be aware that the fate of this iconic species is directly tied to the fate of Madagascar’s largest predator, the fossa which is facing many of the same pressures. Fossa’s are about the same size as terriers and are closely related to the mongoose with tails the same length as their bodies.
For many people seeing a leopard in the wild whilst on safari is right at the top of their bucket list. So when the Jenkins family came across a couple of the big cats engaged in a full scale brawl whilst on a trip to South Africa’s Kruger National Park, they felt they had hit the jackpot. Unfortunately, things did not end very well because they soon realised the two leopards were locked in a titanic struggle to the death.
Hippos may look like relaxed cows hanging out in the water, but do not let that impression fool you. These are very dangerous herbivores. So dangerous in fact, that every year, hundreds of people in Africa die as a result of hippo attacks. They routinely appear at the top of just about every list of the continent’s scariest animals. Despite knowing all that, a group of tourists visiting iSimangaliso Wetland Park were not deterred from sliding up to one of the beasts in an attempt to snap a selfie.