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Protected Tigers, Burning Bright. Wildlife Conservation SocietyA tigress and her two cubs, via a camera trap in Thailand’s Huai Kha Khaeng Wildlife Sanctuary.

Protected Tigers, Burning Bright

Tigers have delivered a bit of holiday cheer: populations are on the upswing, it turns out, in some protected areas in India and Thailand. In a field often dominated by news of felled forests and population declines, wildlife conservationists have taken heart from this development, while noting that tigers have a long, long way to go if they are to claw their way off the endangered species list.

“If the conditions are right, tiger populations can recover, though there’s still plenty of challenges,” said Cristián Samper, the president and chief executive of the Wildlife Conservation Society.


Coral snake. North American coloration patterns[edit] Coral snakes are most notable for their red, yellow/white, and black colored banding.

Coral snake

(However, several nonvenomous species have similar coloration, including the scarlet snake, genus Cemophora, some of the kingsnakes and milk snakes, genus Lampropeltis, and the shovelnose snakes, genus Chionactis.) In some regions, the order of the bands distinguishes between the non-venomous mimics and the venomous coral snakes, inspiring some mnemonics — "Red on yellow, venom fellow; red on black, safe from attack. " or "Red on black, venom lack; Red on yellow, killer fellow". Animal Facts Encyclopedia. Locals Rally to End Lion Killings. Category:Lists of animals. List of animal names. Many animals, particularly domesticated, have been given specific names for males, females, young, and groups.

List of animal names

The best known source of many of the bizarre words used for collective groupings of animals is The Book of Saint Albans, an essay on hunting published in 1486 and attributed to Dame Juliana Berners.[1] Most terms used here may be found in common dictionaries and general information web sites.[2][3][4] Generic terms[edit] Terms by species or taxon[edit] Big Cats Facts. Cheetahs on the Edge. Anticipation ripples through the crowd.

Cheetahs on the Edge

Fingers tighten around binoculars. Camera lenses snap into focus. No fewer than 11 canopied safari buses, bright with tourists and bristling with long lenses, huddle near a solitary acacia tree in Tanzania’s Serengeti National Park. BBC Nature - Rare cat filmed up close in Borneo. 10 December 2012Last updated at 07:44 By Matt Walker Editor, BBC Nature A Sunda clouded leopard is filmed up close (copyright Jyrki Hokkanen)

BBC Nature - Rare cat filmed up close in Borneo

Calais Jungle. Le lynx de retour en Hongrie. Le léopard des neiges sous la menace du changement climatique. Vehicles blamed for 17 Florida panther deaths. Posted: Monday, December 17, 2012 11:01 am | Updated: 11:30 am, Mon Dec 17, 2012.

Vehicles blamed for 17 Florida panther deaths

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - State wildlife officials say vehicle strikes are responsible for most of the 25 Florida panther deaths this year. Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission officials say 17 panthers were killed by vehicles. Rain Forest Layers Theme for Preschool. This Rain Forest Layer- The Canopy- is the layer above the Understory but not quite up to the tree tops. here you'll find tree branches, vines, ferns and tree trunks.

Rain Forest Layers Theme for Preschool

You'll also find animals such as jaguars, howler monkeys and , my favorite, three toed sloths! UPDATE I have a new favorite! The Olinguito! 10 Most Amazing Facts about Owls. Owls are awesome.

10 Most Amazing Facts about Owls

It's an undeniable fact. They are expressive, they are diverse, they are stealthy and their heads are on a swivel. Below you will find 10 interesting facts and a collection of photographs that capture these beautiful creatures. 1. Vampire bat saliva breaks up blood clots. Vampire bats.

Vampire bat saliva breaks up blood clots

Draculin. [Tell me your best fang joke.] Armadillo Facts. Armadillo Facts Check out these fun facts that makes armadillos simply amazing!

Armadillo Facts

Armadillos are one of the few animals who consume fire ants as part of their diet. Such an ability can make armadillos very beneficial to humans. 11 Facts About Giraffes. 1. Giraffes are the tallest mammals on Earth. Their legs alone are taller than many humans—about 6 feet. 2. Koalas, Koala Pictures, Koala Facts. Though often called the koala "bear," this cuddly animal is not a bear at all; it is a marsupial, or pouched mammal. After giving birth, a female koala carries her baby in her pouch for about six months. When the infant emerges, it rides on its mother's back or clings to her belly, accompanying her everywhere until it is about a year old. Koalas live in eastern Australia, where the eucalyptus trees they love are most plentiful. In fact, they rarely leave these trees, and their sharp claws and opposable digits easily keep them aloft.

10 Frightening Facts You Probably Didn't Know About Ants. SExpand I have to state (regardless of others if so, they have to stated) that I AM TERRIFIED OF ANTS!!!! They are the only bug that scares me. I have a fear that can roughly be surmised as 'a fear of heavy objects, and how to lift them' Oit is very abstract and takes special instances) and ants are the sole creature that produce this form of loathing. I had ants infest my room this past year, and while I', terrified to be in moving cars due to a crash, ants send me into hysterics and I woke up my household just trying to find a way to get to my computer desk fro my door.

Diagram new copy. India acts to save Asiatic lion by moving it – but hard work has only just begun. Male and female Asiatic lions drink water in Gir Forest National Park, the threatened species' current habitat. Photograph: Nisarg Lakhmani/Corbis Wildlife is under threat in most of India, but there's one state that's clinging to its fauna, if rather too tightly.

The state of Gujarat – whose Gir forest shelters the world's only Asiatic lion population – has lost a bitter battle over an ambitious translocation project. For over 18 years, conservationists have been attempting to move a pride of Gir lions to the Kuno sanctuary in the state of Madhya Pradesh. But the Gujarat government stubbornly refused to let the lions go. Cheetahs on the Edge.