Aquarium's prized beluga whale baby in a struggle for survival
Wild horses in a little disbute.
The pink hippo is leucitic and not albino as it had some pigmented spots and dark eyes. Leucistic animals often do not survive in the wild as they are visible to predators and get sunburnt. Hippos however are large enough to fend off rare attackers, while using their sweat as sunscreen.
Joel Sartore has put together a portfolio of endangered animals. The National Geographic photographer has taken more than 1,800 stunning studio portraits of endangered animals, many of which cannot be found in the wild anymore.
Can't you just feel the heat this lion feels...but he's so proud nothing will stop him from finding prey.
Amazing the buffalo is now off the endangered list.
A baby Rockhopper penguin is weighed in the breeding center of Ocean Park, a tourist theme park in Hong Kong. More than a dozen penguins were successfully bred at the park between November and December. In the breeding center, chicks raised by penguin keepers live with toy penguins, which are intended to imitate adult penguins. The baby penguins are separated from their parents and hand reared by keepers in an effort to increase their survival rate. In the wild, penguins usually lay two eggs...
An aggressive omnivore, Grizzly bears are basically solitary animals that attack only when provoked. There was a time when the Grizzly bear was a common animal in areas of Canada. But today, this bear is considered to be a threatened species in some areas of Canada and areas of the United States. The Grizzly bear also known as the silvertip bear belongs to a subspecies of the brown bear. These very large bears are aggressive in nature; female Grizzlies are known to go all out to protect thei...
A group of giant panda cubs nap at a nursery at the research base of the Giant Panda Breeding Centre in Chengdu, in southwest China's Sichuan province. China has launched its once-a-decade panda census, trying to determine how many of the endangered animals live in the wild amid efforts to boost numbers. The census - the fourth since it was first launched in the 1970s - is also expected to ascertain pandas' living conditions, ages and any change in habitat. According to the count a decade ag...
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Awwww. This saddens me quite a bit. Goes along with why from a young age I didn't enjoy zoos. Wild animals don't belong in cages. They were born free and need to stay free...
A song sparrow hides in grasses until a Coopers hawk leaves the area http://media-cache7.pinterest.com/upload/130745195402164182_kOeLqCzv_f.jpg http://bit.ly/HsZD6k pattiedeitrick animals domestic and wild
Wild Encounter baby
One of my all-time favorite lion pics.
Caracal cats - the fierce territorial wild cats of the Serengeti and other parts of Africa - are pretty much just adorable, sleepy fur blobs when they're 8 days old. Well, except for the one in the back with tiny claws extended. He looks like he's up to no good. (Oregon Zoo in Portland.)
RED-RUFFED LEMUR.... "Lemur" is Latin for ghost. The first red-ruffed lemurs were discovered in Madagascar by early French explorers, who heard the animals' plaintive calls and wild shrieks and mistook them for the souls of the dead.
Like tiny dragons...male green anole lizards fighting for dominance of territory and right to mate. Note the yellow & blue coloration around their eyes. You can often see the blue but the yellow is harder to see. The black patches behind the eye and the raised ridge on the back of the head and back are part of their aggression display and disappear when they calm down. In the wild, these are not usually fatal encounters, though they can get pretty roughed up if one won't back down for a whil...
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As sad as it is....this in nature in the "wild."