Endangered Animals: Will the Elephant Become Just a memory?

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“Elephants have long term supportive bonds between family members, so it’s not just a species facing extinction, it’s massive individual suffering.” ~Jane Goodall, Wildlife Conservationist Elephants are one of the world’s most intelligent animals, similiar in brain functionality to humans, other primate and cetaceans (whales, dolphins). Elephants display a very wide variety of behaviors including grief, mimicry, play, altruism (helping … Read More

Save the Endangered Animals! If Not Now, Then When? If Not Us, Then Who?

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The African Painted Dog, the Red Fox, the Mountain Gorilla. These animals are critically endangered, yet with help, they might yet recover. We took an in-depth look at some of the more well-known endangered animals. In this final post in the Endangered Animals Series, we will take a brief look at some of the other endangered animals you may want to … Read More

Endangered Animals: Are We Emptying the Oceans of Marine Animals?

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The ocean is a complex ecosystem within itself and in relationship to the ecosystems on land. If the balance is lost by depleting species especially at the top of the food chain, the entire system is affected and as a result, other species may be lost as well. The ocean is affected by the same threats as land; overfishing, trophy/illegal … Read More

Endangered Animals: No More Ice, No More Polar Bears!

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Polar Bears, the mascots of winter CocaCola commercials and Klondike Bars, the cute teddy bears featured on Christmas cards and cuddly plush toys are disappearing. 60% could disappear by the year 2050. Polar Bears are at the top of the food chain and rival their nearest relative, brown bears as the largest land predator. Losing this predator would have a … Read More

Endangered Animals: Is It Too Late?

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Over 19,000 species are listed as endangered. Two species have gone extinct every day since 2010. ~WorldBank.org We may be the last generation to see these amazing endangered animals. Elephants, Tigers, Rhinos, Great Apes, Whales, Polar Bears will disappear forever unless everything that can be done, is done to save them. We must stem the tide of endangered animals going … Read More

Endangered Animals: Save the Whales!

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The whale is a cetacean which is of the order (biological classification) that also includes dolphins . Whales are highly evolved mammals with a brain that is similar to ours. Only the Great Apes, elephants and dolphins have as much in common with humans. They are capable of complex emotions such as anger, compassion, altruism (why you hear of dolphins … Read More