Other Animals

Valentine’s Day is around the corner, giving us the perfect excuse to celebrate our loved ones. Whether it’s a family member, a significant other, a friend, or a neighbor, there are so many reasons to share love with those around us—and what better way than with a gift that supports wildlife conservation?  Wildlife Conservation Network
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Gila monsters (Heloderma suspectum), like their cousins the Mexican beaded lizards (Heloderma horridum), are venomous lizards. As such, they are some of the most famous, and the most feared lizards on the planet. They can’t possibly be good pets. Right? Clint explores these beautiful, notorious, dangerous lizards to determine if these beautiful lizards deserve their
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Emily, from Snake Discovery, has a lot of pet reptiles. She is known for her parrots, her snakes (especially bullsnakes), and especially for Rex, her pet alligator. But are these her favorite reptile species? We asked her what her favorite species are to keep, and this is what she said: #snakediscovery #clintsreptiles #alligator ==== Snake
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Lord Vader is a beautiful black pine snake. He is an absolute dream–except for one little problem: he bites incessantly. Is there anything that can be done? Can you train a snake not to bite? Yes! I’ll show you how. Spoiler, this works on a lot more than snakes! #clintsreptiles #snaketraining #snakebite ==== NERD: https://www.youtube.com/user/nerdreptilesinc
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Stanford engineers developed the grasping robot based on studies of birds. (image by William Roderick) During our own childhoods, many of us only envisioned robots as plot material for Science Fiction novels. As the years progressed, the idea of a functional –and useful–robot of any kind slowly took hold, and science produced many variations of
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Image by Tomasz Proszek from Pixabay Fall is in full view, and winter is just ahead. With that, it’s time to approach an important part of our backyard bird-watching experience with the readying of advice. Summer celebrates the full array of birds that prefer various locations, but fall and winter are important as they present
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The Macaw Recovery Network (MRN) has a long history of saving parrots from the edge of extinction. Headquartered and registered in Costa Rica, it leads and executes an impressive number of growing projects. However, the larger admirable goal of MRN is to continue expanding its collaborative network and projects across the Americas. The name says
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A recent study, published in Conservation Letters by Dr. Peter Lindsey, Ashley Robson, Morgan Trimble, Dominik Bauer, Andrew Loveridge, Paul Thomson, and Guy Western assessed the performance of 516 protected areas and community conservation areas across savanna in Africa.  “These categorizations give us actionable and targeted information to act for conservation,” says Ashley Robson, the
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In the wild, creatures of all kinds have a level of differing intelligence that assists them in their daily existence. None of this is a surprise. It stands to reason that the ability to process thoughts, decipher problematic situations that occlude the way of necessity and the ability to get along is quite the requirement
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