‘He’s like Al Capone’: turkey on the loose ruffles feathers in Rhode Island town

At the beginning, the turkey was a mere curiosity. It had arrived in the town of Johnston, Rhode Island, in May, along with two other birds, and taken up residence outside town hall. Wild turkeys aren’t uncommon in this part of the world, but people thought it unusual when the birds were still hanging around […]

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Tiger on MM road in Kabini

We saw a Tigress, popularly known as the backwaters female, in dying light on the first safari on this trip to the Kabini Tiger Reserve. We went on several safaris after that, but did not see a Tiger again. On our final safari of this trip in Kabini, we were hopeful to have a good […]

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POLL: Should Russia be sanctioned for capturing and selling wild orcas and belugas?

An estimated 11 orcas and up to 90 belugas are currently being held in what’s being dubbed as a ‘whale jail.‘ According to media reports, prosecutors are now investigating a site near the city of Nakhodka, where dozens of orcas and belugas have been confined to small enclosures to determine whether they’re being kept illegally. […]

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Pallid Swift at Overstrand

After enjoying good but distant views of the Sheringham King Eider this morning I found myself in just the right place to twitch the Pallid Swift that was reported at Overstrand just six miles away. I parked up at the beach car park in Overstrand and walked about 800 yards west to find the Pallid […]

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POLL: Should Cruel Coyote Killing Contests Be Banned?

Wildlife and animal advocacy organizations are calling on officials in Oregon to shut down an upcoming coyote killing contest, and to make these horrific events illegal throughout the state. These contests, which are also known as drives, tournaments or derbies, reward people of all ages with cash prizes and weapons for killing the biggest and […]

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Brazil Pantanal Day #3 – Fish Fest

Another great day in the Pantanal, despite the increasing mosquito load. The morning boat trip with Pantanal Nature produced another Jaguar encounter, our fifth in total. We intercepted a huge male swimming across the river, just too late before it reached the shore and disappeared promptly into the forest: Again we had breathtaking experiences with […]

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VOTE for the Best Photo of the Month November 2018

Welcome to the “Best Photo of the Month” competition showcasing and celebrating the biodiversity of Planet Earth. Voting is easy and lots of fun. First click an image and the slideshow will start automatically. Then select the three images you like best of all and click the VOTE button at the bottom of the page. […]

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