Raising and Killing Animals for Exotic Skins Could Spark the Next Pandemic

Petition: Raising and Killing Animals for Exotic Skins Could Spark the Next Pandemic

Raising and killing exotic animals for “luxury” fashion items can increase the risk of outbreaks of dangerous illnesses such as COVID-19, and PETA is calling for a complete shutdown of exotic-animal farms. Many alligators and crocodiles who are raised on farms for their skin are kept crowded together in highly unhygienic conditions, one on top […]

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Environmental Awareness And The Great Barrier Reef

Environmental Awareness And The Great Barrier Reef

The great barrier reef that harbours a substantial amount of aquatic life is under threat from climate change and a careless disregard for the environment. As one of the one of the seven wonders of the world and being the largest living organism on this planet, the great coral barrier reef is home to many […]

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Florida Opened a Fake Alligator Farm to Catch Poachers

Florida Opened a Fake Alligator Farm to Catch Poachers

ARCADIA, FLORIDA – On a moonless night in mid-October, Wayne Nichols, 42, lit a cigarette and climbed up to the captain’s seat of a splatter-painted skiff. He eased the boat into the middle of a nameless canal somewhere between Sebring and Lake Placid, in south-central Florida. His clients, Pat Hopkins, 66, and her son Melvin […]

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Video: Spectacular Alligator Mating Display

Every spring the male alligators put on a spectacular mating display but can Helen get them to start flirting? Taken from Animal Super Senses.    

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Crocodiles, Alligators Hunt in Groups, Scientist Says

Studying predatory behavior by crocodiles, alligators and caimans in the wild is notoriously difficult because they are ambush hunters, have slow metabolisms and eat much less frequently than warm-blooded animals. In addition, they are mostly nocturnal and often hunt in murky, overgrown waters of remote tropical rivers and swamps. Accidental observations of their hunting behavior […]

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How do Jaguars Hunt? Graphic Images and Video

Jaguars, which are native to South and Central America and the Southwestern U.S., are one of the most powerful big cats in the world. They are excellent swimmers and amazing hunters who stalk a menu of 85 prey species, including turtles and caimans, which are South America’s answer to alligators. Have a look at this […]

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Scientists discover that even crocodiles have a fetish for fruit

Scientists discover that even crocodiles have a fetish for fruit

It is hard to reconcile visions of a sharp-toothed, scaly, and ferocious crocodile with anything other than a completely carnivorous diet. We have been bombarded with gory kill scenes in which crocodiles take down everything from impala to buffalo, but new evidence suggests we need to rethink crocodilians altogether. When Steven Platt, a herpetologist for […]

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Baby Gators Take II

Gator babelets! These are from October on the Texas Coast. I really, really like baby alligators. I don’t get to see them enough. These were fairly difficult photos to get because the cute guys were hiding in the reeds and grass. It was a fairly sketchy operation that involved almost falling in the water and […]

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