‘Highway of death’: animals pay ultimate price on Brazil’s most dangerous road for wildlife

‘Highway of death’: animals pay ultimate price on Brazil’s most dangerous road for wildlife

The last time Schwartz’s tracking monitor registered his location, he was standing at the edge of the “highway of death”. A massive male giant anteater, he was roaming his habitat in the Brazilian Cerrado – a vast tropical savanna that neighbours the world’s largest tropical wetland, the Pantanal – when he disappeared next to the […]

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Sighting of super rare Chacoan fairy armadillo in Bolivia ‘a dream come true’

Podcast: Sighting of super rare Chacoan fairy armadillo in Bolivia ‘a dream come true’

The four-wheel-drive bumped over a rutted road. Rain that began as soon as they left the pavement was so thick that the road, compacted by traffic, became slippery, and the tires dug-in. It was 8 a.m. At the wheel was Nick Mcphee, Australian conservationist-turned Bolivian ecotourism uber-specialist, and with him were Bolivian biologist Huáscar Bustillos […]

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Armadillo Forced to Drink Alcohol and Dragged Behind a Motorbike for Fun

Armadillo Forced to Drink Alcohol and Dragged Behind a Motorbike for Fun

During a municipal election celebration in Brazil, a woman decided to celebrate by forcing an armadillo to drink alcohol. According to the Daily Mail, video footage showed a woman force-feeding the animal alcohol and then dragging it behind a motorbike. The video was filmed in Caridade, in northeastern Brazil. Police received the footage and identified […]

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