15 Tapir de Malaisie : le plus gros des 5 espèces de tapir (c'est pour ça qu'il ne rentre pas dans la feuille) il vit en Asie du sud-est et il n'est menacé ni par la chasse (pays musulman où sa ressemblance avec le cochon le protège), ni par ses prédateurs naturels (tigre et panthère eux aussi #endangeredspecies ), c'est la déforestation de son habitat qui fragilise sa survie #inktober2019#inktober#alicebaguet#tapir#malaisie
Yesterday while cleaning the beach at Kahuku with @gabbypalko we came upon a ghost net that had washed ashore just 30 meters from a baby Hawaiian Monk Seal. One of just approx. 100 left in the main Hawaiian Island chain and 1400 worldwide. These incredibly endangered mammals commonly get caught up im ghost nets and die as a result. If you see a ghost net, please cut it up and haul it to a pickup spot and call DLNR Marine Debris at 808.587.0405. If you dont have the tools, time, or manpower DM us or @808cleanups with the location and we will come out and take care of it. And as always, if you see a monk seal stay way back, be as quiet as possible, and do all you can to avoid disturbing them in any way, shape, or form. Malama aina and aloha. 🙏🌊🤙
This morning Toa, one of our Keas, headed to his new home at the Franklin Park Zoo in Boston. As per a breeding recommendation from the Kea Species Survival Plan at the AZA, another male Kea is scheduled to come to the Trevor Zoo to be Penny’s mate. While Penny has produced a number of eggs in recent years, none of them have hatched. A different male might be the key to Kea babies!
Toa came to us in 2012 from the San Diego Zoo, where he was born in 2009. We will miss him and his clever personality. As are all Keas, Toa is highly intelligent and able to solve puzzles for treats, for example. We wish him and his keepers at Zoo New England the best of luck.
Keas (Nestor notabilis) are found in the forests and mountains of the South Island of New Zealand. Once quite common, they were hunted in great numbers during the early 20th Century as the New Zealand government paid bounty for kea bills because it was thought the bird preyed upon livestock, mainly sheep. The bounty was lifted in 1970, and in 1986 Keas were given full protection under the New Zealand Wildlife Act. Although they are still under threat from humans, they have been declared endangered by the IUCN. #kea#endangeredspecies#wesavespecies#parrott#newzealand
Inktober day 15, green sea turtle! Green turtles are listed as an endangered species. Despite this, they are still killed for their meat and eggs. Their numbers are also reduced by boat propeller accidents, fishnet-caused drowning, and the destruction of their nesting grounds by human encroachment
‘Bolts’ brand new work by @ed_hicks, spray and acrylic on wood framed in vintage wooden box. On show now in our current exhibition UTOPIA in support of @extinctionrebellion. Runs until Oct 27th!
Available via link in bio ☝️☝️☝️
So many of wild animals are classified as vulnerable or endangered due to loss of habitat, pollution and hunting. Which is why at our Nature Crafters clubs we enjoy sharing amazing facts that make these animals unique & what can be done to try and protect them #wwf_uk#giraffe#natgeo#endangeredspecies
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If it doesn’t challenge you it doesn’t change you ~ This year has definitely come with its challenges for me but with those challenges it has also been a massive year of growth. Life is about evolving, don’t stay in a situation that is not helping you grow mentally, spiritually and emotionally. Trust the timing of your life, I strongly believe everything happens for a reason! ⠀
The okapi, also known as the forest giraffe, Congolese giraffe, or zebra giraffe, is an artiodactyl mammal native to the northeast of the Democratic Republic of the Congo in Central Africa.
It has been officially described for the first time in 1901, being one of the latest great mammal to be discovered.
Although the okapi has striped markings reminiscent of zebras, it is most closely related to the giraffe. The okapi and the giraffe are the only living members of the family Giraffidae.
This is my San Joaquin Kit Fox (Vulpes macrotis mutica) leaping over a Bakersfield Cactus (Opuntia basilaris var. treleasei). Both are on California's endangered species list, largely due to habitat loss associated with human development. To me, they represent why wildland conservation and conscientious stewardship is so critical to maintaining rich biodiversity and a healthy ecosystem. I love where I come from and all of the life this land supports, and I believe it's possible to create solutions that allow both humans and nature to thrive. A healthy environment is necessary to support a healthy society.
This is going to be a dual reduction print, meaning I'll be carving a second block to incorporate a cool layer of color, as well. It will be my first time attempting to utilize transparency with #speedballprofessionalreliefink , so the final product will likely be a bit of a surprise. Thankfully, the surprise factor is one of my favorite things about printmaking, and I have a lot of fun experimenting with multiple iterations of the same image.
Happy Tuesday folks from the pair of Saltwater Crocodiles (Crocodylus porosus) Brad and Angelina while they soak up some sun ☀️. They are the largest species of crocodilians as well as the most dangerous. They are usually extremely aggressive and not for the faint of heart 😂. They can attain lengths well over 14ft and weight almost a ton. They got the name saltwater crocodile from their ability to trek from the northern part of Australia to the pacific islands following crab migrations, some have been found in harbors in Australia with barnacles on their bodies. They are truly a marvel of the crocodilian world and deserve all the respect and focus you can give them 😊. In the picture, can you guess which one is brad and which one is Angelina? Also thank you Kevin for the photo while I was at home recovering😊 #croctober
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GIVEAWAY to Protect our LAKE with Heart Bowls Food Truck
-Win a Tour of the Heart Bowls Menu
Tour includes one of each: Smoothie Bowl, Smoothie, Rice Bowl, GF/V Baked Good, Oatmeal Bowl & non-dairy Mylkshake!
Do you want this little guy to be part of your vacation? If the answer is yes, call @crystalclearvieques to book your snorkeling tour today. 🙋🏼♀️🙋🏽♂️🐢 787.242.1071 We are taking bookings for next season!
Hawksbill sea turtles get their name from the shape of their upper jaw, forming what looks like a beak. They can be identified using this distinctive feature as well as the ornate ‘tortoise shell’ pattern on their carapace. These traits distinguish them from other sea turtles in family Cheloniidae but also make them a target for hunters that profit from selling their shell as souvenirs. There has been a hawksbill sea turtle for the past few weeks hanging out with our MarineLab snorkelers on Grecian Reef. Were you lucky enough to swim beside it?!
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The Pirarucu Fish!❤️ Day 15 on the #izapug2019list on Amazonian animals for #inktober2019 😊
This one was a difficult one in many ways... It was tricky to draw as I am not great at drawing scales! But then I discovered how amazing the Pirarucu’s face actually is❤️ Its full of character... Swirls, grooves and patterns!😊 I think it is a beautiful fish❤️
It was also difficult to research this fish. When I Googled it, I got so many links on where you can purchase it’s skin and scales, and how you can get boots and belts made. There were loads of photos of people proudly holding its dead body up to show what great fishermen they were... And the Pirarucu is critically endangered!😢
It is actually already extinct in some parts of the Amazon basin....
Commonly known as pirarucu, arapaima (Arapaima gigas) are the largest freshwater fish in South America. They possess an uncommon quality for fishes— the ability to breathe air. This feat is made possible by a primitive lung, which arapaima possess in conjunction with a gill system that allows them to breathe underwater. The fish developed this function because they typically live in oxygen-poor waterways.❤️
It measures up to 10 feet and can weigh 400 pounds!😯
There are some good news for the Pirarucu though... In communities where arapaima fishing is regulated, the species is actually thriving, giving the researchers hope that conservation of the species is still possible.❤️
Some imagery from a project last month with @gorilladoctors in Rwanda. They are providing invaluable medical help and research to help save the Mountain Gorilla species located in the country. Full story out soon.
1: Dr. Noel doing a routine heath monitoring check.
2: A young Mountain Gorilla.
3&4: Dr Method preserving medical samples.
5: Dr Adrienne teaching the Rangers hygiene and sanitation techniques. The Rangers use these techniques, and also pass them on to tourists who may enter a Gorilla’s habitat.
6: Boots, from the forest, that have been cleaned using sanitation guidelines.
7: Dr. Method creating dry ice to bring to the Congo. This dry ice will keep samples cold during shipment to America.
8: Dr. Noel recording a health check on a silverback Gorilla.
9: Dr. Noel and Rangers tracking Gorilla’s in the forest to find out a groups new location.
10: Dr. Noel leaving the forest after a long day of routine health checks. #Natgeo#gorilladoctors#gorillas#rwanda#animals#endangeredspecies#instagood#journalism#documentary#storytelling#reportagespotlight#africa#everydayafrica#wildlife@everydayafrica
Samia, the black rhino who Anna Merz raised on the rhino preserve in Kenya which she founded, is shown getting stuck in the doorway between the dining room and kitchen in Anna's house. Black rhinos have a prehensile upper lip (that's how you can tell the difference between black and white rhinos- white rhinos have a flat upper lip) which helps them pick leaves and also open doors and latches. Even when Samia weighed more than 2000 pounds she would still visit Anna in her house and her garden. Anna applied a gallon of vegetable oil to get her loose from the doorway before Samia destroyed the house. Book birthday today. Anna & Samia: the True Story of Saving a Black Rhino. #picturebook#childrensbook#kidsbook#rhino#animals#kenya#africa#sanctuary#endangeredspecies#authorsofinstagram#author#illustratorsofinstagram#illustrator#nonfiction#book
“Hey Sir, you misspelled my name!” Kuihi-1-B-19 checking that Daryl Eason writes his details correctly... 😍📸 Andrew Digby @kakapo_recovery •
“Oiga, que ha escrito mal mi nombre!” Kuihi-1-B-19 asegurandose de que Daryl Eason escribe sus datos correctamente. 😜