Taricaya turtle release! 🐢💚
These turtles have suffered greatly due to the lack of human conscience, the effects of gold mining and the contamination of their habitat. Now these little ones have a new opportunity thanks to the Taricaya Turtle Repopulation Project!
Video and caption below by @mikaelaswildlife 🤙🏽 . #wildlifewithnature .
“Every night we go out searching for their eggs on the beach before they can be taken for food, incubate them at camp and then release them back into the wild where they belong! These little guys were given to us by a university but we will have our big turtle release of those from the local beaches on Nov 5... Stay tuned!”
The wood duck or Carolina duck (Aix sponsa) is a species of perching duck found in North America. It is one of the most colorful North American waterfowl.
The wood duck is a medium-sized perching duck. A typical adult is from 47 to 54 cm (19 to 21 in) in length with a wingspan of between 66 to 73 cm (26 to 29 in). This is about three-quarters of the length of an adult mallard. It shares its genus with the Asian Mandarin duck (Aix galericulata). The adult male has distinctive multicolored iridescent plumage and red eyes,with a distinctive white flare down the neck. The female, less colorful, has a white eye-ring and a whitish throat. Both adults have crested heads.
The male's call is a rising whistle, jeeeeee; the females utter a drawn-out, rising squeal, do weep do weep, when flushed, and a sharp cr-r-ek, cr-e-ek for an alarm call. -
A tusk is for life not just for Christmas.
The other ivory trade: Narwhal and walrus.
They may not attract the same headlines as African elephants, but there are several different species traded on the international market today.