📸 • #twycrosszoo#knowlseysafaripark • Hey guys, today I thought I’d share some cool facts about zebras! The first two photos include a subspecies of Zebra, known as the Chapman’s Zebra. It is a subspecies of the most common Zebra, being the Plains Zebra. There are three main Zebra species: the Plains Zebra, the Mountain Zebra and the Grevy’s Zebra. Some argue that the Hartmann’s Zebra is not a subspecies of Mountain Zebra, but is actually it’s own species. Grevy’s Zebras are one of the most endangered of the Zebra species, with their populations declining by 80% in the last 40 years! Zebras are large herbivorous mammals that belong to the horse family, living in herds of harems - a group of around six females, lead by one stallion, as well as the foals. Threats that affect Zebras across Africa are: habitat loss and poaching for their beautiful skins. Do you have a favourite species/subspecies of zebra? 🖤🦓. Last pic photographer - unknown. • #zoology#mammalogy#mammals#largemammals#zebras#naturelover#wildlife#conservation#zoo#africananimals#fauna#saynotopoaching#stripes#species#subspecies#wildlifephotography#factsoftheday
[Flower🌸] hey guys! I’m here with another adopt! I’m actually super proud of this design ;0
•starry scars on tail
•rank: hunter (sorry I forgot to draw the band :0)
• OC’s (picky, not really looking for new ocs but it depends)
More than 350 elephants have been found dead in Botswana. 169 were discovered in early May and more than twice that many were spotted in mid-June. 70% of the deaths occurred near waterholes, making poisoning a possible cause of death. However, conservationists agree that an unknown pathogen could be another explanation. They also believe that many more elephants are likely to have died, as carcasses are difficult to spot.
Some locals have reported witnessing elephants walk around in circles, which is a sign of neurological impairment. The elephants who have been spotted walking around have died slow deaths, while others have done so quickly, as indicated by the elephants' having fallen on their faces. So far, no neighbouring countries have reported any similar cases and no tusks have been removed from the carcasses, suggesting that poachers may not be behind the mass die-off.
Conservationists have called this incident a 'conservation disaster'. Meanwhile, Botswana's government has not taken any samples to gather knowledge of why the elephants have died, or if it can be passed on to humans. Conservationists have discussed different explanations, but without proper testing, the answers can't be discovered. Private stakeholders have also offered to help the government but received no reply.
Botswana is an elephant-rich country. It helps them draw in massive amounts of money from tourists every year. It is therefore shocking that the government isn’t even attempting to protect one of its greatest natural treasures! They need to change their outlook NOW and gather the samples they need to understand why these elephants have died, so they can protect the other ones living in the area!
Arriving on the scene around 300 million years ago, dragonflies were one of the first insects to inhabit this planet. They've had a long time to perfect the art of flying, hunting and just being amazing. Here are facts that will change the way you look at these unique, ancient and incredibly varied insects.
Dragonflies are flat out terrifying if you're a gnat, mosquito or other small bug. They don't simply chase down their prey. Instead, they snag them from the air with calculated aerial ambushes. Dragonflies can judge the speed and trajectory of a prey target and adjust their flight to intercept prey. They're so skilled that they have up to a 95 percent success rate when hunting.
Their hunting strategy is impressive, but dragonflies' ability to rip apart prey takes their predatory prowess to another level.
Thankfully, dragonflies can't bite humans. The vast majority of species don't have mandibles strong enough to break the skin. Only a small handful of large species are capable of actually biting, but this only occurs as a defensive strategy. So there's no need to worry when you're walking around a dragonfly sanctuary.
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A custom myo for a friend on amino, this is a closed species now owned by me.
İlginç Ağaçlardan ; Baobab Ağacı 🌴🌵🌵
👉 Yana kaydırın..
Tepetaklak olmasının nedenini bir Afrika miti şöyle açıklıyor: Afrika yaratılış mitine göre Tanrı, her hayvana bir ağaç vermiştir. En sona kalan sırtlana ise baobab ağacı düşer. Buna çok bozulan sırtlan, onu fırlatıp atınca da ağaç, tepetaklak yere düşer..
Jerzy Kosinski, Şeytan Ağacı kitabında ise baobla ilgili bir başka Afrika mitinden söz ediyor: "Baobab aslında bin yaşında demek” diye yazıyor, “Afrika'da nice kişiler bu ağacın hayatın kökü olduğuna, ilk insanın doğuşunu gördüğüne inanır. Yerliler baobab'a 'şeytan ağacı' derler. Şeytanın bir zamanlar bu ağacın dallarına takıldığını, sonra cezalandırmak için onu baş aşağı ettiğini söylerler. Yerlilere göre, şimdi dallar olan kısım aslında köklerdir. Bir daha baobab yetişmesin diye şeytan, tüm genç fideleri imha etmiştir. Yerliler bu yüzden dünyada yalnızca yetişkin baobab ağaçlarının kaldığını söylerler."
Eyo-! It's been a while since we make Crylite giveaway, So- here is the Crylite for giveaway ;>
Adopt by: @lazinikan
More on insta story/highlight (because my ig always glitched out, I think it was too long-)
When I was in 7th std my dad bought our first aquarium at home, we had 2 iridescent sharks till then. After that we kept on adding new tanks. Now I feel blessed to care for total 28+ fishes, 15 different species in 9 aquariums.❤️😇. Yes, It's not a single man's task to handle such a big collection of tanks, of course all credit goes to my Fam. It's wonderful to see these fishes growing over the years but breaks heart when one dies.
List of my beautiful pets:
1 Golden Pearl arowana
1 Zebra Tilapia
1 Golden Severum
2 Iridescent sharks
5 White Koi
1 Red eared slider turtle
4 Fire oscars
3 Albino Tiger Oscars
2 Black Tiger Oscars
2 Electric Blue Acaras
2 Geeen Terror Cichlids
Some guppies and Tetra
Here are the top 6 benefits associated with keeping a home aquarium (P.S: you need to watch those fishes swimming)
1. Reduced levels of stress.
2. Improvements in sleep quality.
3. Lowered blood pressure and heart rate.
4. Decreased pain and anxiety.
5. Improved focus and creativity.
6.Calming effect for children and Alzheimer’s patients.