This little elephant was trying to get to quench its thirst at a dam recently, but hasn't quite figured out how to get the job done by trunk just yet. @trishala_n watched and giggled as the little calf tried repeatedly to copy mom's experienced trunk use, and had to resort to dunking its face in the water as if bobbing for marulas. It can take baby elephants up to a year to learn how to use their trunks properly. You'll get there, little one!
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Beautiful giraffe takes a relaxing stroll in a river .
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So I think that for the next week or so, I will make a small thread of posts regarding some of the different invasive species found in Florida, and go a bit in depth about them. Since there are just that many invasives, i figured this would be an interesting topic. If you have any suggestions on species I should talk about, let me know in the comments! 😁👇🏼
Pictured above is an invasive lizard now found in many different areas across Florida known as the the Red headed Agama (Agama agama). These stunning lizards are originally from Africa and eat mostly insects, spiders, and from what I’ve read they have been recorded eating native anole species in Florida as well! 😪 Though agamas likely are not as directly impactful as the none-native Burmese python on Florida’s native wildlife, they could do some damage. I personally have only seen one of these and it was in the Jupiter area a few years ago. I’m not sure if anyone really knows how they ended up in the wild, but sightings go as far back as the 1970’s..
Interestingly, in the wild this species will live in a large group that includes a dominant male which can exhibit some pretty amazing colors (shown in pics 1 & 2), a large number of females that generally have much more dull coloring (3rd pic), and even immature, less colorful males. Reminds me A LOT of a pride of lions! The lead male actually has a large area of territory that he claims and won’t hesitate to kick one of the younger males out of his group. Pretty cool if you ask me 🦁🦎
1st - Norbert Potensky
2nd - @wildlife_britt
3rd - Charles J Sharp
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Update on Lazuli at Care for Wild Rhino Sanctuary. Lazuli has been doing very well. He is eating the teff and Lucerne hay by the mouthful and Ribbon is never too far away. The two are often seen eating, sleeping and playing together. We are also happy to report that Lazuli’s wounds are healing well. Care for Wild Staff are keeping his wounds clean and treating them periodically. We would like to thank VALCORA for their generous contribution towards Lazuli by paying off his veterinary bill. You are our heroes! @babyrhinorescueorg@councilofcontributors@spiritwildlifefund@kp24@elevate_brand@tpw_foundation
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