Amazing photo of these giraffes roaming the wild in Tanzania! What do you think of this family? Comment your thoughts below and tag a friend who should see this! 🦒🦒🦒
|| Photo by @tomarcherphoto
Are #babies the cutest? 😂🐍🐍 This was a young Western Diamondback Rattlesnake (Crotalus atrox) found in south Texas earlier this week. Despite their small size, they can still cause a severe bite! This little guy was super calm for us. He let us take our pictures and go on our way. Surrounded by a crowd of students he never struck once. Awesome find!
The Orangutan (Genus: Pongo)
Status: Critically Endangered [CR]
•They are only found in South East Asia on the islands of Borneo and Sumatra
•There are 3 species of Orangutan - Bornean, Sumatran and Tapanuli. The Tapanuli was only identified in Nov 2017
•They entered Borneo from Sumatra when the islands were connected by land during the last goacial period as the seas around had frozen
•The mothers stay with their children for the first two years
•Their hands have a special double-lock mechanism which makes them excellent tree climbers
•Every night, the Orangutan will build an intricate nest to sleep on. They show proficiency in tool use and are one of the most intelligent primates
•Populations have decreased by more than 60% in the last 50 years and are expected to further halve by 2025. Less than 100,000 remain in the wild
•A step you can take today to help save the Orangutans is to stop consuming products with Palm Oil. Palm oil production is the main reason for habitat loss and thus death of several thousand Orangutans. Check the ingredients of what you buy at the supermarket, Palm Oil is very likely present.
We are so used to seeing well-trained and well-behaved #elephants that we easily forget the power of the wild version. This herd in the #MasaaiMara sauntered by but the lead fellow was not pleased with our #landcruiser being anywhere close to his family. He veered right towards us and within feet of us, snorted and made enough of a threatening bellow and gesture to scare us all enough to duck deep in the leg well of the back seat. This was the second such encounter in a couple of days. The first time I went for a run out in the bush protected by a #Maasai warrior in full red attire, who ran barefoot beside me spear and club in hand. All of a sudden a bull elephant came rushing out of the brush stage right and caught us both by surprise. “Robert” my guide immediately ordered me to stand still when he turned and faced down the elephant with his club brandished high. The elephant was then caught by surprise and backed off. My experience with elephants has never been the same. The thought that #DumbassDonald would allow these beautiful, smart and spirited animals to be kill by spoiled rich people seeking trophies really, really bothers me. #savetheelephants
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