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Anoas Gave Birth To Their Second Calf At Thoiry ZooSafari

Thoiry ZooSafari started breeding a pair of Anoas which arrived at their facility back in 2016. The pair has proven to be a good match as they just welcome their second baby. Anoas giving birth is a rare occasion.

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Thoiry ZooSafari believes only 2 Anoas exist currently in the wild, which is a dangerously low number.

Even in zoos, the numbers are extremely low. The facility reports that there are less than 50 animals of this species left in all European Zoos.

In the European continent, there have only been 2 births in the last year.

Anoas are also known as dwarf buffalos as they are among the smallest cattle that exist. Their heights hardly reach a meter when fully mature. Whereas, the calfs at birth are not more than 40cm tall.

Additionally, the species has been facing habitat loss and are subjected to hunting. Hence, their numbers have seen a drastic hit in the recent years.

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The International Union for Nature Conservation (IUNC) has enlisted the species on the Red List since 2008 making them dangerously endangered.

Anoas have either dark brown or black coats, which are extremely woolly. The distinctive feature of males is that they are darker in color than females.

They do not have many spots other than light patches right above their hooves. Another notice-worthy trait is their relatively short tail. Both the males and females have horns. Their horn are rear-facing and can grow between 15 to 20 cm.

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They are endemic to the Indonesian islands of Sulawesi and Butung. Anoas are rainforest animals. Their habitats must include dense vegetation and permanent sources of water.

Dwarf buffalos are solitary animals. The best they will do is move in pairs. Moving forward, the life span for them is around 20 to 25 years.

Humans threaten their ability to survive. Thus, they do not thrive in densely populated areas.

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Friendly Deer Approaches A Deer Hunter For Cuddles Who Then Saves His Life.

After setting up a deer stand in a clearing, Maxon looked around to see if any wildlife had wandered into the area before he started hunting. That’s when he noticed a buck about 70 yards away.

“I figured I’d wait for him to leave the clearing, however, after five minutes of standing there, he wouldn’t leave,” Maxon explained on YouTube.

Instead of leaving, the buck approaches Maxon, who gently convinces the dear to come a bit closer with noises you’d use to coax a cat or dog.

The deer comes so close that Maxon is even able to give it a little head scratch, because what animal on earth doesn’t love a good head scratch?

“In my 12 years of hunting or the additional decade of experiences of going hunting with my dad and uncles,

I have never seen or experienced anything like this,” Maxon wrote on YouTube.

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Two kayakers save a pair of rare eagles from drowning in Danube river

Klaudia Kis and Richard Varga took it upon themselves to rescue the pair before continuing on their journey, travelling from the Black Sea near Romania to the Black Forest in Germany.

It’s a journey that will take them three months, which is also how long they knew each other for before embarking on this project.

The white-tailed eagle (Haliaeetus albicilla) is a very large species of sea eagle widely distributed across temperate Eurasia.

Like all eagles, it is a member of the family Accipitridae (or accipitrids) which includes other diurnal raptors such as hawks, kites, and harriers. One of up to eleven members in the genus Haliaeetus,

which are commonly called sea eagles, it is also referred to as the white-tailed sea-eagle. Sometimes, it is known as the ern or erne (depending on spelling by sources), gray sea eagle and Eurasian sea eagle.

White-tailed eagles spend much of their day perched on trees or crags, and may often not move for hours. Perhaps up to 90% of a day may be spent perched, especially if weather is poor.

Also, they will alternate periods of soaring with perching, especially flying over water or well-watered areas,

but do considerably less soaring on average than do golden eagles. Pairs regularly roost together, often near to their nest, either on a crag or tree or crevices, overhung ledges or small isolated trees on a crag

White-tailed eagles eat a variety of prey. As their other common name, sea eagle, suggests, they take fish, but also birds, mammals and carrion.

They are opportunistic hunters and often steal food from other birds. Their method of fishing is very different to that of the osprey; flying low over the water before briefly hovering and snatching the fish,

whereas ospreys will hover from a great height and then drop quickly down to the water. White-tailed eagles will also sometimes plunge right into the water.

White-tailed eagles are classified by the IUCN as ‘Least Concern’. The species suffered huge declines in Europe during the 19th and 20th centuries and was driven to extinction in the UK,

mainly through persecution. It has since been reintroduced to the west coast of Scotland and more recently to the east coast, and a reintroduction programme is currently underway in Ireland

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Wanuskewin Heritage Park welcomes 1st baby bison since 1876

The female bison was born Wednesday, the first from the herd Wanuskewin welcomed in December, which has genetic links to the Yellowstone herd. According to Wanuskewin official

s, the occasion marks the first bison born on their ancestral land since before the 1876 signing of Treaty Six and the local extinction of the species.

Wanuskewin CEO Darlene Brander said the birth is “a historic moment in Wanuskewin’s timeline.”

She said Indigenous elders had been trying to bring bison back to the park for 40 years and “there was a lot of joy going on” when they learned of the birth.

“We have been waiting for this day at Wanuskewin for a very long time,” she said.

“When you take in the COVID-19 pandemic and all the implications of it and how it impacted our lives, to hear about this ray of hope through the baby bison being born at the park, it was incredibly significant.”

Felix Thomas, the Wanuskewin board chair and co-chair of the Thundering Ahead capital campaign, said every birth “is part of the circle of life and signals progress.”

More baby bison are expected in the spring, though Brander would not say how many. One of the things elders have taught her is to not count her eggs before they hatch, she said.

Wanuskewain welcomed 11 Plains bison to the park in December. Six calves came from Grasslands National Park in southern Saskatchewan and five animals — a bull and four pregnant cows — came from a ranch in South Dakota.

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Moose calf rescued from drowning by Calgary kayakers

Ben Clark and Scott Linton were paddling on the Sheep River in Southwestern Alberta when they spotted the unexpected.

The two experienced whitewater kayakers were taking a rest-stop after navigating the technical rapids upstream, when they noticed a moose calf curled up on a cliff shelf opposite them—just barely above river level.

The calf spotted the kayakers almost simultaneously. It stood up, lost its footing, and helplessly fell into the fast-moving water below.

The Sheep River is primarily glacier-fed and can reach frigidly low temperatures during springtime. Cold water aside, Clark knew full well that the calf, if unhelped, was headed straight towards one of the larger rapids on the river. A swim through it could prove fatal.

The duo knew they needed to act fast. “We jumped out of the boats and went into rescue mode at the same time trying to keep an eye out for mama,” Clark recalled.

In late spring, cow moose with young calves are very protective and are known to attack humans who come too close.

Linton waded out into the river while holding onto a throw rope and managed to grab the calf from the flow. With assistance from Clark, he brought the calf to the river’s edge and began to rub it’s body to retain its warmth.

Linton and Clark were quick to leave the scene after their rescue success. “The calf walked up into the sun and started to call for mom so we got the heck outta there,” said Clark.

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Donators Pick A Beautiful Name For Baby Orangutan

Zaki is the name given to the handsome young baby orangutan born at the Cleveland Metroparks Zoo. This time the name was not picked by the staff members but the visitors.

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This baby orangutan was born on the 28th of April, 2021. The zoo proudly announced the birth as it was entirely special. This baby orangutan is the first baby born since 2014. This adorable little being is a sight to see.

The zoo thought of a fun way to raise money. They asked the visitors coming to the zoo to vote for the baby orangutan’s name.

Visitors had to select from three options. For those who wanted to vote, a donation was required which would then be used for wildlife. The three names were Halim, Rimba, and Zaki.

Out of the three, the most voted name was Zaki. As a matter of fact, with this exercise, they raised $15,000 for the future of wildlife.

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Such a thoughtful and interactive practice this was. All thanks to the efficient staff members to successfully pull this off.

Zaki belongs to his mother Kera. However, like all human mothers, Bornean orangutans also cling to their mom for the first few years of their life. At the time of birth, they can weigh around 3 to 4.5 pounds.

Kera and Zaki have joined the clan consisting of Tiram, Kayla and Merah in their habitat in the rain forests.

Moreover, guests can spot the newborn clinging on to his mother in their habitat. Believe it or not, his cuteness is to die for.

As the number of Bornean orangutans is decreasing, the birth of this little one makes it more special.

This kind comes as a critically endangered species by IUCN. This is shocking as there is a decline of 50% in their population. This is insane. Moreover, Association of Zoos and Aquariums are doing everything in their power for the survival of this species.

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Last but not the least, Cleveland Metroparks zoo supports a conservation plan of this kind. Also, they have joined hands with others for this major cause.

We hope the population of these orangutans rise again

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An upclose encounter with Migaloo, the only white humpback whale in the world. (Video)

The Pacific Whale Foundation has been following reported sightings of Migaloo, which means “White Fella” in the Aborginal Australian language.

The name was coined by the Vice President of the foundation, Paul Forestell, based on advice from an Aboriginal elder.

Migaloo is the only known all-white humpback whale and he travels up and down the east coast of Australia.

He has became quite famous with the local media and tourists. Migaloo was first sighted in 1991, and was believed to be three to five years old at that time. In 2004, Migaloo was shown to be male through analysis of sloughed skin samples.

Because of the intense interest, environmentalists feared he was becoming quite stressed by the number of boats following him around each day.

In response to their concerns, the Queensland and New South Wales governments introduce legislation each year to create a 500-m (1600-ft) exclusion zone around the whale to keep him protected.

Unfortunately recent closeup pictures have shown Migaloo to have skin cancer and/or skin cysts as a result of his lack of protection from the sun due to his white coloration.

This is actually quite common with white or albino animals which is one reason why they are so rare in nature.

Watch the video below to see a rare and special encounter with Migaloo as he approached a small boat to make his presence known.

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Exceptional birth of 8 wolf cubs in the Ardennes National Park -France

On average, there’s a range of only between two and four wolf pups. Babies come from the coupling of “Futée”, a female wolf age 5, and “Crockett”, a male wolf of 3 years.

Fed and incubated in the den for three weeks, they have opened their eyes slowly. The healers have emerged them from their burrows to carry out weighing, identification and vaccination.

Since, young wolves have joined the life of the pack within the enclosure.

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Shotgun pistol with home loads is an absolute wrist-breaker

The Canadian Gun Vault Inc. YouTube channel has one heck of a wrist breaker in this video.

Meet the Rossi 12 gauge shotgun pistol, a 6″ hand cannon that you won’t forget any time soon.

Brent’s home loads are firing a 600 gr slug at 1350 fps, which makes the Rossi “hands down the craziest pistol we’ve ever experienced,” according to the shooter.

Take a closer look at this wild weapon in the video below.

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Watch: Giant panda gives birth to twin cubs at Japan’s Ueno Zoo

A reason to celebrate for Japan and the wildlife enthusiasts all over the world, after two giant pandas have been recently born at the country’s oldest zoo.

The twin cubs were born a few days ago at the Ueno Zoo in Tokyo.

A vulnerable species, giant pandas (just as their little cousins) are extremely difficult to breed, whether in the wild or at the zoos. So, naturally every time when one giant panda (let alone two) is born is good reason to celebrate.

The tiny pandas were born on Wednesday from mother Shin Shin and father Ri Ri – both 15-year-old. S

hin Shin became a mom for the second time after giving birth to Xiang Xiang – a female born in 2017.

So far it is too early to tell if the two cubs are either a male or a female, and they haven’t been named yet neither. When born, giant panda cubs are extremely small weighing less than five ounces.

“Baby giant pandas are very small when they’re born,”zoo director Yutaka Fukuda said. “The staff will be watching over them around the clock for a while to make sure they will be growing healthily.”

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Another extremely unusual thing is that giant pandas gave birth to one cub, so taking care of two at once would an extremely difficult challenge.

Because of this, only one of the twin cubs will stay with its mom, while the another one will be kept (for a time) into an incubator under the supervision of the zoo’s staff.

“It is said that in most cases, when twins are born, only one will grow up,” Ueno Zoo’s spokesperson, Naoya Ohashi, said.

“In order to raise both of them, we need to have one panda always be held by Shin Shin. We will have them take turns to nurse while the other one will be in an incubator.

Once one panda finishes nursing, we will place that one in the incubator, and let the one who hasn’t nursed yet be together with its mom.”