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Elephant Rehabilitation in Sri Lanka

Elephant Rehabilitation in Sri Lanka

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As of June 2008, over 60 orphaned elephants have been returned to the wild by the Elephant Transit Home which was opened in 1995 by the Department of Wildlife Conservation. Ongoing tracking of these animals has revealed that one of the elephants released in 1998 has given birth to a calf in the wild, the ultimate goal of endangered species rehabilitation. Threats to the Asian Elephant in Sri Lanka The Sri Lankan subspecies of the Asian elephant (Elephas maximus maximus) is faced with shrinking and degraded habitat. Irrigation programs for agriculture, which allow for human settlements in traditionally dry parts of the country, create problems for the Sri Lankan elephant population in several ways. The encroachment of humans into this elephant habitat has resulted in increased ...
Similarities, Differences between Alligators and Crocodiles

Similarities, Differences between Alligators and Crocodiles

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There are a few noticeable differences between alligators and crocodiles, even though their lifestyles are pretty much the same. Alligators and crocodiles, both commonly known as crocodilians, are some of the most powerful and intriguing creatures on the planet. Found in swampy, humid areas, Crocodilians are cold blooded animals that can only survive in warm weather, usually around eighty degrees. Differences Between Alligators and Crocodiles Though similar in appearance, alligators and crocodiles have very noticeable differences. An alligator's snout is shorter and wider than that of a crocodile. A crocodile's snout is longer and more narrow. Have you ever noticed their teeth? Well, if you've ever noticed some teeth on one of these creatures when their mouth was closed, you w...
Extreme Cold Snap Threatens Wild Birds

Extreme Cold Snap Threatens Wild Birds

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Nobody seems quite sure how severe the current cold snap is in the United Kingdom. One thing is certain. As temperatures in parts of the country plunge to a level close to those being recorded at the South Pole and with snow now lying in some areas for over three weeks, the disruption being experienced across the United Kingdom has wider implications than for trains, planes and automobiles. Wildlife – especially birdlife – is suffering too. What Happens to Birds in Winter? Despite the extreme temperatures currently being experienced, cold is not usually a problem for birds in the UK. They have several layers of feathers to provide them with insulation – hence the regular sight of birds sitting in trees with feathers fluffed out. Furthermore, many of the species seen in the garden
Wildlife Watching In Scotland

Wildlife Watching In Scotland

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It’s tempting for a visitor to think that they can just turn up in the wilderness on Scotland and see some of its iconic wildlife. Below are some tips before you plan for a trip: What makes Scotland a Special Place for Watching Wildlife? There’s no question that Scotland is a haven for wildlife. Its range of habitats together with the remoteness of large areas of the country has meant that many species have hung on here when they have become extinct elsewhere in the United Kingdom. Otters, golden eagles, wildcats, capercaillie and red kites are just some of the species which live here. There are four reasons Scotland is appealing for visitors keen to see some wildlife: - The scenery - Scotland’s forests, mountains and coast are not only spectacular but internationally known
How To Make Rabbit Cage, Custom Cage For Bunnies

How To Make Rabbit Cage, Custom Cage For Bunnies

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Many rabbit cages in the market are very small, and a bunny in a tiny cage is a very bored bunny. Sometimes it's not possible to allow a pet rabbit to roam-free in the house due to hazards, such as other household pets like dogs and cats. One great way to give them the space they need is to make them a custom homemade cage. Build a Custom Rabbit Cage Purchase wire shelving. The wire squares are perfect for rabbit cage walls. The included connectors can be used, but many people just use zip ties. A basic rabbit space can be made 4 squares long, 2 squares wide, and at least 2 squares tall. The squares should be connected with at least 3 zip ties, one on each side and one in the middle. The walls can be easily connected by laying them out on the floor and adding a square at a tim...
Have You Heard About Virtual Reality For Animals?

Have You Heard About Virtual Reality For Animals?

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European Researcher Creates Virtual Reality For Lab Animals It is yet to be understood whether mice are afraid of heights or else what is their main concern while reciprocating to the social environment. It is still not very well known how the brains of freely moving animals work in social situations. Well, in this era of virtual reality there's some hope to dig deeper into the social behavior of the pets. European researchers at the Vienna Biocenter in Austria are trying to find such answers and obviously would be able to learn the behavior of the animals, possibly. They have created a virtual-reality rig for lab animals and have dubbed it nicely as FreemoVR. Computer displays have been used to build walls and floors of the virtual set-up, and the researchers have mounted abo...