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Species Profile: Maned Wolf Species Profile: Maned Wolf
Species Profile: Maned Wolf

The sole species in its genus, the maned wolf is unlike other canids. It has extremely long legs making it the tallest of the wild dogs. Also known ...

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The Nature & Beauty of Bird Feathers The Nature & Beauty of Bird Feathers
The Nature & Beauty of Bird Feathers

Birds have always captivated us not only with their ability to fly but also with their incredible beauty. As dinosaurs evolved into birds they trad ...

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Species Profile: Markhor Species Profile: Markhor
Species Profile: Markhor

A wild goat of Western and Central Asia with impressive corkscrew like horns that can reach up to 5 feet in males

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The Other Panda The Other Panda
The Other Panda

We all have come to know and love the large black and white Giant panda which is honored in such ways as it being a national symbol of China, the l ...

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Vancouver’s Top 5 Outdoor & Wildlife Experiences Vancouver’s Top 5 Outdoor & Wildlife Experiences
Vancouver's Top 5 Outdoor & Wildlife Experiences

Despite having one of the largest population densities of North American Cities, Vancouver offers incredible outdoor adventure and natural attracti ...

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Species Declared Extinct in 2016 Species Declared Extinct in 2016
Species Declared Extinct in 2016

If you thought this year was hard on us humans this past year with war, terrorism, and political chaos and embarrassment, it is nothing compared to ...

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Jamala Wildlife Lodge: A Room with a Zoo Jamala Wildlife Lodge: A Room with a Zoo
Jamala Wildlife Lodge: A Room with a Zoo

If you’ve ever dreamt of an intimate experience with wild animals, Australia has the lodge for you. While there are a number of zoos that offer ove ...

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Species Profile: Long-Nosed Potoroo Species Profile: Long-Nosed Potoroo
Species Profile: Long-Nosed Potoroo

Closely related to the kangaroo family this marsupial acts like a miniature kangaroo but with a rat like tail and the nose of a bandicoot.

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Cape Town’s Top 5 Outdoor & Wildlife Experiences Cape Town’s Top 5 Outdoor & Wildlife Experiences
Cape Town's Top 5 Outdoor & Wildlife Experiences

Africa is known for its richness of wildlife and although Cape Town may not be home to the main attractions found in places like the Serengeti such ...

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Seattle’s Top 5 Outdoor & Wildlife Experiences Seattle’s Top 5 Outdoor & Wildlife Experiences
Seattle's Top 5 Outdoor & Wildlife Experiences

Seattle is an incredible city for exploring the great outdoors. Within the city one has beautiful parks and gardens as well as a multitude of Natio ...

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Ivory on Fire: Kenya Burns Confiscated Illegal Animal Products

Posted by on 11:51 pm in Africa, Featured, Wildlife & Nature | 0 comments

Ivory on Fire: Kenya Burns Confiscated Illegal Animal Products

Although Kenya has done “ivory burns” in the past, this most recent one has been by far the largest. President Uhuru Kenyatta has given the go ahead to burn over 100 tons of Elephant ivory, a ton of rhino horn, and the skins and random parts of other confiscated African animals.

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Where Wolves and Alligators Meet: Alligator River NWR

Posted by on 11:46 am in Featured, North America, Wildlife & Nature | 0 comments

Where Wolves and Alligators Meet: Alligator River NWR

A species that once roamed from Texas to Florida could now be living its last days here in Alligator River or even more sadly in an enclosure at some facility. We have no doubt come so far in our efforts to save our endangered wildlife by way of laws and acts, however the ignorance and selfishness which is human nature still shows its ugly face even today and has the ability to cause another extinction.

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Singapore’s Top 5 Outdoor & Wildlife Experiences

Posted by on 9:40 pm in Asia, City Guides, Featured, Wildlife & Nature | 5 comments

Singapore’s Top 5 Outdoor & Wildlife Experiences

The only island city-country in the world, Singapore has figured out how to make a large sprawling city seem somewhat wild and natural. Whoever is behind the urban planning of this city deserves the utmost recognition.

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Species Declared Extinct in 2016

Posted by on 12:25 am in Featured, Wildlife & Nature | 1 comment

Species Declared Extinct in 2016

If you thought this year was hard on us humans this past year with war, terrorism, and political chaos and embarrassment, it is nothing compared to the sadness the natural world has felt with the declaration of more extinctions.

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Species Profile: Bald Uakari

Posted by on 3:47 pm in Featured, South America, Wildlife & Nature | 1 comment

Species Profile: Bald Uakari

This small Amazonian monkey has a shaggy red orange coat with a bare red face resembling that of a Marvel villian. Its reddish face signals good health and makes it more attractive to possible mates.

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The Wildlife & Wonder of Mali

Posted by on 3:51 pm in Africa, Featured, Wildlife & Nature | 0 comments

The Wildlife & Wonder of Mali

A harsh country with natural rugged beauty, Mali is a magical yet dangerous country. A country of stark contrasts, you have the Niger River which literally flows life to its inhabitants and the Sahara which continues to increase its empire as it makes its way southward stripping life in its path.

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Panama City’s Top 5 Outdoor & Wildlife Experiences

Posted by on 11:37 am in City Guides, Featured, North America, Wildlife & Nature | 1 comment

Panama City’s Top 5 Outdoor & Wildlife Experiences

When you think of Panama City, Panama your mind goes straight to the canal, Bridge of the Americas, Casco Viejo, and of course getting yourself a Panama hat. Beyond the city and even within the city however lies the Panama’s real treasure, its natural areas.

Literally built in the rainforest, one doesn’t need to venture far to feel as though you are in the Amazon. One trip to Panama wasn’t enough for us as we returned to experience its wealth of wildlife and nature a second time.

These are some sure bet destinations around Panama City where you are nearly guaranteed to get in touch with your wild side.

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Species Profile: Hooded Pitohui

Posted by on 12:17 am in Australia & New Zealand, Featured, Wildlife & Nature | 0 comments

Species Profile: Hooded Pitohui

Endemic to New Guinea, this black and orange bird has been found to contain batrachotoxins on its skin and feathers. These are the same toxins found in Colombia’s poison dart frogs and are one of the most toxic natural substances known to science.

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Species Profile: Markhor

Posted by on 9:58 pm in Asia, Wildlife & Nature | 0 comments

Species Profile: Markhor

A wild goat of Western and Central Asia with impressive corkscrew like horns that can reach up to 5 feet in males

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Hunting Mammoths in Florida

Posted by on 8:37 am in Featured, Fossils & Archaeology, North America, Outdoor Recreation, Wildlife & Nature | 13 comments

Hunting Mammoths in Florida

If you have ever wanted to actually hold a piece of a mammoth, there is no better place to do so than the Peace River in central Florida. Located in Bone valley, it is aptly named as there have been countless fossilized remains from a multitude of prehistoric animals. Best of all is the ease of which you can become an amateur paleontologist. With just a shovel, a sifting tray, and a mere $5 fossil collecting permit from the state of Florida, you can be on your way to creating your very own museum at home.

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