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You Say Bearcat – I Say Binturong

The Binturong is also called the Palawan Bearcat, Asian Bearcat, Bearcat. However, it’s neither a bear nor a cat! LOL…It just resembles both of those animals. To me, it looks like a large raccoon species. It, too, is an arboreal species that is nocturnal – instead of sleeping in a nest of sorts, it simply sleeps on branches of rainforests in Asia, India & Indonesia. Although it is classified as a carnivore, it is omnivorous! It eats mostly fruit, but has been known to dabble in eating eggs, small animals like rodents and birds, shoots and leaves. Binturong are known for their happy chuckling [ ... ]

A New Endangered Species Listing for Yet Another Australian Animal

Exotic Animal Newsflash: For those of you that have not yet heard, the Tasmanian Devil was put on the endangered species list last week due to an outbreak of cancer that is both deadly and disfiguring to the animals. This particular cancer starts as a brain tumor and grows so large, encompassing the Tasmanian Devil’s face and mouth until it can no longer eat. These animals seem to only last a few months, and the wild population has decreased by 60%. The Tasmanian Devil only lives in the southern island state of Tasmania in Australia. By listing this creature as endangered, the Australian government [ ... ]

Live Feed of Beluga Whales @ Vancouver Aquarium

Whenever you have a Beluga Whale craving, like I often do, check out this great website I just found when Stumbling some sites (add me as a friend if you like on Stumble Upon). It’s a Live Feed of the Vancouver Aquarium’s Beluga Whales…Amazing and beautiful! This is the link: Live Webcam @ Vancouver Aquarium of Beluga Whales View these majestic and highly vulnerable creatures, leave a comment and rate the feed! Have fun…Have a Beluga Break! Scientific Classification: Kingdom: Animalia Phylum: Chordata Class: Mammalia Order: Cetacea Family: Monodontidae Genus: Delphinapterus Species: D. leucas Conservation Status: The Beluga Whale is a Vulnerable species… I hope you enjoy this live feed brought [ ... ]

Plan To Avoid Some Wildlife On Your Camping Trip

Camping is good, wholesome, family fun…But, it is important to be aware of the wildlife around you, especially if you are in bear country… Grizzlies can be especially dangerous! Grizzly Bear Scientific Classification: Kingdom: Animalia Phylum: Chordata Class: Mammalia Order: Carnivora Family: Ursidae Genus: Ursus Species: U. arctos Subspecies: U. a. horribilis Conservation Status: The Grizzly Bear is an Endangered species. American Black Bear Scientific Classification: Kingdom: Animalia Phylum: Chordata Class: Mammalia Order: Carnivora Family: Ursidae Genus: Ursus Species: U. americanus Conservation Status: The American Black Bear is a species considered to be of least concern in regards to it’s conservation status…That’s great news! *** Wildlife To Avoid On A Camping Trip by Darren Lintern Going on a camping trip can be on [ ... ]

Peregrine Falcons – Making A Comeback

The Peregrine Falcon is a bird that is close to the heart of many Niagarans… At Brock University in St. Catharines, Ontario, they have been running a breeding program for this dangerously endangered bird in this area… Scientific Classification: Kingdom: Animalia Phylum: Chordata Class: Aves Order: Falconiformes Family: Falconidae Genus: Falco Species: F. peregrinus Conservation Status: On a whole, the Peregrine Falcon is a species of least concern…However, in this area, their numbers have been slowly growing from an endangered state. *** Birds – The Peregrine Falcon by Michael Russell The peregrine falcon is the best known falcon and most widespread in the world. However if you travel to North Dakota, you won’t [ ... ]

Amazonian Anaconda

Anaconda are the largest snakes in the world!!! I have always wanted to travel the Amazon and see one in the wild… Scientific Classification: Kingdom: Animalia Phylum: Chordata Class: Reptilia Order: Squamata Suborder: Serpentes Family: Boidae Subfamily: Boinae Genus: Eunectes Species: 1. E. beniensis 2. E. deschauenseei 3. E. murinus 4. E. notaeus *** Anaconda Snakes Today- Updating News By Michael Gutemberg Anaconda snakes, for sure, conjures up an image of a gigantic, black, serpentine creature slithering in mud and constricting a hapless creature to death. You are not to be blamed for this. Instead, blame those numerous movie directors and novelists who, thanks to their imagination or lack of it, portrayed these docile creatures as vileness [ ... ]

Trials and Tribulations of Saving The Iberian Lynx

The Iberian Lynx is sometimes referred to as the Spanish Lynx. Scientific Classification: Kingdom: Animalia Phylum: Chordata Class: Mammalia Order: Carnivora Family: Felidae Genus: Lynx Species: L. pardinus Conservation Status: This species is Critically Endangered! *** Saving the Iberian Lynx By Mike McDougall Of the 32 remaining species of big cat left in the world, the Iberian Lynx is the most endangered, even more so than the Siberian tiger. Western Europe’s last remaining big cat is in serious trouble, recent estimations place the number of lynx remaining at just over 100 and biologists maintain that if drastic action isn’t taken soon then the species will be extinct by the end of the [ ... ]

Polar Bears Mostly Extinct by 2050

Exotic Animal Newsflash: It has been reported that we the polar bear could be mostly extinct by the year 2050. That means that 2/3 of the entire polar bear population, roughly 1600 bears, could be dead if sea ice melting predictions are accurate. However, it could be the case that the sea ice is even melting faster than computer models are predicting. It is thought that a few may survive on Canadian Arctic islands off the west coast of Greenland by 2100, but this is very bleak! These reports are being used to determine if the polar bear should be [ ... ]

Siberian Tigers – Extinction On The Horizon?

Siberian Tigers are considered to be Critically Endangered. With the Chinese and Korean populations nearly extinct, there are only about approximately 350-400 of these big cats left 10 years ago! This is not promising, especially if things don’t drastically change for this animal! Many zoos in the world, especially in China, have been running breeding programs for the Siberian tiger subspecies. 620 Siberian tigers are scheduled to be released from China this year. This is the biggest cat species in the world! Not only are there these beautiful orange, black and white Siberian tigers, but this subspecies of [ ... ]