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Post anything regarding wildlife.

Pictures, videos and documentaries can do. Here is mine.

I love sharks a lot.

 

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Extinct Caspian Tiger also called the Turan Tiger spanned from Eastern Turkey to Central Asia.

Sadly its been extinct since 1970. But its closest relative is the Siberian Tiger.
 

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Well, the good thing about Corals is that they come again after some time, but I've seen several documentaries showing how even smallest of changes affects the corals. I just wish they were more robust.

Corona did wonders at the beginning the world cleaned itself once humans stopped the factories.

We need to find a more sustainable way of living, but it is hard with everything we've gotten used to.
 

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Well, the good thing about Corals is that they come again after some time, but I've seen several documentaries showing how even smallest of changes affects the corals. I just wish they were more robust.

Corona did wonders at the beginning the world cleaned itself once humans stopped the factories.

We need to find a more sustainable way of living, but it is hard with everything we've gotten used to.

Industrial revolution, revolutionised humanity but it also brought disasters like we see today.

You know in Maldives there is mosques built from Coral. Interesting how native techniques can teach us to live environmentally friendly.
 
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Hehe, I have had the fortune to play with baby elephant before.....I hope every animal-friend of us get a chance at some point...


Please post all your wildlife vids, stories and pet pics etc as you would like to here....
 

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A great bustard, which was found dying of exhaustion in the Black Sea province of Trabzon last month and released into nature after being treated, was found shot dead in the Central Anatolian province of Yozgat.

The bird, which was long thought extinct, had been reborn from its ashes after more than 100 years in Anatolia and had surprised the scientific community and environmentalists altogether.

The bird species was last seen in the northeastern province of Kars in 1912.

It is thought that one of the last heirs of the bird species, which was listed as vulnerable by the International Union for Conservation of Nature since 1996, was shot by hunters.


Will post cat pictures from neighborhood and will make up for this disappointing new.
 

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Javan Leopard, one of the last wild great cat in Java island
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Leopard pretty much had its tickets checked....but the lion hesitated just enough.


It is very unusual I would imagine for a leopard to get caught unware out in the open like that...
 

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Rare to see one this big....but they do get this big and even bigger:


India has lots of dangerous and beautiful animals.

India is also the last home of the Asian Lion respect to the Indians for preserving them and saving them from extinction.
 

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India has lots of dangerous and beautiful animals.

India is also the last home of the Asian Lion respect to the Indians for preserving them and saving them from extinction.

I do hear there is lot of problems and challenges though given human population and resource pressure etc and their (lion) population being so small, but it was definitely overall a good effort to get them protected so they don't get extinct.

I believe their number at one point dipped to below 100....now they are around 700 or so and hopefully grow more with time and access to more sancutaries and land...but time to time I hear unfortunate news about humans coming into conflict with them or doing something dumb to try hurt them/exploit them or lion (premature) deaths for various known/unknown reasons.

But it looks like they are moving into new corridors and areas surrounding the forest (gir) that was their one sanctuary for so long (recent article today):


Summary at end:

What the lion presence means for locals​

Lions are believed to have vanished from Jasdan-Chotila around 150 years ago and present generation of humans have lived without presence of any large carnivore. If the lions eventually settle in this area, people may require to make some adaptations to mitigate conflict with the carnivores. Also, the Surendranagar territorial forest division has continued the scheme of subsidising construction of parapet on wells in this area in order to secure the wells and prevent deaths of lions by falling in them accidentally. Forest department also pays compensation for any loss of livestock to the carnivores. Unless provoked, lions rarely attack humans.
 

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I do hear there is lot of problems and challenges though given human population and resource pressure etc and their (lion) population being so small, but it was definitely overall a good effort to get them protected so they don't get extinct.

I believe their number at one point dipped to below 100....now they are around 700 or so and hopefully grow more with time and access to more sancutaries and land...but time to time I hear unfortunate news about humans coming into conflict with them or doing something dumb to try hurt them/exploit them or lion (premature) deaths for various known/unknown reasons.

But it looks like they are moving into new corridors and areas surrounding the forest (gir) that was their one sanctuary for so long (recent article today):


Summary at end:

What the lion presence means for locals​

Lions are believed to have vanished from Jasdan-Chotila around 150 years ago and present generation of humans have lived without presence of any large carnivore. If the lions eventually settle in this area, people may require to make some adaptations to mitigate conflict with the carnivores. Also, the Surendranagar territorial forest division has continued the scheme of subsidising construction of parapet on wells in this area in order to secure the wells and prevent deaths of lions by falling in them accidentally. Forest department also pays compensation for any loss of livestock to the carnivores. Unless provoked, lions rarely attack humans.

I really wonder if the Asian Lion and the Bengal Tiger have ever crossed paths.

With the growth of human populations. The animal/human conflict is just going to become more common. I hope it does not get worse it would be such a shame to see so many animals becoming extinct 😭
 

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With the growth of human populations. The animal/human conflict is just going to become more common. I hope it does not get worse it would be such a shame to see so many animals becoming extinct 😭
Which one more important people wellbeing or the critters wellbeing? You can't choose both!
 

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