Choosing a Pet Reptiles

Monday, November 30, 2009

Maintaining the reptiles no longer a strange thing, although in some societies are still considered taboo. If you want to adopt animals from species of reptiles, there are several things to consider, among others:

* Avoid Impulsive adoptions, do not adopt just because of lust immediately without considering the various matters relating to long-term commitment between you and the pet.
* Learn about the ins and outs first animal you want to adopt, this will make it easier for you and your pet.
* Prepare the first cage and all the necessities pet before you bring it home, so the pet will make it easier to adapt to her new place.
* Who will take care of an intensive
* The cost of feed and health
* Acceptance of your environment against animal reptile. As mentioned above, some people strongly condemn the animals reptiles like snakes. Check carefully whether your environment allows.

Pet reptiles are perfect for a live person within the scope of a residential apartment building or a small type, because:

* Not a lot of moves, so does not require the extensive
* Not a lot of noise sometimes even completely silent, so as not to disturb your neighbors.
* No need of "the streets" like a dog.
* Having a character as a cool and quiet

Universities for Tigers Challenge

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Universities for Tigers Challenge-Just in time for college football bowl season, the University of Missouri, Auburn University and Clemson University have squared off in another battle: to stop tiger farming and the illegal trade in tiger parts. The three major universities---all with famous tiger mascots---have joined forces with World Wildlife Fund (WWF) and initiated a friendly competition to see which school and its alumni can raise the most money to aid real-world tigers around the globe.

The joint effort to stop tiger farming and the illegal trade in tiger parts is one of more than 100 individual conservation projects and programs in need of support and is featured in WWF's "Extraordinary Gifts Catalog." Launched in the fall of 2007, WWF's Extraordinary Gifts Catalog is a first-of-its-kind guide featuring unique opportunities - ranging from $1,000 to $3.5 million-- for individuals and organizations to support WWF's conservation efforts around the world.

Beginning December 13, 2007, and running through December 13, 2008; students, faculty and alumni from all three schools are encouraged to turn their legendary tiger pride into action by making donations in their schools' name to a special Web site created by WWF for the "Tigers for Tigers Challenge" at

Visitors to the program site will be able to view the progressive donation amounts from supporters of each school to help gauge the level of school spirit demonstrated by each university community. As part of the program, participating universities will help raise awareness of the challenge to their extensive community of alumni, students, staff and faculty.

"The 'Tigers for Tigers Challenge' takes competition between these rivals to a new level. Students, alumni and fans of Missouri, Auburn and Clemson Universities can show their true stripes by helping to end tiger farming and the illegal trade in tiger parts," said John Donoghue, senior vice president of World Wildlife Fund. "No matter which school comes out on top, the ultimate winners will be the magnificent tigers living in the wild that these donations will help protect."

An Urgent Need
While this challenge is being launched as a good-hearted, friendly competition between rival schools, the threat facing the world's tiger population is deadly serious. In 1993, the world celebrated China's domestic ban on trading tiger bones, flesh and skins. But when the cheering stopped, a sickening new enterprise began: tiger farms-where over 4,000 tigers are currently being bred for their body parts.

Today, a few Chinese businessmen are pushing the government to repeal its domestic trade ban, to open up the market for farm-bred tiger parts. With a revitalized market will come an increase in poaching, threatening dwindling populations of wild tigers across Asia. Donations from this program will help set up an enforcement network in priority places such as the Eastern Himalayas and the Mekong to keep tigers in the wild and off the market.

"Reversing the domestic trade ban on tiger parts in China will mean the sure road to destruction of many isolated populations of tigers across Asia, and an even stronger pressure on the last 5,000 tigers in the wild," said Sybille Klenzendorf, director, species conservation, World Wildlife Fund. "This program helps to address a critical conservation need to protect these threatened species-- before it's too late."

WWF works around the globe preserving a diverse selection of natural areas. Of these areas, WWF has identified 19 specific places that are of highest priority and in greater need of immediate attention. These 19 spectacular places include the world's largest and most intact tropical rain forests, the most diverse freshwater systems, the most varied coral reefs, the most biologically significant deserts, and the most productive fishing grounds.

"It is clear that without our help, tigers will be lost from the wild. The University of Missouri, Clemson, and Auburn each have existing conservation programs to help save our mascot," said Dana Morris, coordinator, Mizzou Tigers for Tigers. "The 'Tigers for Tigers Challenge' is an exciting opportunity for us to unite our efforts and engage broad support to raise awareness and funds to protect them. We have all gained by having the tiger as our mascot, and now it is our turn to give something back to tigers."

Virunga National Park

Monday, October 19, 2009

Virunga National Park-For the first time in more than a year, mountain gorillas in the Democratic Republic of Congo’s (DRC) Virunga National Park have been seen by park rangers, and are reported to be doing well.

Thanks to successful negotiations led by the park’s director, Emmanuel de Merode, the Congolese Institute for the Conservation of Nature (ICCN) has been allowed to reenter and work in the southern part of the park.

“We were very worried about the mountain gorillas as we had not any contact with them for over a year, but ICCN rangers have already seen many of the mountain gorilla families and we are happy to report that most of them seem to be doing well,” said de Merode. “We are continuing our census of the gorillas and are reinstating our antipoaching operations.”

Last September rebels took control of several park sectors – including those with mountain gorillas – forcing park rangers and their families to evacuate the area. Since that time, the ICCN had not been able to monitor the gorillas. WWF has been providing equipment and logistical support to the ICCN, the government agency tasked with safeguarding the DRC’s protected areas.

While this is good news for the southern sector, the central and eastern areas remain very unstable. Because of the fighting over half of the ICCN’s staff and their families – more than 2,000 people – who work in Virunga National Park are now living in temporary sites.

Here, a WWF staffer supplies a Virunga park ranger with a fuel-efficient stove. These stoves ease the burden of survivors living in sites for internally displaced peoples because they reach higher temperatures and require less fuelwood. The rangers are close partners, and WWF is working with these colleagues to ease their family’s transition to temporary shelter.

The armed conflict in the region has forced thousands of others to flee their homes, and there are now an estimated 145,000 displaced people living in six sites just outside of the national park. The people living in these sites are in desperate need of food, shelter and fuelwood.

WWF is partnering with the United Nations and other organizations to provide firewood from sustainable sources to alleviate pressure on Virunga National Park’s forests. Established in 1987, the WWF-supported Virunga Environmental Program (PEVi) in the DRC contributes to the long-term health of Virunga's ecosystem and surrounding community. Among other activities, the project promotes privately or community-owned plantations that encourage economic development and the creation of alternative wood sources outside of Virunga National Park. PEVi also develops community-based management for the sustainable use of natural forests outside of the park.

In coordination with the United Nations, WWF is purchasing wood from these community plantations to supply wood for cooking and shelter to people fleeing the war zone who have settled near Virunga National Park. WWF has also been distributing fuel-efficient cooking stoves, which use half the amount of wood as a normal stove.

“WWF is working with humanitarian organizations responding to the conflict to help them adopt environmentally-friendly practices. Virunga National Park and the surrounding landscape are important sources of food and income for local communities. ‘Green’ disaster response provides better service for survivors and preserves their natural resources,” says Dr. Richard Carroll, managing director of WWF’s Congo Basin program.

WWF’s work in the Congo Basin’s Virunga landscape builds on more than 20 years of supporting Virunga National Park and its surrounding communities. In that time, WWF has helped promote sustainable livelihoods, provided environmental education and increased protection of critically endangered species like the mountain gorilla.

Polar Bears

Sunday, October 18, 2009

Polar Bears-An aerial survey by government scientists in Alaska’s Chukchi Sea this week found at least nine polar bears swimming in open water – with one at least 60 miles from shore – raising concern among wildlife experts about their survival. A World Wildlife Fund (WWF) polar bear expert said the bears could have difficulty making it safely to shore and risk drowning, particularly if a storm arises.

“To find so many polar bears at sea at one time is extremely worrisome because it could be an indication that as the sea ice on which they live and hunt continues to melt, many more bears may be out there facing similar risk,” said Geoff York, a polar bear biologist with WWF. “As climate change continues to dramatically disrupt the Arctic, polar bears and their cubs are being forced to swim longer distances to find food and habitat.”

Scientists say the Arctic is changing more rapidly and acutely than anywhere on the planet, noting that 2007 witnessed the lowest sea ice coverage in recorded history. Satellite images indicate that ice was absent in most of the region where the bears were found on August 16, 2008 and some experts predict this year’s sea ice loss could meet or exceed the record set last year

The discovery of the nine bears at sea came as the U.S. Minerals Management Service was conducting marine surveys in the Beaufort and Chukchi Seas in advance of potential offshore oil development.

WWF polar bear experts on the ground in Alaska are assessing the situation and will provide updates to the media as more details unfold.

In May, the U.S. Department of Interior listed polar bears as threatened under the Endangered Species Act. Interior Secretary Dirk Kempthorne cited the strong body of science pointing to the significant loss of Arctic sea ice habitat as the primary reason for protecting the bear with federal legislation. The State of Alaska has opposed the listing and has sued the federal government over its decision to list the bear.

Professor Richard Steiner of the University of Alaska’s Marine Advisory Program said, “While these bears are swimming around in an ice-free coastal Arctic Ocean, the only thing the State of Alaska is doing is suing the federal government trying to overturn the listing of polar bears. The bottom line here is that polar bears need sea ice, sea ice is decaying, and the bears are in very serious trouble. For any people who are still non-believers in global warming and the impacts it is having in the Arctic, this should answer their doubts once and for all.”

Source from WWf

Mammal Species

Saturday, October 17, 2009

World Wildlife Fund said today that governments must double their efforts to save endangered species, as the International Union for the Conservation of Nature’s (IUCN) Red List revealed that one in four of the world’s 5,487 known mammal species was at risk of extinction. Species such as tree kangaroos, narwhals and Irrawaddy dolphins are now closer to extinction, say WWF scientists who helped compile the list and work around the world to save endangered species and habitats.

The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species was compiled by 1,800 experts from 130 countries and ranks species according to their population status and threat levels. It shows the effects that habitat loss and degradation, over-exploitation, pollutants and climate change are having on the world’s species.

“The math is simple: Threats are increasing and species populations are decreasing,” said Dr. Sybille Klenzendorf, Managing Director of World Wildlife Fund’s Species Program. “Unless we address these threats immediately the Red List will only get longer.”

The Irrawaddy dolphin went from data deficient to vulnerable on the new list, confirming that the dolphin, found in southeast Asia, is facing serious threats from bycatch in fisheries, dam development, deforestation and mining. One population in the Philippines has a total of only 77 individuals.

The narwhal, which is famous for its long ivory tusk, went from data deficient to near threatened. Narwhals spend their lives in the arctic waters bordering Russia, North America, and Greenland and are threatened by hunting, trade, habitat loss and toxics and pollution that accumulate in the Arctic, which affect the health and reproduction of these whales.

Fourteen tree kangaroo species are on the Red List, with their status ranging from threatened to critically endangered, which highlights the fact that the species are in an overall decline due to deforestation of their ranges in Australia and New Guinea, as well as hunting.

But not all species are “in the red,” with African elephants going from being listed as vulnerable to near threatened because their populations in eastern and southern Africa are better off today than in the past when poaching for ivory was out of control.

“We are encouraged to see that the African savannah elephant is benefiting from effective conservation programs and ivory trade controls in eastern and southern Africa,” Klenzendorf said. “Forest elephants however are still dangerously low and seriously threatened, meaning governments, range states and conservationists need to remain diligent in their efforts to protect them.”

WWF supports use of the IUCN Red list as an important science-based conservation tool that should be used across the globe by communities, governments and international organizations to drive funding and decision making.

“We can reverse these trends when political motivation is high and local communities see the value and benefit from conserving species,” Klenzendorf said. “African savannah elephants are a classic case study of what is possible.”


The Red List is developed by a voluntary network membership in Species Specialist groups. WWF works in close cooperation with IUCN across the globe, through field interventions, and by providing financial and technical support to various Species Specialist groups of the IUCN Species Survival Commission.

The IUCN Red List threat categories are the following, in descending order of threat:

* Extinct or Extinct in the Wild;
* Critically Endangered, Endangered and Vulnerable: species threatened with global extinction;
* Near Threatened: species close to the threatened thresholds or that would be threatened without ongoing specific conservation measures;
* Least Concern: species evaluated with a low risk of extinction;
* Data Deficient: no assessment because of insufficient data.

WWF’s Living Planet Index, prepared in collaboration with the Zoological Society of London, is also a measure of the health of global biodiversity. The 2008 Living Planet Report is scheduled for release on October 29.
Source from WWF

Gorilla Population

Friday, October 16, 2009

Gorilla Population-The number of mountain gorillas in Virunga National Park has increased despite the war being waged in and around the area, according to the first count in 16 months.

The count showed that the number of gorillas in groups habituated to humans – considered most at risk in the conflict – had increased to 81, compared to a count of 72 in 2007.

Park rangers were kicked out of the Mikeno sector of Virunga National Park, where six groups of habituated mountain gorillas live, in September 2007 by forces loyal to the ex-rebel leader Laurent Nkunda.

Fifteen months passed without any rangers being able to monitor the mountain gorillas but in December 2008 Virunga National Park director, Emmanuel de Merode successfully negotiated with the CNDP rebel group to allow park rangers access the Mikeno sector and resume monitoring of the area.

ICCN, the government institution in charge of protected areas management in Virunga National Park has since been fully operational and ICCN rangers have just completed a census of the habituated mountain gorillas. To their surprise, they discovered that the populations of all of the groups have increased.

“This is a huge relief and a welcome surprise,” said Matthew Lewis, Program Officer for African Species at World Wildlife Fund (WWF). “Habituated mountain gorillas are at particular risk from humans because they aren’t afraid of them.”

While on a five day patrol during which they were looking for and counting mountain gorillas, two ICCN patrols removed more than 500 snares placed by poachers targeting small forest antelopes that can harm and maim gorillas.

“The humanitarian crisis in the region continues and our hearts go out to those residents caught in the middle,” Lewis said. “And despite this good news about the gorillas, we must remain vigilant as they are under constant threat.”

There is currently a cease fire between CNDP and the Congolese Army who have joined up with Rwandan forces to fight FDLR rebels; however, the rangers still have conflict and violence to contend with. On 8 January a ranger was killed during an attack by Maï Maï militia against an ICCN Patrol Post and another ranger was kidnapped.

“The true heroes in this story are the courageous ICCN rangers who worked tirelessly to gain access to the gorillas despite the ongoing violence,” said Dr. Richard Carroll, Director of WWF’s Congo Basin Program. “WWF will continue supporting ICCN and helping reduce the poaching, habitat encroachment and other threats to these magnificent creatures.”

ICCN has been able to keep its operations running during the conflict with financial and technical support from International Gorilla Conservation Programme (IGCP), a joint initiative of AWF (African Wildlife Foundation), FFI (Flora and Fauna International), and WWF and other conservation partners on the ground.

Source from WWF

Care Wildlife

Friday, September 11, 2009

Care Wildlife-A Condor children weighing 195.6 grams was born at the Wild Animal Park San Diego, the United States. The incident is evidence of success Presence Recovery Program Condor eggs incubate 100 rare animals outside their natural habitat. Thus disclosed Head Bird Care Wildlife Park San Diego, Tom Levites, recently.

Condor is a rare animal found only in the mountains of California, USA and the Andes of South America. Levites explained, Condor children currently in good health. However, officers are still doing routine maintenance because of the programs they run is very important. You see, about 20 years ago, bald eagles are almost extinct and the remaining 22 to 24 tail alone.

However, efforts Wildlife Park San Diego has developed the number of bird. Today, Condor 45 tail hawk has been in the wild in the area of California and Arizona, USA.

Crocodile passenger aircraft

Thursday, August 27, 2009

EgyptAir Passengers who want to Cairo, Abu Dhabi, may not forget their new flight experience. We're on the air, the passengers realize there are kids crocodile loose in their plane.

Only 30 cm in length, but still some people screamed in surprise when I saw this reptile animals crawling on the sidelines of the passenger seat. But the excitement did not last long, because, as released by AFP, Saturday (1/8/2009), the flight crew managed to catch him.

It is unknown how these small crocodiles can be up to board the plane. When he arrived in Cairo, all the passengers who have not questioned that claim to be the owner of carnivorous animals that eventually handed over to the Giza Zoo, Cairo, Egypt, the.

In 2007 the security forces seized more than 250 children crocodiles, snakes, and chameleons who want smuggled from Egypt. Poor animals also eventually be submitted to the Giza Zoo, Cairo, Egypt.

Owl bird

Saturday, August 22, 2009

Owl bird- is the bird that is a member of ordo Strigiformes. Birds include the birds of prey (karnivora) and the animal is a night (nokturnal). Entirely, there are about 222 species that have been known, which spread throughout the world except Antarctica, most of Greenland, and some remote islands.

Owl is the bird that is a member of ordo Strigiformes. Birds include the birds of prey (karnivora) and the animal is a night (nokturnal). Entirely, there are about 222 species that have been known, which spread throughout the world except Antarctica, most of Greenland, and some remote islands.

In the western world, animals are considered symbols of wisdom, but in some places considered omen of death.

Owl, known as large eyes and facing the future, do not generally like other birds of his face to the side. Together with the crooked beak sharp as eagle beak and feather in the order of the circle face shape, the "face" owl is so striking and sometimes creepy. Moreover, the neck is so flexible birds face so that you can rotate 180 degrees to the rear.

Generally mottled owl furry, brown or gray with The speck-The speck of black and white. Combined with perilakunya which mematung and does not move much, the bird is not easily visible, so even when sleeping in the daytime under the patronage leaves.

owl in its general caudate short, but wide and large wings. Range wings reach about three times the length of the body.

Iguana Pet Care

Monday, August 10, 2009

Iguana is a kind of lizard that lives in tropical areas in Central America, South America and the Caribbean. The first time they mentioned by a national Austrian naturalist Josephus Nicolaus Laurenti in the year 1768. There are 2 different species of this lizard species: Iguana Green Iguana and Small Antilles.

The two species of lizard has a skin fold at the bottom of the jaw, a set of leather crust in a row back to tail, and the "third eye" in his head. The eye is called the parietal eye, like a similar stake in the top of his head. On the back of his neck there is a small scale-like long nails, and called tuberculate scale. Iguana is also a large scale in the circular referred to as a colored jacket subtimpani.

Iguana has a good vision and can see shapes, shadows, colors, and movements at a short distance away. Iguana use eyes to the thick forest, to find food. They also use his eyes to communicate with members of the same species.

They respond to a visual stimulus such as the color orange, yellow, pink, and blue of the substance of their food.

Ear timpanum called Iguana, which is the ear drum and the Iguana at the top right of subtimpani jacket and behind the eyes. This is the body of the Iguana is very thin and soft, and very important for its hearing.

They are often difficult to know her as their ability to integrates with the environment. Natural green color is very helpful in hiding himself from predators.

Iguana Pet Care.

Orang Utan

Sunday, August 9, 2009

Orang Utan term taken from Indonesia and / or the Malay language, which means that the man (person) forest.

They have the body fat and large, big-necked, long arms and strong legs are short and bowed, and did not have any tails.

Orang Utan-sized 1-1,4 m for male, which is approximately 2 / 3 times the size of a gorilla.

Orang Utan body covered brownish red hair. They have a large head with a high position of the mouth.

Orang Utan male has a temple that fat. They have the same senses as humans, namely hearing, sight, smell, taste, and touch.

The hands they have 4 fingers plus 1 long thumb. Foot they also have the order of finger-finger that is very similar to humans.

Deer Control

Sunday, July 5, 2009

Deer Control-Many deer in the United States, Europe, Asia, and North Africa. Caudate white deer or Virginia deer is usually found in most parts of the United States, and in the area of Alaska to Bolivia. Deer or mule deer caudate black only limited presence in the western United States.

Wapiti or red deer can be found in southern Canada, northern United States, Europe, and Asia. Meanwhile, giant deer are found in Europe and throughout the northern United States. Most of the deer live in open land and forests with diverse tree species, although deer also live in swamps, on mountains, or in the northern tundra. There, deer can eat leaves, branches, bark, and bud-bud bushes and young trees. Deer tend to live with the family group into the hind center, while the buck usually walk alone. However stag groups sometimes also, especially during the migration process. In the other groups, such as giant deer, and Chinese water deer, they are generally a pair of life. Caribou, deer of North America, if the forest is usually migrate between groups in the number of about a thousand head or more.

Ranch deer start to appear in the 1960s, and New Zealand is a country with a lot of deer farm, with about 3,500 farms with a total of 400 thousand deer tails.

Okapia johnstoni visible again in the Virunga National Park

Some of the okapi (Okapia johnstoni) looks back at the Virunga National Park, Democratic Republic of the Congo. The environmental activists from the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) successful track record 17 rare animal tails that are similar to the giraffe.

Some of the okapi (Okapia johnstoni) looks back at the Virunga National Park, Democratic Republic of the Congo. The environmental activists from the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) successful track record 17 rare animal tails that are similar to the giraffe.

"We may be tracking well, recording his impressions, his dirt, and signs that indicate where the animals are," said Peter Stepehenson from the WWF. Animals that live in the forests of Central Africa is last seen in 1959.

"However, we only found 17 different impressions okapi. This shows there are only a few chickens in there - we can not be sure how many there are. For us, the most important evidence that they have in there," said Stephenson.

War and hunting

Life in the wild forests of the Congo civil war because it threatened. Many wild species have decreased drastically because of excessive hunting.

Okapi habitat in the eastern Congo are in the areas of conflict that lasted for many years. The environmental activists in the Congo has been trying hard to maintain forests that are the living okapi.

Okapi recovery after a general election in the country of Africa has become a positive signal. This indicates that sustainable development to protect the forest and local communities terbayarkan already.

Okapi usually grow to as long as 2.5 meters and 2 meters high. Although the lines have a black and white on the legs, such as zebra, okapi closer relationship with its giraffe.

Previously, only animals are suspected of remaining in the Okapi Wildlife Reserve in the eastern Congo. Some tails okapi also kept in a zoo.

Dinosaurs, weighing 42 tons..???

Thursday, July 2, 2009

A number of researchers from George Mason University, Virginia dispute the results of research about the size of dinosaurs is circulating in the community to this day. The researchers say, the size of dinosaurs is disclosed in the previous research is less precise.

According to Geoffrey Birchard, a researcher from George Mason University, said the size of dinosaurs likely 50 percent smaller than the researchers had been presented previously.

"We still believe, if the animal is a giant dinosaurs, and we do not deny it, but to our estimate of the size of its weight is only half of that be," said Birchard.

Birchard cite, types of dinosaurs Apatosaurus louisae, which is the largest dinosaurs, is estimated to have 42 tons of weight. "Based on the latest research we may be weighed only 20 tons," he said.

Other types disclosed that George Mason University team, among others, Giraffatitan brancai (Brachiosaurus), previously considered to have weight 35 tons 18 tons only, whereas the previous Lourinhasaurus alenquerensis have 32 tons estimated weight only 17 tons.

Who led the research team believes Birchard, a component of the calculation is wrong on the previous research, because the researchers use the approach that there are animals such as elephants, to predict heavy dinosaurs.

Currently, researchers using the models that have statisk new level of accuracy is very high. Weight loss research using data that dinosaurs bones from dinosaurs bones.

Camel cloning results

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Although still a subject of debate among religious experts, some researchers are still developing cloning technology.

Recently, researchers from the Camel Reproduction Center (CRC), United Arab Emirates (UAE) announced an success camel for the first time in the world.

"This is the result of the camel cloning the first in the world," says CRC researcher Dr Nisar wani written as Times of India.

Female camel that has Injaz was' born 'on 8 April after researchers develop cloning technology for 5 years.

Injaz is the highest achievement in our research program, and this shows in the future if there will be a camel with the quality of milk productivity is very high,? a word other CRC researchers, Lulu Skidmore.

Previously, the world was introduced with the cloning of sheep, Dolly is' born 'in 1996 and survive for six years.

Adonis Blue (Butterfly)

One butterfly is rare in the UK appeared again after nearly 40 years had never seen again. Butterfly Adonis Blue (Polyommatus bellargus) that only live in some place in the area of southern England have been included in the species to get the biggest priority attention.

The amount of the natural decrease during the last 50 years because their habitat in the form of pasture in the land of the broken limestone ber. However, the population increases seen again since the National Trust campaign to restore the habitat in Costwolds, Gloucestershire successful.

Adonis Blue usually live in the fields of short grass and rarely crawl up to the wide area. When infecting disease Myxomatosis in 1950s, so much so that the dead grass grow too high and butterfly habitat is not stable.

To restore the habitat character Adonis Blue, the lovers of the environment around the release of cattle pasture. So far, a large number of butterfly species of this type of habitat to come back in the region between Rodborough and Minchinhampton.

"Butterfly does not need to worry in a more. We estimate the Adonis Blue benefit with winter not too cold and summer heat and the more it will spawn between August and September this," said Matthew Oakes, butterfly expert and adviser National Trust.

"This is one of the swing that we like and we are very pleased to see it can go back to Costwolds," he said.

Lobster aged 62 Years

Saturday, June 27, 2009

ALJIER, a fisherman in Algeria successfully encompass a lobster (crayfish sea) aged 62 years. It is rarely found in this northern coastal city of Jijel in Algeria.

Abdelkader, the name of the shrimp trawl fishing is the age of 60 years with the weight of 36 kg and four with the other age ranges between 46 hinga 59 years. Age animal crustacea (shrimp family) is determined by body weight. Therefore the basic rule that the increase in the age of one year the standard weight of 100 grams will increase so forth.

Abdelkader lobster catch was 62 years old which he named "grandfather" in the 300 meters in depth with the other two lobster tails that are 59 years old who were given the name "grandmother and uncle," "mother and father" with the age of 48 and 46 years and two lobster tails, others young.

Abdelkader proudly parade of the catch, but it says for the interest of the shrimp weight was 36 kg and must forfeit the amount of money 120 thousand dinar (1,700 U.S. dollars).

Eclyse, Zebra crossing with Horses

Mixed marriage between a kind of different animal species found more and more. Some of the new type of strange animals such as the liger or tigon contradiction between the tiger and lion. The mule, the horse and donkey tempering, or marriage with the duck goose. Meanwhile, there are also rare that such results with the contradiction between whales dolphins.

This Zoo Safari and Hollywoodpark Stukenbrock, Germany, the results show cross between a zebra with a horse captivating. Zebra-horse named 'Eclyse' was born in 2006 from the original parent zebra safari park with a stallion from Italy.

Eclyse have a good look at her body as the shoulder, chest and front legs feathered white, while the head and neck to the back streaked like zebra. Face itself is a mix between a zebra horse. Unique is not it?

Lion Yawning

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Some Turkish newspapers reported, a strange phenomenon happens every day in a zoo in Azmeer, west Turkey. There, hundreds of people each day Turkey adzan shubuh time came to stand in front of a lion cage, and listen to pronounce the name of God .!!??

Some sources add, every day hundreds of people willing to wait for hours in front of a police officer to listen to one of the lions roaring in there that repeat-back 'Lafzhul Jalalah' (the name of God). They also take photos of the lion and the voice recording in the CD. Imply that source, there are some visitors who purchase the CD. Such as the site inform Arabic 'El Bawwabah'.

In his press conference to the Turkish newspaper, the director of the zoo is asserted, this phenomenon is indeed very scattered. Once this is any sign of God but there are those who are too exaggerate his part to ask that they have allowed the lion enclosure to clean it or even touch any of them in prayer before .!!??

Cenderawasih Bird

Monday, June 22, 2009

Cenderawasih bird or a stranger called with the name of Bird of Paradise, is a typical bird of Papua, Indonesia. 43 of this beautiful bird species, 35 of which can be found in Papua. The rest, it is hard to find.

Its beautiful fur, mainly found in the male Cendrawasih. Generally, wool is very bright with a combination of black, reddish-brown, orange, yellow, white, blue, green, and purple. Cendrawasih species that are popular Paradisaea apoda, Paradisaea minor, Cicinnurus regius, and Seleucidis melanoleuca.

Birds usually live in dense forests or in low. He has a habit to play in the morning when the sun began to light appeared in the eastern horizon.
Cendrawasih male wearing fur neck to apprehend the kind of interesting opponents. Cendrawasih very masculine dance spectacular. While singing at the top of the limb, this male wiggle to different directions. Sometimes even reversed depending on the limb. However, each species of course have a distinctive type of dance.

In Papua, animals, animals in this region have a unique. Cendrawasih bird is one of the few birds that ilmiahnya name means "heaven", "magnificent", "beautiful", and "very good".

Robby Sawaki, one of the traditional artists of Papua, calling birds as Cenderawasih legged woman is not or Apoda. In Latin Cendrawasih bird described as paradisaea apoda. Birds are very beautiful but does not have the legs to be not from earth, because they walk or sit in a tree.

Cendrawasih thirty species are found in Indonesia, 28 of which are found in Papua is home to Cendrawasih paradigalla carunculata, Cendrawasih long tails astrapia nigra, Cendrawasih paratia parotia sefilata, Cendrawasih cicinnurus respublica Wilson, and red Cendrawasih paradiasea rubra.

A son of the Papua-day work as a tour guide, Helmut Kmur, say, in every occasion when he was traveling in the Land of Papua, many see it and witness with their own eyes the animals from Papua and in the catch in the sale. "One of them is bird paradise, which I often see birds on the market outside the area of Papua, "said Helmut.

Helmut, also deplore the original Papua hunt and kill a protected animal. "I take an example, people want to create an event must be present Cenderawasih bird as a sign," he said.

Birds get the nickname the bird paradise, the first population quite a lot in the forest of Papua, but continue to be hunted because of the drastic population decline and now is difficult to find. The causes, among others, forest where they seek refuge and breed narrow start line with the increasing logging.
Andreas Lameki, Head of Forestry Biak Numfor said, Cendrawasih bird hunting is prohibited based on the actual letter of the decision the Ministry of Forestry, but because the price in the market arouse enough, so that hunters continue to hunt wild.

While Cendrawasih king, Cendrawasih bald, red Cendrawasih, toowa, and Cendrawasih small yellow tails, have been included in the list of types of protected animals under the Law No 5 Year 1990 and PP RI No. 7 of 1999.

In many bird market in Jakarta a few years ago, a bird Cendrawasih sold illegally with the price Rp.1-2 million per head. Meanwhile, the collectors are also buying the bird of Paradise that has been preserved with the price of Rp750 to Rp1 million thousand.

Elephants can also stress

Officials preserve India invited a series of experts, to calm some of the elephants be due to stress. Elke Riesterer, who has worked six years in the Fraser Oakland (California), Wednesday ber mixed for several hours with the elephants at the colony edge River Yamuna. Rivers that zigzag across New Delhi, the capital of India.

Riesterer uses a combination of several techniques to estimate the ordinal level of stress that mammals. This pioneering work''that I do on the elephant. But I feel very confident, there will be a change,''he said.

''Elephant-elephant here is very tense, especially because the atmosphere in which they not be comfortable.''''He uses techniques of healing touch''to handle the elephants and between 15 minutes to one hour. He started with massage foot-paw, then the ear, and face and head. Executive Director of the Foundation Night Markets India Vivek stop Riesterer said the visit is just one step in dealing with all the conditions in India elephant cage. Most of the elephants that used to be working hard in the forest, or jazz up marriage parties.


Friday, June 19, 2009

CHERAX DESTRUCTOR is a type of freshwater lobster is among the 100 known species Lat living in Australia. They can be found from the New South Wales to the plains around the continent Australia. Cause of the wide adaptability they can start from the cold lake in the cold mountains Snowy fleshy, up to a hot region.

CHERAX DESTRUCTOR can be said the food is a tribe native Australia (Aboriginal). At least it has done since 28,000 years ago, based on the findings arkeologis local.

In general, CHERAX DESTRUCTOR found in lakes, peat swamp, dam, irrigation, and also in rivers. They include rock resistant. In the dry season they will survive with a hole in the ground. In fact, they are able to make a hole depth of 5 meters. At the time of season and then they go out to find food, migrate and marry.

In place of origin, CHERAX DESTRUCTOR sometimes cause a dam failure. This usually happens when the dam wall is less than 2 meters, and often changes the surface of the water, as is common in rice fields. However, such incidents are rarely found on the dam walls of thickness more than 6 meters.

Dobermann ( Gun Dog )

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Dobermann is a mutt named "Schnuppe" (Dogs gray soft) which is integrated with the dog butcher (Butchers Dog). Goeller later claimed that the German Shepherd dog (German Shepherd), short blond dog (Gun Dog), Great Dane and the German Pinscher is also taking part.

An article in a magazine about dogs in Germany in the year 1898 states, "At the end of 1860, the owner field in the clay which is called Apolda" Dietsch "bitch has grayish blue, part of the Pinscher she marries a dog with a butcher color black. Parent already has the characteristics and signs of the cross between the Dog and Sheep Dogs slaughterman. Herr Dobermann, who unfortunately died too early, the two men cross a dog and the dog warden with German Pinscher. That is the origin Dobermann Dogs. "

In the year 1901, Richard Strebel (German Authority for K9) write, "It is very doubtful Dobermann Pinscher is actually Pinscher, there is a possibility for more is classified as a sheep dog."

Dobermann Club Germany in the year 1933 investigating the origins of culture and decided that fathers are the main Dobermann German Pinscher. But in the year 1947 Herr Gruenig writing that the Dobermann is most likely descended from Beauceron, the German Pinscher has no similarity in body structure and habits, is also not possible to shoulder high growth average of 40 s / d 70 cm in just 30 years.

However a dog that resembles Dobermann has been around Apolda before Herr Dobermann and start breeding dogs that are crossing from the German Pinscher and Sheepdog.

Beaucerons also has been known in Apolda at that time and the possibility they are the ancestors of Dogs slaughterman (Butchers dog). Dogs slaughterman dog race is not pure. Dobermann dog early times is very similar to butcher dogs and Rottweiler.

In the year 1863, Louis Dobermann Dogs introduce its culture Dobermann dog in the market for the first time in Apolda. At that time he reap great success. Thanks to the service in service-dog type of multiply as we know now enshrined as the Dobermann dog's name

Jellyfish Rainbow

Jellyfish that live in the island of Tasmania, Australia, is very unique with a glowing rainbow colors, red, orange, yellow, green, blue, and purple line at the bottom of the body. Because of its unique, a jellyfish expert also believes that the direct jellyfish species as the new time to view the first time.

Rainbow colors in the visible part Cilia, a pair of hair-like organ that move in unison when jellyfish swim in the water. Rainbow flame is not produced by the body, such as jellyfish bioluminiscent animals, but the reflection of light which fall to the surface in Cilia.

"This new species entry in the Ctenophora, a group of strange animals and not much known," said Lisa Gershwin, which is natural science curator at the Museum and Art Gallery Queen Victoria in Tasmania. To a jellyfish, the size of the body with relatively large length of 13 centimeters.

However, the body no vertebrate animal that is very fragile. Evidence, when exposed to the net to be appointed to the surface, the body directly damaged.

Gershwin find when making observations using a special tank that allows the animal to its under-water animals. This is a species of jellyfish to-159 that had found.

Brazil Turtle

Sunday, June 14, 2009

Most brazil turtle (red ear slider) that are doomed premature since they hatch. The majority of turtles are sold to the seller is not knowledgeable and they sell turtle this information to buyers without adequate treatment.

Tortoise Trust want the implementation of the law that all the exotic animals can only be sold if the instructions are included on the basis of appropriate maintenance. Each year there are three to four million turtles are exported from brazil United States. Most of them came from farms in Louisiana and Mississippi. The turtle catcher who also provides a natural replacement for the stock of livestock is also responsible for supervising 25,000 - 30,000 adult turtles exported every week for food in the market to foreign (especially in East Asia).

Livestock commercial turtle usually has several artificial swimming pool in which each can contain up to its 13,000 turtles adult layer. The mortality rate is very high that happens every year are caused by stress, disease, nutrition aberration food, less water and the height of its population is too dense. Water, that need to get special attention because of the high contamination by various organisma disease.

The high level of excess turtle adult who does not want her home, but thousands of baby turtles continue diternak every year just to aggravate the problem a human. Most of the baby turtles will die within 3-6 months.

Natural population of turtles has been experiencing intense pressure from loss of habitat due to human. Distribution and extent of the lack of control / collection of trade to make a turtle population increasingly more severe depression.
Turtle can be started as a small creature that seems to be in a small and inexpensive. But after they mature, they grow to a size of 30cm and is big enough that it is not unusual. With the size of this place that they need the broad, high cost of screening equipment / filter and the high cost we should spend over time. Very useful to note, that the child turtle only worth two dollars just to buy it first. But the cost will be at least a hundred-fold from the initial purchase price to treat adult turtle with both (aquarium, heating, lighting and filters). This does not include possible additional costs to go to the vet and the food. With the cheap price, turtles are often purchased directly without long thought - how many people take this commitment if they know what is included in the maintenance of turtle that true?
Indeed, there is no one keeping turtles as a hobby if you want to really treat turtle with a serious and provide a supportive environment for the turtle is. There are thousands of turtles are a people who can provide care with both. Turtles are smart animals that can be valuable to be. We should not do is support the turtle trade.

Virgin shark reveal the Son of Virginia

Thursday, June 11, 2009

Some of the shark appeared to have partenogenesis so that it can be delivered without marrying. For instance a shark kept at the Virginia Aquarium & Marine Science Center.

Fish was reported hiuSeperti Journal of Fish Biology, Friday (10/10), a son of shark that live there do not have the impression is genetic male shark. Sharks come from having a certain shark species from the Atlantic ocean.

Birth is unknown when a female shark named Tidbit that are kept in the aquarium during the 8 year old killed after treatment for a year. When done nekropsi (autopsy), the researchers surprised because in the belly of the fish as long as 1.5 meters and weight of 47 kilograms of baby sharks found along the 25 centimeters. More surprising because there are no male sharks in the aquarium.

This report is the second event on the reproductive aseksual shark. New shark has known the nature partenogenesis of a hammer head shark child, who was born in Zoos Omaha, Nebraska.

"The likelihood partenogenesis normal if the shark population down so low so that a female shark having difficulties looking for a partner," said Mahmood Shivij, scientists from the Guy Harvey Research Institute, University of Florida.

With the usual marriage, a mother shark can give birth dozen offspring. However, with the birth partenogenesis only one child tails.

In addition to fish shark, pertenogenesis found in the amphibian, reptiles, and birds. However, reproductive aseksual this was found more often in animal-vertebrate animals do not.

Taronga Zoo,Sydney, Australia

Taronga is located in the Bradleys Head Road Mosman, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia. From Sidney Harbor, Taronga way to go for no more than 30 minutes by bus. Supported by the streets of a little lonely without any congestion, journey towards Taronga feel comfortable. There is no traffic jam.

Taronga, the largest wildlife park in the Sydney area of 28 hectares of it, not just a place for family recreation, conservation vehicle but also wild animals through education programs, maintenance, and research.

The Taronga Zoo is not separated from the role of the Zoological Society of New South Wales, the zoo opened the first time in 1884 at Moore Park Sydney. After a visit to the Zoo Harburg, Germany, in 1908, secretary of community animal lover, Albert Sherbourne Le Souef, inspired to create new wildlife park in Sydney.

In the year 1912, New South Wales government to grant a land area of 43 Acre (about 17.2 hectares) in northern Sydney Harbor wildlife park built for the then named Taronga Zoo. Some 228 mammals, 552 birds, 64 reptiles and from Moore transferred to Taronga Park. More land and expanded on 7 October 1916 Taronga was opened to the public.

Wallaby and Wombat, the two types of typical Australian animals, attract attention. I stopped in the wallaby enclosure. There is a red neck wallaby (Macropus rufogriseus) and swamp wallaby (Wallabia bicolor). Red color of the red neck wallaby appeared to be different, there are only lines on the neck, but some are scattered in some parts of the body. "Wallaby is now found difficult, but little in the woods, where they find food," says a guide.

The Wombat is given the name Abdul is very funny. He seems to understand if it is being observed. He ran and started running grout. This animal-legged mammals and caudate short body length with about one meter. Wombat and wallaby name taken from the Eora Aboriginal people, namely Aboriginal people living in Sydney in the year 1788.

Although the process of digestion food is running slow, can reach 14 days, Wombat can scoot up to 40 kilometers per hour and survive for 90 seconds. "Wombat soliter animals," said Jenny. So, even though it seems funny and not just gemas, this animal is not normal to be at home.

Besides the animals, that's interesting this is a lush garden and its beautiful trees. Almost all the original trees planted there since Taronga year 1916 opened, 90 years ago.

Other facilities offered Taronga is a photo with the koala (Phascolarctos cinereus). According to Jenny, a tourist does not usually miss the opportunity akan fhoto with this animal. Many visitors want to feel that experience with pay five dollars Australia.

In addition, a number of koala fall asleep at that time. "They continue to eat the day and fall asleep immediately. They will only wake up briefly, and then sleep again. Cute, yes? "Give back the earlier comment

To treat disappointment, many visitors in the picture with the koala. Apparently a lot of local tourists who do that also. In fact, parents with joy squat near the image and "snap"

Taronga natural with the beautiful, Taronga more emphasis on elements of education for students. Students involved in the process of investigation and conservation of animals and the environment stay. There are officers who specifically deal with the problems of education, with the goal of making a visit to Taronga become more impressive and valuable.

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