Beasts of the Wild

Beasts of the Wild

Lions and tigers and bears - oh my! Exploring majestic beasts in their natural habitats.

Ian McKenzie15 days ago
Delicious Honey
A treat that has been enjoyed for tens of thousands of years by Australian Aboriginals, involved finding a nest of native bees in a hollowed out tree branch, and tasting their delicious honey. But, the Aboriginals never got stung robbing the hive. These bees don’t sting. Almost all honey available commercially in Australia and worldwide comes from hives in apiaries of what we commonly call the honey bee. The most common species has the technical name of Apis Mellifera. There are other species ke...
Dr. Williamsa month ago
Great White
Terror strikes fast and swift, leaving a wake of blood after these predators of the deep. I guess it was the movie Jaws that truly awakened everyone to just how terrifying, and yet so misunderstood Gr...
Jenna Deedya month ago
New Female Calf in J-Pod Brings Hope to the Southern Resident Orca Population
In May, researchers based at the Center for Whale Research sighted a newborn calf off the coast of Tofino, Washington. At the time, the calf, who was later determined to be a healthy female, was seen ...
Margaret Minnicks2 months ago
7 Annoying Summer Insects
Summer is a fun time of the year, but there are some things that are annoying. Some common insects are more worrisome during the summer months than during the winter months. Here are some of the insec...
Jenna Deedy5 months ago
Dear San Diego, Thank You for Saving Pandas
Last week, officials at the San Diego Zoo announced that Bai Yun, a 27-year-old giant panda matriarch and her six-year-old Xiao Liwu, will return to their native China by the end of April. For more th...
IamZoya 0015 months ago
The Importance of Bats in Our Ecosystem
March 5, 2019: Worldwide, there are more than 1000 different species of bats that fit in one of two sub-groups: Microchiroptera, which varies in appearance and found worldwide. Megachiroptera, more co...
Rowan Marley6 months ago
13 Awesome Wild Dog Species You Wish You Could Adopt
Dogs are cool. They have been a companion to our species for thousands of years, and since that time, we have seen some really interesting breeds pop up out of domestication. We have curly-haired pood...
Jenna Deedy6 months ago
Springer: Conservation’s Greatest Rescue Achievement
On Thursday, marine mammal researchers based at the Vancouver Aquarium announced a naming “contest” for a calf who was born to a very well known to both scientists and animal lovers alike by asking th...
Cato Conroy6 months ago
10 Strange and Fascinating Animals That Live in Caves
Evolution has taught us that different environments will make creatures adopt different traits. The more similar two environments are, the more likely it is that the animals that live there will have ...