Beasts of the Wild

Beasts of the Wild

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

Jenna Deedy9 months ago
When the Water Turns Red: How Red Tide Affects Florida’s Marine Animals
Karenia brevis is a type of dinoflagellate that is known to produce toxins that can accumulate in marine organisms like shellfish, which can lead to poisoning when eaten by other animals. It’s adapted...
Beth Titchmarsh10 months ago
Silent No More
Loro Parque. Situated in Puerto de la Cruz, Tenerife, it is apparently considered "the best zoo in the world" according to the park's website and numerous posters plastered across the island. It's har...
Lillie Maria10 months ago
Behind the Scenes
The first elephant to be born in captivity in the western hemisphere went by the name "Packy", he was an Asian elephant who lived until the age of 44, which is premature for this breed of elephant as ...
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Sandra Pollard10 months ago
A Puget Sound Orca in Captivity
I refer to the recently published article by Jenna Deedy in PetLife titled Freeing Lolita the Killer Whale is Not an Option, and take issue with a number of matters. I note the rather coy reference to...
Katy Preena year ago
Top Ten LGBT+ Animals
Have you ever heard someone say that being gay isn’t “natural?” Well, I have some bad news for them: nature is gay AF. Our world has numerous examples of animals that change gender, engage in same-sex...
Jenna Deedya year ago
Sanctuaries and Cetacean "Bans"
Recently, an animal rights group known as the "Whale Sanctuary Project" revealed its desire to develop a marine mammal "sanctuary" that would house cetaceans that have spent most of their lives in hum...
Andrew Whitea year ago
From the Diary of a Conservationist—August 2015
As the sun rises and the light starts to diffuse across the water of the Zambezi, an elephant drinks and a warm feeling enters your heart. Water rolls over the smoke that thunders, hippos huff and puf...
Maura Dudasa year ago
Humans Don't Need an Apocalypse – They're It
The appalling news just hit the internet about how despite humans making up only 1% of the Earth's overall population we managed to kill over 80% of its living organisms in a century. We can pat ourse...
Destiny Harrisa year ago
My Battle for the Bathroom
Do you ever accidentally create a new dance when you’re standing behind someone by crossing and uncrossing your legs or swaying side to side? Then by some odd force of nature these movements cause you...