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White Rhinoceros, Vaalwater, South Africa  The Rhino is a member of the "Big Five"—what were considered to be the most dangerous animals by colonial hunters, namely Leopard, Elephant, Lion, Buffalo, and the Rhino. Today, however, Big Five sightings are what draw many of the tourists to Africa. The rarest of its members is the Rhino which is now confined to protected reserves.  White Rhino are not white but grey, and the name is thought to be a misinterpretation of the Afrikaans word "weit" meaning wide in reference to their square shaped mouth which helps them graze. The Black Rhino is slightly smaller than the White Rhino. It is a browser and has a pointed lip that is specially adapted for pulling leaves off branches.  Despite increased anti-poaching patrols and initiatives Rhino poaching has increased dramatically in recent years and if South Africa continues to lose Rhino at the current rate of over 400 a year, Rhino could be extinct as soon as 2025.  The demand for Rhino horn in Asia is massive with it fetching over $65,000 a kilogram on the black market, making it pricier than diamonds, gold and even cocaine. The reason for this sudden increase is the mistaken belief by Asian traditional healers that Rhino horn is a cure for cancer. . Limited Edition of 1/50 . This SELECTED EDITION COLOUR PRINT is for sale. DM me if you’re interested. I will be throwing in one FREE 8" X 12" Fine Art print if you acquire a 12" X 18" print or bigger. You can pick your free photo of choice here. Free shipping worldwide. . SHOP NOW;) . www.melvinmapa.net/travelsouthafrica 🇿🇦 . #freelancephotographer #stoppoaching #travelphotography #natureisspeaking #animalphotography #wildlifephotographer #animalconservation #travelphotographer #picturesoftheday #documentyourdays #wildlifephotosafari #everydayphotography #wildlifephotography #nikonphotography #documentaryphotography #photographylovers #dontletthemdisappear #natgeoyourshot #melvinmapa #naturephotography #naturephotos
Insgesamt konnten in den letzten 3 Jahren schon 1.370€ für das @nungwi.mnarani.aquariu gesammelt werden!  Das entspricht ungefähr den Einnahmen von 150 Besuchern!  Doch was passiert mit dem Geld? Wie auf den Fotos zu sehen ist, wurde das Geld unter anderem in medizinisches Equipment oder Eimer, welche zum Reinigen der Strände oder zum sammeln von Seegras gesammelt benutzt werden, gesteckt. Gerade Medizin und Hygieneartikel für die Behandlung der Babyschildkröten werden immer gebraucht!  Wer ist also dieses Jahr dabei?  #savetheturtles #mnarani #freundedesmnarani #charity #turtles #turtleconservation #babyturtles #meeresschildkröten #marinelife #oceanconservation #umweltschutz #animalconservation #teenagemutantninja #beachlife #potd #überraschungkommtbald #spendenaktion #nungwi #zanzibar
Spontaneous trip to the zoo for a walk (yay for annual membership, which is about equivalent to the cost of 3 trips!). It was very hot and bright, so many of the animals were hiding in the shade and/or sleeping. They had the right idea.  #zoo #fauna #flora #animals #animalconservation #redpanda #apes #iguana #meerkats #cassowary #critters #walk #exercise #postnightshift #adelaidezoo
I feel like swans are one of the easiest birds to capture, since they give such striking profiles. Make sure they don't peck you, though...
In the article “Effects of Horning and Rubbing Behavior by Bison”, Coppedge states that bison “are capable of severely impacting woody vegetation.” Ha ha ha ha YES, as you see illustrated here! 😮
What are the 3 As for conservation photography? They are the tools that *dramatically* improve the impact your images make in this world. Find out if you’re using them effectively in your photo projects: B.link/3As
Elephants are still listed as vulnerable and still face being killed for their tusks. Find out how you can help these amazing creatures on this week's article about our pick of best elephant tours and projects. Link in our stories! . . . . . #naturelife #natureaddict #natureshot #naturepics #eco #ecotourism #ecotravel #ecotours #ecotrip #ecofriendly #ecowarrior #exploremore #neverstopexploring #adventuretravel #goexplore #explorers #wildlifeaddicts #supportwildlife #animalconservation #conservationprojects #protectingtheplanet #wildlifeconservation
It's International Snow Leopard Day! Snow Leopard’s are known as the Ghost of the Himalayas! They are built for the cold! Did you  know...Snow Leopard's paws are like having built in snowshoes? Their furry & enormous paws give these big cats the ability to spread their body weight evenly across the snow. Their giant paws also protect their toes from the frigid cold snow. A Snow Leopard’s 3 ft. long tail when laying down can wrap around their body like a scarf for extra warmth. Snow Leopards also have specialized sinuses to help warm the frigid air they breathe! Here are some of the beautiful Snow Leopards we have met along our Zoo Adventures!  #internationalsnowleopardday #snowleopardday #snowleopard #ghostofthehimalayas #❄🐆 #zoolife #zoos #zooanimals #zooadventure #zooconservation #zoophotography #animals #animalfacts #animalconservation #animalphotography #conservation #funfacts #facts #wildlife #wildlifeconservation #wildlifephotography #didyouknow #savetogether #share #zoossavingspecies
Wildlife workers in Africa spend every day protecting our most endangered animals. We make sure they can end the cycle of poverty for their own family by providing educational scholarships for their children.⁠ You can help! Visit www.childrenofconservation.org to learn how just a few dollars a month can change a child's future.⁠ ⁠ ⁠ #wildlifeconservation #wildlife #conservation #education #endangeredspecies #animalconservation #africanescape #africanbeauty #conservationgetaway  #nature #sustainable #africa #environment #travel #sustainability #animals #adventure #ecofriendly #earth #safari #giveback #naturelovers #future #natural
A beautiful blond grizzly in the morning mist. Photo by @jonhuyer
Our Kifaru Earrings (£11.00) named after the rhino 🌴🦏 Available in 19 different colours 🤟
Six little pieces 6"x6". Perfect gifts, ready to hang! "Amazon Dreams Vl-Xl" Acrylic and collage on paper, on pdf. #tfaa #torpedofactory #torpedofactoryartist #animalconservation #animalart #alexandriaartscommission #alxarts #localartist #theartleaguegallery #activistart #acreativedc #globalwarming #globalwarmingisreal
Селфи с гепардом? Не упустите момент, когда таковой подвернётся😎 Фото сделано в режиме #superphoto на #goprohero8 Black. #gopro #animalrescue #photooftheday #cheetah #animalconservation
A little Wednesday throwback for your viewing pleasure 🤩 • • • Oddie apparently wanted to cop a feel of what Greg had in his shorts 😂 and when Greg didn’t give into his demands, he got a little bitty. I almost forgot to mention they are wild animals, duh, with canines sharper than razor blades 🙃. This is one of the many reason they do not make the greatest pets. This biting behavior is quite common among hand raised ringtails without the proper social lemur stimulation. This is exactly why here at @chaseanimalsanctuary we focus on allowing our rescues to form their own troop and live their lives as close to how they would in nature as we can. 💙 _____________________________________________________________-Oddie has now bonded with his very own wife and they live out their days grooming, loving and exploring with one another. Watching him and their love grow has been such a rewarding experience. 😂
There are only a couple of days left to try to get signatures on our petition to protect endangered sea turtles from geotubes in Ponte Vedra, Florida.  Please sign our petition to ask St. Johns County Commissioners to reverse their decision allowing 25% of Mickler’s Beach parking lot to be used for two months to stage the installation of Geotubes on Ponte Vedra Beach, slated to begin in November. Don’t let 13 homeowners install Geotubes that will harm nesting sea turtles, cause further erosion to our coastline and may introduce contaminated river dirt and low quality sand to our beach.  The Geotube industry has convinced them that their homes are in danger, EVEN THOUGH every one of those homes are far enough back from the high water line to be safe, according to DEP (the Department of Environmental Protection). We have to work together and stop this from happening!  Go to our Facebook or to Change.org and search "Don't let 13 beachfront homeowners endanger sea turtle nesting with unnecessary Geotubes" to sign our petition and read more on the situation. . . . #pontevedrabeach #geotubes #natureconservation #protectourwildlife #protectanimals #saveseaturtles #animalconservation #wildlifeconservation #keepfloridawild #protectmarinelife #savemarinewildlife #protectourbeaches #protectfloridabeaches #oneprotest
Happy International Snow Leopard Day! DID YOU KNOW that a snow leopard’s thick, meter-long tail assists them with balance? It's very important when cresting narrow ridges, hunting prey on difficult terrain and negotiating treacherous crevasses. A resting snow leopard can also wrap its tail around its body like a scarf for extra warmth. Perhaps most surprisingly, the reason snow leopard tails are so thick is that they use them for fat storage to help get them through lean times! . Learn More: https://www.discoverwildlife.com/animal-facts/mammals/facts-about-snow-leopards/ . #wildlifewednesday #snowleopard #snowleopards #internationalsnowleopardday #snowleopardday #bigcat #bigcats #wildlife #wildlifewarriors #wildcats #iucnredlist #endangeredspecies #leopard #leopards #endangered #animalwelfare #animalconservation

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