The Cute Show: Boar Piglets!

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Little did we know, boar piglets live there, who love to eat, sleep, play, and hang out with their surrogate mom, who’s a dog. When VICE Germany sent us some footage of the Lehnitz animal asylum, we weren’t sure how cute it was going to be. We’re pleased to present Spots, Nesti, Diva, Borstel, Ernie, and Bert on the latest episode of VICE’s The Cute Show. “They look like small cats or even small kangaroos,” and could not be any cuter!

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Wild Boars Bad For New York

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And while we’re working to ban captive boar hunts in New York why not ban all captive hunts? Real hunters don’t shoot animals raised in captivity or animals that are penned in, do they? Asides

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Bush Meat, Trafficking Decimate Vietnam

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Among them, stag and wild boar accounted for around 70 per cent of the consumed meat, followed by turtle, snake, fox and porcupine. Sounds just awful. But the problem is the high demand for these products. From Vietnam News. Dr Scott Roberton, head of Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS), said that hunting wild animals for meat and trafficking had been happening in many countries, especially developing ones. In Viet Nam, hunting and trade in wild animals had been alarming, he said.

Birding and Wildlife photography at Limneo Lodge, Kerkini Lake, Greece

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Also, there are more than 44 species of mammals: Otter , Wildcat , Grey Wolf , Beech Martens , Wild Boar , and Golden Jackal. 10,000 Birds is running a series of articles by and about tour guides, tour companies, eco-lodges, and other birding travel organizations.

Beljarica Backwaters: Some good news announced (but not yet official)

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I am not used to good news, and am suspicious of them. What could be the big picture here, my suspicious mind keeps asking? But let me go back – you do not know the news! My readers are already familiar with Beljarica Backwaters, as described in half a dozen posts here at 10,000 Birds.

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The Final Days of the Danube backwaters in Belgrade: Chinese Belt and Road Initiative is coming to Serbia

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In mid-December, I was birding along the Beljarica levee (Beh-LYAH-ritza), my local patch north of Belgrade, when something other than birds attracted my attention: three wild boars , appearing all black because they had just swam through the swamp to reach the bottom of the levee.

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Tadoba Andhari Tiger Reserve: the Gaur Morning

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A sounder of Indian Boars is watching us from the jungle. They belong to a long-maned subspecies Sus scrofa cristatus (like four-legged Greco/Roman crested helmets) and are my second race of boar seen in India, while I still remain the only Serbian birder who has never seen one closer to home! February 2013. In front of us, in the Tadoba Andhari Tiger Reserve one wild Grey Junglefowl runs across the road. It is one of the ancestors of domestic fowl.

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Emerging birding destinations: Serbia

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In mid-December, I was birding along the Beljarica levee (Beh-LYAH-ritza), my local patch north of Belgrade, when something other than birds attracted my attention: three Wild Boars.

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The Kerkini Lake, Greece: Dipped One, Got One

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It’s the boar hunting season. The soil is disturbed by foraging boars (and there is not a single shot from those hunters). I dipped a bird recently – possibly a lifer. While crossing Gramos Mountain in northern Greece, a Dendrocopos woodpecker flew over the road and landed in a pine tree. First I noticed a red cap – a male, then striped flanks and pale-red undertail, but couldn’t see its wing because some part of the bird remained hidden by a branch at any given time.

The best-kept birding secrets of Belgrade

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Two Wild Boars crossed our path, returning from the arable field where they fed overnight, to the safety of Beljarica.

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Freeze-birding down the Danube

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A shot or two coming from the opposite bank, but they do not sound like geese shooting – more like boar hunting. At the snowy Danube riverbank, we are waiting for geese to come to their roost inside the mostly submerged island. It is a January afternoon and several degrees below freezing.

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From Today's New York Times

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To compensate for their lack of skill, hunters set their dogs upon a wild pig—a descendant of boars brought to America solely to give hunters the pleasure of killing a helpless animal. To the Editor: “ Getting Bacon the Hard Way: Hog-Tying 400 Pounds of Fury ” (front page, June 21), about Texas hog hunters, illustrated the barbarity of hunting with dogs.

Birding Pulau Ubin-Singapore

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There are also wild boars and macaque monkeys and you are advised to not rustle plastic bags, because they associate the noise with food. Pulau Ubin is a small island off the north-east coast of Singapore that is easily reached by a small boat from the Changi Point Ferry Terminal. The small boats do not leave in either direction until there are 12 passengers and each passenger pays SGD3 cash for each journey.

Rarer than Tigers: the Indian Wild Dog

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In the morning, still sleepy, we enter the jungle, where a sounder of Indian Boars (a long-maned subspecies Sus scrofa cristatus ) is watching us, standing among the first trees, right next to the road. India, February 2013. I am camping in the dry-deciduous jungle in eastern Maharashtra, near the geographic heart of India. It is February and evenings are cold. We have rented army-style tents erected on concrete platforms surrounded with shallow but steep-walled ditches.

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Bishan-Ang Mo Kio Park and Lower Peirce Reservoir-Singapore

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There were wild boars and monitors rustling through the leaves as well as the plantain squirrels that we had become so accustomed to. During our three week visit to Singapore in March we spent a good part of each day walking and birding. By 17th March we were not expecting to find too many more new birds to add to our list. We decided it was time to visit Bishan-Ang Mo Kio Park and see what we could observe there.

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The Lion Forest of India

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while herbivores are represented by Chital (above) and Sambar deer, Wild Boar, Nilgai antelope, etc. Wild Boar stands next to the road, watching us without nervousness or fear. After several game drives, once again we are at the front gate of the Gir National Park in the state of Gujarat.

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Owls of the Eastern Ice: A Quest to Find and Save the World’s Largest Owl–A Book Review

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Well, the snowmobile ride back to civilization at the end of phase one, zooming over slush as ice breaks behind them, is understandably exciting, as is the burning field outside their camp in the middle of the night, and the herd of stampeding boar that narrowly misses Slaght one evening.

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The Belgrade Amazon Campaign or the House of the Eagle

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Were the hydrologists of 1920s worried where the fish will spawn, Wild Boars fatten and eagles nest? Beljarica backwaters cover the 900 ha of wilderness on the eastern bank of the Danube, between the river and the embankment, by the suburb of Kovilovo, some 15 kilometres upstream from downtown Belgrade. I have been there several times last month, but barely ever managed to do any proper birding! Mostly, I was showing the area to journalists and talking to cameras.

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The Smell of Napalm in the Morning

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Recently, 29 fish species of fish were recorded in this area, together with 8 amphibians, 9 reptiles and 62 species of mammals (including 20 species of bats), together with Wild Boar , Roe Deer , Wildcat , Golden Jackal , Eurasian Otter , European Pine and Beech Martens , Steppe Polecat , Stoat and the Least Weasel. Photo: This area holds 3 to 4 breeding pairs of White-tailed Eagles , which represents the biggest density per square mile anywhere in the country.

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On Trial: Animal Torture Videos vs. Free Speech

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In 2004, Robert Stevens was convicted of violating this law and sentenced to 32 months in prison for selling videos featuring pit bulls chasing wild boars on organized hunts and depicting a pit bull attacking the lower jaw of a domestic farm pig, according to the Philadelphia-based appeals court. Today, the U.S. Supreme Court will hear U.S. Stevens. At issue in the case is the constitutionality of a decade old law passed by Congress and signed by President Clinton in 1999. That law, U.S.

Prespa Lakes National Park, Greece: the largest Dalmatian Pelican colony in the world

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There are 172 species of butterflies recorded within the national park, 24 species of bats, plus the Beech Marten (which I saw only as a road-kill), Otter , Wild Cat , Badger , Wild Boar , Grey Wolf and the European Brown Bear, among others. The other day I was exploring a new area for the first time, birding the national park that I’ve watched only in BBC documentaries, the place famous for the largest Dalmatian Pelican colony in the world – more than 1300 pairs! Have you heard of it?

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Tadoba Andhari Tiger Reserve: the Tiger Afternoon

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On her own, two months ago, she took down a big, old and experienced Indian Boar , who already had some old tiger claw scars. Maharashtra, February 2013. Trying not to inhale so much of the dust cloud that envelops us, I am sporting a bandana tied bank-robber style. A winding track through dense woodlands takes us to the Telia Lake in the southeast of the Tadoba Tiger Reserve in Maharashtra.

Where to watch birds in Belgrade

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The only mammal species I have observed here were the Brown Hare and Least Weasel , but Golden Jackals and even Wild Boars are present, too. While there are some two dozen birding spots in Belgrade, Serbia, that stand out, in this guideblog I will focus on the river Danube and its floodplain, inside the Important Bird Area “Confluence of the Sava and the Danube Rivers”.

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Sometimes you get the bird…

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The chicks, which were about the size of chickens, had brown and fawn striped plumage reminding me of the colours of young wild boars. I was going to continue talking about birding in Sydney today, but an incident on Friday needs to be addressed quickly, before the immediacy of the memory is gone.

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Birding the Little Rann of Kutch

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Back on dirt tracks by a Desert Wheatear decorated bush (bellow), to spot five or six Wild boars disappearing among the bushes. Wake up buzz at 5.30 am, breakfast at 6 (toast – who can eat at that ungodly hour?) and at 6.30 we’re already in an open 4×4 heading for the salt pans of the Little Rann of Kutch in Gujarat, India. With 5000 square kilometres, that “little” is far from small – it should be taken more as a “lesser”, compared to the Great Rann of Kutch.

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Finding an Asian Openbill in Singapore-second ever record!

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Squirrels, water monitors, lizards, wild boar, macaque monkeys and more had too often stopped us in our tracks when we heard leaves rustling or odd sounds initially! We have just returned from an incredible three weeks in Singapore, where unlike many others who visit the country we spent the whole time in nature parks, forests and gardens observing birds. The only shopping we did was to buy fresh fruit and some Asian snacks for while we were out all day hiking and birding.

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Tracks and Signs of the Animals and Birds of Britain and Europe by Lars-Henrik Olsen

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Examples are wolf, beaver, otter, domestic cat, wolverine, wild boar, elk (moose), and reindeer. I am a birder, and I love birds. I don’t mind that they share the world with other creatures, and I have even developed an appreciation for mammals, reptiles and amphibians – but only so long as watching them doesn’t collide with my finding birds.

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Central Catchment Nature Reserve Singapore

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Then there are the Wild Boars, Plantain Squirrels, Monitor Lizards and of course the bird-life. The Central Catchment Nature Reserve in Singapore is a huge area that covers over 2,000 hectares of forest. There are over twenty kilometres of walking trails within the park and it is open from 7am until 7pm daily. There are various locations that you can start your walks within the park and you can take short walks or longer walks throughout the park.