Cute of the Day: baby giraffes

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Busch Gardens in Tampa Bay recently welcomed two more baby giraffes, bringing the herd to 17! The giraffes joined the rest of the heard on the Serengeti Plain on July 13th. What is neat about giraffes is that it is common for other members of the herd to become involved with the care of newborns. From the press release: A giraffe’s gestation period is approximately 15 months, and the new babies will nurse for about one year.

Busch Gardens welcomes a baby giraffe!

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Busch Gardens in Tampa Bay welcomed a new baby female reticulated giraffe on Tuesday, December 27, 2011. A giraffe’s gestation period is 15 months, and the mother and baby will be kept out of view for the first three months so they can be watched closely. You can view these amazing animals from the Serengeti Express, the Skyride or on a Serengeti Safari, an open-truck tour during which you can hand-feed reticulated giraffes and get up-close with the other animals on the plain.

Cute of the Day: All Legs Baby!

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Busch Gardens Tampa Bay welcomed a new baby reticulated giraffe just days ago. The addition brings Busch Gardens’ giraffe population to 15. A giraffe’s gestation period is approximately 15 months, and the new baby will nurse for about one year. The term “reticulated” refers to the giraffe’s net-like pattern of spots. Weighing approximately 147 pounds at birth, the newborn is the calf of mother, Teesa, and father, Sterling.

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The Gas Station Bird

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In Oregon you can’t own any “dangerous” wild animals, but you can get a special permit for a service monkey and anyone can fill their backyard with giraffes. Above is a gorgeous photo of a Cooper’s Hawk by Ingrid Taylar. The bird is just chilling out, waiting for the urge to fly.

Birding Mkuze

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And drying on a giraffe with your friends. Mkuze Game Reserve is in the Eastern part of South Africa, about 5 hours away from Johannesburg, and one of the best places I have ever been to for bird photography.

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Perch Wars

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This one, seen at Lake Cuitzeo in central Mexico, makes me think of a giraffe wearing a tuxedo: Now, most of the time this middling photographer can only hope to get a clear photo of a bird, not too far away, and at a good angle. In April of this year, I had the crazy idea of submitting this article to 10,000 Birds for their consideration.

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See AFRICAN CATS, Save the Savanna!

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The area is a passage between the Amboseli, Tsavo West and Chyulu Hills National Parks that is frequently used by lions, cheetahs, elephants, zebras, giraffes and a host of other animals in the African savanna. Disneynature has made a new film called “African Cats&# , and you can help save their habitat when you see the movie during its opening week (April 22-28,2011)!

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How to Bird Murchison Falls

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If you’ve ever imagined being surrounded by giraffes, up close (at least as close as is safe) and personal with elephants, or one night drive away from seeing notorious predators like leopards and jackals, this is the place for you.

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Madikwe; Paradise Restored

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The park straddles the semi-border between savannah and the Kalahari Desert on the edge of the Mariko River that forms the border between South Africa and Botswana, and as such catch a bunch of common savannah species like Giraffes, Tsessebbe, Spotted Hyaena, Black-backed Jackal, Klipspringer, Plains Zebra, Blue Wildebeest, and Hartebeest as well as more deserty species like (the desired) Springbok, Gemsbok and Springhare. I never get bored of Giraffes.

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4 Lions are dead: Sad and all, but does it actually matter?

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Well, Copenhagen Zoo is back in the news; a few weeks after killing a giraffe and feeding it to some lions, it went and killed some of those same lions. Plenty of ink was spilt when the giraffe was killed, and those that were interested into why a zoo filled with people who love animals and put up with low wages to help them might do something that seems to go against that have had many chances to do so.

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Week 16: South Africa and Kruger National Park

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In the first full day, we have seen dozens each of giraffes, zebra, warthogs, elephants, 12 rhinos, 30 hippos, 3 Cape Buffalo, crocodiles, jackals, monkeys, baboons, literally a thousand impala, and at least 10 different antelope type animals. After a very long day of 7 hours of driving, 11 hours flying and then 9 hours more driving, we have arrived at our temporary home here in South Africa. This will act as our base for the next 20 days.

Birding and Safari-ing South Africa with the ABA

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The Safari was focused on two locations: (1) Capetown, home of African Penguins at Boulders and Betty’s Bay and Ostriches at the Cape of Good Hope and Greater and Lesser Flamingos at West Coast National Park, and sunbirds and sugarbirds, (2) Kruger National Park, where we birders went gaga over Lions and Leopards and Giraffes, hornbills and storks, a blue lizard, and even, for a few lucky groups, a Secretarybird. (I I wanted Penguins. And Sunbirds.

Tadoba Andhari Tiger Reserve: the Gaur Morning

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Bigger than the African Buffalo or the American Bison, it is the largest land animal after the Elephant, Rhino, the Hippopotamus and the Giraffe. 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. Traveling the rural Maharashtra on previous days, every village had its share of small, slim and long-legged domestic chickens crossing in front of us, not unlike this wild cousin at all.

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Animals of Kruger National Park: A Book Review

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Coverage of each species varies from four pages for the most popular, large mammals (Lion, Leopard, Giraffe, Hyena, etc.), to two pages for the antelope-type species (Common Eland, Greater Kudu, Steenbok, Bushbuck, Nyala, Impala for starters–just looking at these photos makes me confused all over again) and other large mammals like African Wild Dog, to one page for smaller mammals (Aardvark, squirrels), reptiles and amphibians.

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Hide at Mankwe Dam

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Mammals seen; African Elephant, Brindled Wildebeeste, Giraffe, Hippopotamus, Warthog, Impala, Springbok. The beautiful landscape that would one day become Pilanesberg National Park , was formed when a volcano collapsed in on itself, leaving concentric rings of mountains. Nowadays, a dam lies at the centre of the range, overlooked by a charming hide (Google Earth ref; 25 15 58.27S 27 7 5.14E).

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The Emotional Lives of Animals

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Elephants, whales, hippopotamuses, giraffes, and alligators use low-frequency sounds to communicate over long distances, often miles; and bats, dolphins, whales, frogs, and various rodents use high-frequency sounds to find food, communicate with others, and navigate. Grief, friendship, gratitude, wonder, and other things we animals experience. by Marc Bekoff. Scientific research shows that many animals are very intelligent and have sensory and motor abilities that dwarf ours.

Nectar Wars of Tandayapa

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In past millennia, when there was more competition for food sources, he might have served a purpose gathering high-hanging fruit or browsing the tops of trees like a giraffe. Few living things are created perfect. But I think hummingbirds are as close to evolutionary perfection as one can get. These enchanting nectar feeders have truly mastered the art of flight like no other bird.

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Tribes and Birds of the Lower Omo Valley by Adam Riley

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These vast and rugged lands of savanna, hills, gorges and rivers still protect some of Ethiopia’s largest extant herds of typical African savanna game, including African Elephant, African Buffalo, Giraffe, Lion, Leopard, African Wild Dog and numerous species of grazers. Ethiopia, a landlocked country situated in the Horn of Africa, has firmly established itself as one of Africa’s top birding destinations.

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Tanzania – Africa at its best

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Tanzania is without a doubt the quintessential African safari nation. Nowhere else in Africa do the preconceived ideas of the continent really exist in such living detail; tall, red-robed Maasai herding their skinny cattle, endless grasslands studded with flat-topped Acacia trees and grazed by herds of zebras and wildebeest, and dramatic volcanic calderas brimming with big game and fierce predators!

Come@Me: Hunting Is Not Conservation

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Why would any human being think that killing a Giraffe ( Giraffa ) is a good idea? The definition of the word HUNT is “to chase or search for game or other wild animals for the purpose of catching or killing.” ” The definition of the word CONSERVATION is “the act or an instance of conserving or keeping from change, loss, or injury.” ” Obviously the dictionary does not equate hunting with conservation.

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