Cute California sea lion pups

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SeaWorld San Antonio is thrilled to announce the arrival of seven California sea lion pups born in June. Park guests … Continue reading → The post Cute California sea lion pups appeared first on 4 The Love of Animals. They are adorable, and full of energy! These pups are full of energy and charm guests with their playful mannerisms. cute animals wildlife

Feds Approve Killing Sea Lions in the Columbia River

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The Federal government has approved the killing of California Sea Lions in the Columbia River, blaming them for killing and eating endangered salmon. cull State of Washington salmon california columbia river sea lionsNever mind the main reasons for the problems with the salmon: hatcheries, human harvest, hydropower and the destruction of habitat.

Dead Sea Lions in Puget Sound - Again

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Washington wildlife officials say eight sea lions have been found dead in the Puget Sound region in recent weeks — all apparently shot. The bodies of seven sea lions with bullet wounds were recently found on the Nisqually River. On Monday, a sea lion was found dead on West Seattle’s Lincoln Park beach. The animal protection group Seal Sitters says a necropsy showed that the sea lion had suffered a shark bite and had twisted intestines in addition to a bullet wound.

Phoenix Restaurant Serves Lion Burgers

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A restaurant owner who put lion burgers on the menu in honor of the World Cup has felt a roar of anger from outraged animal rights activists. Cameron Selogie, owner of the Il Vinaio restaurant in Mesa, served burgers made with African lion this week as a nod to the tournament in South Africa. Serving African lion meat is perfectly legal, said Michael Herndon, a spokesman for the Food and Drug Administration. Tags: exotic meats phoenix arizona lion

Can we talk about Cecil the Lion?

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I can’t help noticing that you’ve just posted an angry story about Cecil the Lion on your timeline. I get that you’re really angry, I mean, he was a popular lion and yes, his cute widdle cubs will probably die to, but I can’t help feeling you’ve kind of missed the point a bit, and well, ending all hunting in Africa will not solve much and maybe make things worse and… No, no, I’m not a hunter. And that lions are really cute. Hi there.

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Sea Lions Shot Near Seattle

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The deaths are a violation of the Marine Mammals Act and, because it’s a protected species, the shooting death of a Steller sea lion also violates the federal Endangered Species Act. Tags: wildlife crime seattle marine animals sea lions This is in our own backyard. Total cowards. I hope they're caught because they could face a 50 thousand dollar fine.

Happy Ending for a Rescued Sea Lion

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Lion Population Decreasing in Kenya

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I've been reading a lot about threatened elephants and primate populations in Africa and wondered about lions. The national lion population has been falling by an average of 100 per year for the last seven years due to a combination of factors, particularly human-wildlife conflict, destruction of habitats, climate change, disease and increase in human population. Tags: africa Kenya lion endangered species

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Sea Lion Euthanized at Bonneville Dam

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Sea lions are killed here for eating salmon. We all know that it's not the sea lions' fault that the salmon runs are either threatened or endangered. Tags: State of Washington salmon Stupid sea lions dams endangered species Sorry, another Washington State story. About 60 have already been identified as nuisance animals with the possibility of future trapping and euthanization. It really makes me angry.

On Wipeout and Lion Burgers

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Finally, in my e-mailbox this morning, and probably in yours, was the Care2 newsletter, including a link to a column about a restaurant in Arizona that will soon serve burgers made from lion meat. I was curious about why it's so terrible to eat lions. Lions aren't food in our culture. However, with lions the story is different because they are a vulnerable species in the wild, and their numbers are declining. Have you seen the ridiculous television show, Wipeout ?

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Lions Eat Heron

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Birds herons and egrets LionThough it took place in a zoo the video below definitely shows some wild behavior. If you don’t want to see a bird killed and eaten then don’t watch it. Instead may I recommend some cuteness ?) If you have the stomach for nature, red in tooth and claw, then watch away! Crazy, no?

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The Last Lions

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A new National Geographic movie, The Last Lions, opened this past weekend in Washington, DC. The movie is about saving lions, and they are doing some really fun promotions to help spread the movie around the country. Download the free (and very fun) photo app, The Last Lions. If you have ever wondered what you might look like as a lion, now is your chance to find out!

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We Should Kill More Lions

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Assuming you have a passing interest in wildlife, or at the least you know someone that does, and chances are in the last week or so you’ve become aware that some lady from America shot a lion. I’m glad she shot that lion, and I think you should shoot a lion too (Only where valid, terms and conditions apply. This Lion should not be shot, as it is a protected reserve that forbids shooting. Shooting lions is big business.

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The Lion Forest of India

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Still, for the majority of visitors, there seem to be only one species – some of the last of the 400 remaining Asiatic Lions ( Panthera leo persica ). Therefore, it is quite annoying to hear a common question from a passing Maruti Gypsy: “Have you seen the lions?” “Yes, Lions aside, carnivores are represented by Leopard, Hyena, Jackal, etc., 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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Kofa Mountain Lion Update

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Though I wrote about the mountain lions of the Kofa National Wildlife Refuge a couple of times, it was never with the breadth and depth that Deb Durant of Invisible Voices has. This is a surreal situation in my opinion because, as Ron writes, "all 3 Alternatives in the DEA allow for the killing of Kofa lions, just at different rates and at different geographic locations."

SeaWorld Orlando welcomes twin sea lion pups

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Sea lions usually give birth to one pup, and twin pups are very rare in the animal world! On June 17, 2012, twin sea lions were born at SeaWorld Orlando. This is the first time twin sea lions have been born at the park. Fable, the mother, who is almost 14 years old was born at SeaWorld Orlando and has been nursing her pups, who were born June 17th. The pups will continue to nurse from their mom until they are between six and 12 months old.

Kill the Sea Lions Before They Kill Again!

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Let's pick the sea lions! Portland judge said Wednesday the Northwest states can kill hungry sea lions on the Columbia River. Judge Michael Mosman’s ruling means Washington, Oregon and Idaho can shoot or remove up to 85 sea lions next year. The group’s Sharon Young says fisheries managers are using the sea lions as scapegoats. Tags: salmon sea lions This is pretty frustrating.

Salmon Threatened by Humans, Not Sea Lions

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Here's someone else who agrees with me that sea lions are not the true threat to salmon. It's just easier to kill sea lions that to break down dams. She highlights dams, but that is only one of the four H's (hydro, harvest, habitat and hatcheries) that are obliterating this beautiful creature. I think this opinion is pretty wide-spread.

Lion Ranger: Trouble in the Pride

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Meet the biggest pride in the Kingdom of the Great White Lion, “Kaiser’s Pride.” It is home to four stunning large males: Alex, Kaiser, Rafiki and Siam, three of which are white lions, some of the rarest in the world. Then, Kevin finds the older lions are developing an unknown and possibly dangerous growth on their lips, heads and legs. As always, a little video sneak peek: Lion Ranger: Trouble in the Pride originally appeared on 4 The Love of Animals on September 3, 2010.

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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. This morning I opened up my iPad, read the Guardian and saw that four lions were killed without reason by a zoo. Yet I managed to learn about four lions from several sources today. Losing a few non-breeding lions in zoos a great deal less. Conservation Lion vultures

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California Legislators Call for Wildlife Official's Resignation

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He is a proponent of trophy hunting and was photographed with a dead mountain lion in Idaho. fish and wildlife california government mountain lions hunting idaho trophy huntingThe wildlife official in question is the President of the California Fish and Game Commission. Full story here.

Police Shooting of 15 lb Mountain Lion Cub Ruled Unjustified

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Wow, bet that must have been a short hearing. A 15 lb cub and they were so freaked out they shot it. Said Larry Nichols, a weapons and tactics specialist with the Burbank Police Department, who wrote the review: "The actions taken by the officers [were] not appropriate and outside of the department policy. No person was placed in immediate jeopardy." Morons.

Woman Leads Fight Against Circuses in Portugal

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animal abuse europe regulation portugal circus lionI like this story because I can only imagine the conditions of circus animals in Portugal. When I was in the Azores, there was a circus called Atlas I think and there were horrible, gaudy posters. I just had a sick feeling about the possible treatment of those animals. Being of Azorean heritage, and, therefore, Portuguese, I know personally that animal welfare is not a cultural value.

Ligers in China

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A private zoo operator in Taiwan cross-bred lions and tigers, resulting in three "liger" cubs. Tags: zoos taiwan tigers lion endangered species One died and the other two were seized for sheltering at a research institution. Both species are endangered and it is illegal to cross breed them. From Focus Taiwan. The Environmental and Animal Society of Taiwan (EAST) said Huang, who possesses an array of wildlife, should be dealt with harshly to deter others from copying the behavior.

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Record Year for Sick Seals in San Pedro,CA

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Each one of the sleek, whiskered sea lions recovering at the Marine Mammal Care Center at Fort MacArthur in San Pedro has its own story. Even though it has been a record year for sick harbor seals, sea lions and elephant seals, experts say it could get much worse. Tags: marine animals seals sea lions From the Contra Costa Times. Some are visibly struggling for life and lie listlessly near in-ground pools. Others swim, play and jostle with one another.

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Forensics Used to Solve Wildlife Crime in India

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In India, f orensic tests helped establish guilt in the killing of 10 endangered lions. Between February and March 2007, 10 lions were killed by poachers in three different incidents at the Gir National Park (GNP) which houses 360 Asiatic lions, the only surviving population in the wild. Tags: wildlife crime India poaching lion

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Tembe Elephant Park, South Africa

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In the mornings, and I use that term loosely, we would set out to monitor the Lions. Lions were re-introduced to the park a few years ago and have done so well the park now serves as a source of Lions for translocations. The first Lions to be re-introduced to Rwanda a few days ago were sourced from Tembe. The Lions here were odd in that they didn’t form prides, but instead lived individually or in pairs; this may be something to do with the abundance of prey.

Madikwe; Paradise Restored

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It’s the only park I have ever been to that not only have I seen all five of the Big Five (Lion, Leopard, African Buffalo, White Rhino and African Elephant) in, but seen them all on the same day. Lions are boring and should be avoided on safari, but I quite liked this one, even if he had ticks. Birding Conservation lions rhinos safari South AfricaGreat wildlife preserves, reserves and parks exist for a number of reasons.

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Between the Birds

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Take these pesky Lions for instance. Some signal passed between the two Lions and they both rose together and began circling each other. They seemed antagonistic and restless but moments later we discovered we clearly had no idea how to read Lion behaviour. Mammals Beat on Assignment Lion TanzaniaTanzania has an enormous variety of exquisite birds but unfortunately it has an equal number of distractions that can interrupt your birding experience.

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Called “nature television as Shakespearean drama” this season brings rebellion as the sins of the lion king are carried … Continue reading → tv wildlifeTune into the Savage Kingdom on Black Friday while you recover from all the crazy sales and shopping of the day!

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The Unregulated Wildlife Trade in Baghdad

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It's unregulated and there are many exotic pets being sold, like primates and lions. Here's an article in the Times Union about the wildlife trade in Baghdad. Awful.

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Big Cat Week, day 3

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Tonight’s program is called Lion Warriors and premieres Wednesday, December 8, at 9PM ET/PT. Kilimanjaro in Kenya, lions are attacking Maasai cattle, as they have for hundreds of years. Now the Maasai elders and chiefs are recognizing that the threat to the lions is also a threat to their way of life, and have forbidden the warriors to hunt them. Warrior Initiation” – By killing lions, Maasai warriors protect their livestock and officially become men.

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Baghdad Zoo Wants Animals

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It makes me sick thinking about the animals already there (numbering 1,500 including lions and tigers.). It's bad enough to send animals to zoos, but to a zoo in Baghdad?? No way.

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Where Are You Birding This First Weekend of March 2011?

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By Mike • March 3, 2011 • 12 comments Tweet Share I don’t know how this month has commenced where you are, but around here March has come in like a lion with multiple personality disorder. home about advertise archives birds conservation contact galleries links reviews subscribe Browse: Home / Birding / Where Are You Birding This First Weekend of March 2011? Where Are You Birding This First Weekend of March 2011?

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Big Cat Week!

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Tonight’s premiere episode, Big Cat Odyssey , follows lions and leopards through Africa’s harshest climatic extremes. An entire lion pride battles a large buffalo to down the beast. In the Thick of Lion Territory” – Filmmakers Derek and Beverly Zoubert spend their lives up close and personal with lions – and capture many kills on film. Big Cat Week starts tonight on Nat Geo WILD! Are you ready?

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Best Bird of the Weekend (Second of March 2011)

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home about advertise archives birds conservation contact galleries links reviews subscribe Browse: Home / Birding / Best Bird of the Weekend (Second of March 2011) Best Bird of the Weekend (Second of March 2011) By Mike • March 14, 2011 • 11 comments Tweet Share Your experience of the month so far may differ from mine, but around these parts, March roared in like a lion filled with tiger blood.

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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 brings “The Lion King” to life on the big screen in this True Life Adventure directed by Keith Scholey and Alastair Fothergill (“Earth”).

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Big Cat Week, day 4

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Tonight, Lions on the Edge! The animals follow the dry riverbed upstream for water, while circling prides of lions position themselves close by, waiting for the perfect moment to strike. Video “The Chase and Chomp” – A lion pride tracks a zebra herd for hours, until it’s ready to pounce — no zebra can escape an ambush like this. Another fun sneak peek of Nat Geo Wild’s Big Cat Week! Premieres Thursday, December 9, at 9PM ET/PT.

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Why Do Animals Exist?

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I asked them why lions exist, since we don’t eat them (okay, maybe some humans eat lions, but I don’t think many). This weekend I got into a rather passionate debate with some friends of friends about animal rights. One of them was pretty educated about the evils of factory farming, and said that she didn’t eat much meat because she had to know where it came from.

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Birds of Tanzania

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And now he working on the animals, starting with lions. Walter Kitundu of Bird Light Wind has an amazing four - part photographic series of the birds of Tanzania. These images are well worth clicking through for, I promise! Asides

Where Are You Birding This Third Weekend of January 2020?

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As a month, January is like March for birding, coming in like a lion as everyone tears into a fresh, new year list, but going out like a lamb as we gradually recognize how little bird movement really takes place this time of year.

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“African Cats” Giveaway!

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Jackson, the story features Mara, an endearing lion cub who strives to grow up with her mother’s strength, spirit and wisdom; Sita, a fearless cheetah and single mother of five mischievous newborns; and Fang, a proud leader of the pride who must defend his family from a rival lion and his sons. Win a copy of African Cats: The Story Behind the Film! See African Cats, Save the Savanna!

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