Bush Meat, Trafficking Decimate Vietnam

Critter News

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.

Awkward Fostering

4 The Love Of Animals

In the list of famous step-mothers one might learn about real Angelina Jolie – Labrador Lisha, which does not have any puppies, but has already become fosterer for 30 different animals including a baby hippo and porcupine, and now she takes care of three tiger cubs. It turns out that people are not the only ones, who can adopt children – animals are good at this as well.

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A Rehabber’s List of Worst Bird Myths

10,000 Birds

Porcupines throw their quills! Porcupines can’t shoot their quills, any more than people can shoot their hair. One might think that thanks to the Internet, all those ridiculous old wild animal myths handed down for generations would finally die a deserved death. But noooo. Thanks to the Internet not only don’t they die, they’re joined by more. I asked a group of wildlife rehabilitators: “What are some of the Worst Bird Myths? Feel free to vent!”.

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The Narrow-lined Puffer

10,000 Birds

Like the related boxfish and porcupine fish they tend not to be particularly fast or particularly concerned by divers, but they aren’t showy like angelfish or lion fish in a way that attracts much attention. This is a bird blog, and my beat is New Zealand, so let me talk about a fish I saw in Australia. My recent trip was fantastic, and really re-kindled my love of diving, so much so that I’ve started planning and saving for a diving (and birding) trip to Costa Rica in 2019.

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What is the National Bird of Panama?

10,000 Birds

Because they like to hunt in the tree canopy , they will also eat “iguanas, parrots, porcupines, coatimundis, and raccoons.” In her book, “ On a Wing and a Prayer, “ Sarah Woods describes the bird that captured her interest when she first visited Panama: “At more than one metre tall and able to kill a monkey with a single swipe of its powerful, knife-like talons, [H]arpy [E]agles are incredibly hard to find.”

Striding Snake-killers

10,000 Birds

Our task was not made any easier by the many potholes and porcupine burrows. There is no raptor quite so removed from the typical confines of what a bird of prey should look and behave like. Although they share some affinities with typical raptors (building eagle-like nests and possessing hooked bills) Secretarybirds have many characteristics that warrant them to be placed in their own genus, Sagittarius.

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Photo Essay: Green-rumped Parrotlets from Egg to Adult

10,000 Birds

My co-worker thinks a better name for them is porcupine parrotlets. Nick Sly, a friend of 10,000 Birds who writes intermittently at the thoroughly-recommended Biological Ramblings , is an ornithologist who graduated not so long ago from Cornell only to be cast out into the real world where he keeps a wry eye on all things biological!

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