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Sucks to be a Walrus Nowadays

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Global warming is screwing walruses over.and it could get worse as their ice disappears. Tags: climate global warming walrus arctic

Walrus in Trouble Too

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The summer issue had a good article about walruses. Tags: climate global warming walrus arctic I'm finally getting caught up on some reading and came across this article in the Defenders of Wildlife wildlife. I'm very proud of supporting Defenders because I think they do great work and they have a really good magazine too. Very depressing sometimes though. Surprisingly, they are overlooked in discussions of Arctic species threatened by global warming.

Penguin Palooza on Nat Geo WILD

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Narrated by Queen Latifah, Arctic Tale is the coming of age story of a walrus pup and polar bear cub as they fight for survival in the Arctic wilderness. Photo Credit: © Argus Collection. Penguin lovers rejoice! This weekend is Penguin Palooza on Nat Geo WILD!

Calgary Zoo Feeling Economic Pressure

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Lanthier, a veterinarian and walrus researcher who took the helm in Calgary two years ago, says the cancellation of the polar bears exhibit might please some animal-rights extremists, but the reality is a blow to Canada's white bears. They had to cancel a big project that would have showcased polar bears and seals. But don't feel too bad for them. Dr. Clement Lanthier, Calgary Zoo president and CEO (is this a corporation??) sounds like a real jerk.

Disneynature Earth Q&A

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Are you supposed to shoot a walrus? Disneynature’s first film, Earth , which comes out on Earth Day (April 22,2009), follows three animal families across the globe. It’s a beautiful film by the same directors that brought us the Planet Earth series.