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A Rare Encounter With The Elusive “Ghost Pipefish”

Ghost pipefishes are masters of disguise. In fact they may have some of the best camouflage of all marine sea life, which range from uncanny mimicry of leaves, seaweed , algae to sponges and even sea grass. It is very hard to spot one of these little gems but well worth it if eventually  you do manage to spot them. ... Read More »

Female Rhino Found Mutilated,Barely Alive After Poachers Removed Horn To Be Sold in Illegal Wildlife Trade. Warning: Graphic [Video]

Back in March 2013 Kruger National Park section ranger Richard Sowry captured the horrific face of South Africa’s wildlife poaching pandemic when he discovered a mutilated female rhino clinging to life after an attack by poachers. A poignant and gruesome portrayal of the horrors of the horn trade, this footage reveals the grim fate that sadly awaits many of Africa’s ... Read More »

New Study: Crocodiles Do Actually Climb on Trees

When most people picture crocodiles, they think of them crawling on the ground or swimming in water—not definitely not climbing trees. However, a University of Tennessee, Knoxville, study has found that the “prehistoric” reptiles can actualy climb trees! A juvenile0.7 m total length Central African slender-snouted crocodile (Mecistops cataphractus) on a tree branch. Loango National Park, Gabon. The crocodiles seen ... Read More »

“Operation Angry Birds” New York’s largest cockfighting ring in history Busted!

 More than 3,000 birds were rescued in the bust of New York’s largest cockfighting ring in history. ‘Operation Angry Birds’ targeted locations in Queens, Brooklyn and Ulster County with help from the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA) and the Ulster County Sheriff’s office, Attorney General Eric Schneiderman said last night.   Read More »