Other Animals


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A couple of weeks ago, I told you about our work at the Conference of the Parties to the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora—known as CITES. This conference is so important because it shapes how wild animals in trade are treated across the globe and can curb commercial
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Suction feeding sucks on land! The good news is that reptiles and amphibians, like frogs, chameleons, monitor lizards, and turtles have some amazing adaptations that make feeding on land a possibility. And best of all, this transition onto land, actually made possible the evolution of my personal favorite adaptation of all. What is it? I’ll
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American Oystercatcher. Photo: Nick Vance/Audubon Photography Awards WASHINGTON (December 6, 2022) – Today Senators Tom Carper (D-DE) and Lindsey Graham (R-SC) introduced bipartisan legislation that would expand one of the most important bedrock environmental laws to protect people and birds on our coasts. The Strengthening Coastal Communities Act of 2022 will update and modernize the
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In Wales, a baby goat was stuck on a mountain, and thanks to a team of rescuers, he was saved, and his mom waited for him at the bottom of the mountain. The baby is a Kasmiri goat which is a species known to be incredible at climbing. That’s why when a witness saw the
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Cobras are awesome! Cobras are not good pets. But what if I told you that there is a snake that looks and acts like a cobra, but won’t kill you? Well good news, the Egyptian false cobra (Malpolon moilensis) exists! But is it a good pet? And is the Egyptian false cobra the best pet
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Kaylin Bruening volunteered as a Coastal Steward for Audubon Delta and advocated for the protection of shorebirds and Mississippi’s coast. Throughout the summer, Kaylin Bruening served as a Coastal Steward for Audubon Delta, which gave her a unique perspective in speaking with U.S. Senator Roger Wicker’s staff during Audubon’s recent Seabird Fly-In. The event engaged
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A court has granted animal protection groups’ request for an emergency court challenge to stop a black bear hunt from taking place next Monday in New Jersey. The state’s Fish and Game Council authorized the hunt earlier this month. The groups allege that the council bypassed required procedures for a hunt by misusing an emergency
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Emily from Snake Discovery is one of the raddest people on the planet, so when she invites you to a place called the RAD Zoo, you go! Our mission was to find the 10 raddest snakes, lizards, turtles, and crocodilians at the RAD zoo. I think we found them! We had a great time and
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John Goglia was sitting in the kitchen of his East Boston home when the walls and windows shook. It was the early evening of October 4, 1960, and Goglia, who was then 16 years old, brushed off the unusual occurrence and returned to dinner. “It wasn’t really an explosion,” he recalls. “It was an impact.”
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Oftentimes when baby squirrels get adopted, it’s by humans. We’ve covered so many stories about it like how this soldier found a baby squirrel and nursed it back to health, or this woman who tried to foster one but ended up with a roommate instead, or the story of how a couple went on a
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I work at a restaurant built into the side of a mountain. One day when I came to work, there was a frail tuxedo cat walking along the mountainside. We started to see him regularly, and we all decided to call him Oreo. He was there every day roaming and sleeping in the dirt. I
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Installed: 06/19/22 Sponsored by: The Pitt Family About the Bird: A familiar bird with a graceful flight, the Barn Swallow—true to its name—has adapted well to living adjacent to people. It typically builds its mud-and-grass nests in barns, under eaves and bridges, and on other human-made structures. The bird is frequently seen swooping low over fields and
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We  are delighted to announce the results of our latest photo competition. Glenn Perrigo wins First Prize with his outstanding image ‘Greater Roadrunner‘.  Karin van Zyl wins Second Prize with her inspirational image ‘Leopard in Tree‘. Third Prize goes to Glenn Bartley with ‘Papuan Pitta (Erythropitta Macklotii)‘. Please give kudos to the photographers by leaving
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Get up to 40% off with my link https://www.ridge.com/clint from now until December 22nd! Surprisingly, great white sharks (Carcharodon carcharias) are not the only white sharks. There are actually five species of white sharks, and are only one of 15 total species of mackerel sharks from the order Lamniformes. And while they are probably the
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Chile is the country of birds. The statement can sound exaggerated; many experts could argue that we are far behind in bird diversity compared to countries like Colombia -which could claim its title. But I do not want to be untruthful and hope that after reading this column, you can also proudly state that Chile
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Photo by Tyler Moulton on Unsplash Our worldview often depends heavily on a “set apart” reality. For parrots and other exotic birds, it’s their varied colorful appearances, and their ability to mimic human speech that easily captures our attention. The more common birds, especially those that are of a single color that could be described
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Wildcats could be released in England for the first time in hundreds of years as the Wildlife Trusts recruit an expert to help introduce them back into the wild. After being hunted to extinction, the European wildcat is now the UK’s rarest native mammal. They are larger than the domestic cat, which are bred from
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An emaciated sperm whale washed up on a beach in Canada with a whopping 330 pounds of fishing gear in his stomach. The whale was alive when he washed up on Cape Breton Island on November 9 and teams rushed to try to save the whale. Teams from the Marine Animal Response Society (MARS), the
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Egyptian Geese. Foto: Owen Deutsch/Audubon Photography Awards WASHINGTON (7 de noviembre de 2022) — Mientras el mundo se reúne en Sharm El-Sheikh, Egipto, para la última Conferencia de las Partes de la CMNUCC (COP27), la National Audubon Society, la principal organización de conservación de aves de las Américas, insta a los líderes del mundo a
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The world’s heaviest flying bird uses plants as a form of medication, according to a new study published in Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution. Researchers from Madrid studied data on 619 droppings of great bustards and found that two species of plants that were eaten more than other food had “antiparasitic effects.” Antiparasitic drugs are
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A report from an environmental group said that wild animals are increasingly sold on social media platforms as wildlife trafficking in Mexico increasingly threatens several species. The Arizona-based Center for Biological Diversity said that the illegal wildlife trade is openly and increasingly selling animals such as toucans, monkeys, bears, and jaguars on social media platforms,
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Wild type reptiles are very cool, but there are also an incredible variety of unusual and beautiful morphs like albino, piebald, leucistic, hypo, etcetera that are dazzling to behold. So what is really going on with these beautiful and unusual color morphs? I’ll tell you. #clintsreptiles #reptilemorphs #clintexplains ==== “Smyth Co. Hypomelanistic Snapping Turtle” by
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Two African penguin chicks have emerged from their nest beneath a boulder at a site in South Africa where conservationists have used lifelike decoy penguins and broadcast penguin calls to entice adult penguins to breed. Christina Hagen, the Pamela Isdell Fellow of Penguin Conservation at BirdLife South Africa, who leads the project, was on one
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Wild Turkey. Photo: Melissa James/Audubon Photography Awards The Wild Turkey might be the most recognizable bird in North America. Of course, a big reason for that is due to its strong association with Thanksgiving, when the birds likeness is omnipresent. But the turkey’s large size, impressive plumage, and distinct look make this bird hard to mistake no
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Pity the tiny band of lynx in the Polish half of Europe’s most ancient forest. In June, their home, the Białowieża Forest, was cut in half when the Polish government completed construction of a wall on its border with Belarus. The aim was to repel refugees from the Middle East and elsewhere being channeled to
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