A woman from Iowa began taking pictures of goats in sweaters in Bangladesh and India. The owners thought she was crazy. But her work has made a difference in the lives of the locals, in a good way.(Image credit: Christy Sommers)

via Dear Internet: Goats In Sweaters Are Cuter Than Kittens In Mittens — News : NPR

Dear Internet: Goats In Sweaters Are Cuter Than Kittens In Mittens — News : NPR

Animals, Cute, Cuteness

Rudolph was never going to be everyone’s favorite reindeer forever, and this week, he ceded the spotlight to a little white reindeer that has captivated the internet. A series of breathtaking glamour shots of the white reindeer calf blending right in with the snow have recently gone viral after a travel photographer shared them from…

via Everyone’s New Winter Spirit Animal Is This Snow-White Reindeer Calf — TIME

Everyone’s New Winter Spirit Animal Is This Snow-White Reindeer Calf — TIME

Animals, Baby Animals, Cute, Cuteness, Wildlife, Wildlife Photography

Trump administration to allow seismic blasting harmful to marine creatures

Animals, sea creatures, Sea life, Trump, Trump Administration, Wildlife, Wildlife Protection

Trump administration to allow seismic blasting harmful to marine creatures

https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2018/nov/30/trump-seismic-blasting-harmful-ocean-marine-creatures-atlantic?CMP=Share_AndroidApp_WordPress

Queensland flying fox species decimated by record heatwave

Animals, Australia, Heatwave, Wildlife

Queensland flying fox species decimated by record heatwave

https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2018/nov/30/queensland-flying-fox-species-decimated-by-record-heatwave?CMP=Share_AndroidApp_WordPress

Track whales, seals, alligators, turtles, and sharks at OCEARCH — an open source project to geared to helping scientists collect previously unattainable data on animal movements from deep in the world’s oceans.

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OCEARCH — Discover

Animals, Ocean, Oceans, Science, sea creatures, Sea life, Seas

Conservationists have released footage and photographs of the world’s rarest rhino, which counts fewer than 70 members among its population and is confined to a single national park in Indonesia. While camera-trap images of the Javan rhino have occasionally surfaced, a WWF spokesperson says the photographs released Monday are only the third manually captured set…

via Watch Rare Footage of the World’s Most Endangered Rhino — TIME

Watch Rare Footage of the World’s Most Endangered Rhino — TIME

Animals, Endangered Species, Wildlife, Wildlife Conservation, Wildlife Protection

Out on a hike amongst the fully blooming rabbit and sage brush we noticed numerous holes along the trail. Were they Marmot or perhaps Badger. Finally near the end of the hike the question was answered when we spotted this Badger off in the distance. It was nice to see this Badger out foraging. Badgers […]

via North American Badger: Taxidea taxus — nature has no boss

North American Badger: Taxidea taxus — nature has no boss

Animals, Wildlife

“They like to cuddle and even sleep together,” a North Carolina caretaker says of a recently rescued emu and donkey. “We can’t separate them.”(Image credit: Carolina Waterfowl Rescue)

via Love Knows No Species: Emu And Donkey Have Fallen For Each Other, Caretakers Say — News : NPR

Love Knows No Species: Emu And Donkey Have Fallen For Each Other, Caretakers Say — News : NPR

Animals, Compassion, Cute, Cuteness, Love

Last Friday, while the BLM concluded their farce of an Advisory Board meeting in D.C. and their helicopter stampede contractors fired up to end the free lives wild horses and burros in Nevada, Terry and I spent the day surrounded by loving, rescued equines at the Todd Mission Ranch only 15 miles from our farm. Marjorie Farabee, ranch equine Manager and Director of Wild Burro Affairs for Wild Horse Freedom Federation, had kindly asked us to stop by and check out the local four legged inhabitants, some 100+ which does not include the rescued dogs and cats. I must admit, it was a moving experience.

via An Oasis of Love for Burros, Donkeys, Mules and Horses — Straight from the Horse’s Heart

An Oasis of Love for Burros, Donkeys, Mules and Horses — Straight from the Horse’s Heart

Animals, Burros, Donkey, Wildlife, Wildlife Conservation, Wildlife Protection

By Damian Carrington as published on The Guardian The huge loss is a tragedy in itself but also threatens the survival of civilization, say the world’s leading scientists Humanity has wiped out 60% of mammals, birds, fish and reptiles since 1970, leading the world’s foremost experts to warn that the annihilation of wildlife is now an […]

via Humanity has wiped out 60% of animals since 1970, major report finds — Straight from the Horse’s Heart

Humanity has wiped out 60% of animals since 1970, major report finds — Straight from the Horse’s Heart

Animals, Extinct, Extinction, Human, Humans, Uncategorized, Wildlife, Wildlife Conservation, Wildlife Protection, Wildlife Trafficking