The reasons range from hunters killing tigers to sell their bones for medicinal purposes, to the destruction of natural habitat by human settlements. Winter said another reason for the continued destruction of tigers and their habitat was that most people still think everything is fine. He said it was his job to pull back the veil of the idyllic natural world that is presented in nature shows and in travel advertisements.
But with so few tigers left in the world, Mr. Instead, Mr. Winter does what any journalist would do with an elusive subject: he reports around it.
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Winter gets to photograph tigers in the wild is by setting up cameras with infrared beams that snap a picture every time a tiger or any other animal walks by. The camera trap images often end up being some of Mr. Now, as the media director for Panthera , a big cat preservation nonprofit organization, Mr. Zebras live in large herds. Did you know that the skin of zebras is dark and that the stripes of the zebras can be compared to fingerprints? This means all zebras can be distinguished by their individual stripe pattern and so can be easily identified by rangers and scientists!
The rhinoceros are an endangered species as they sadly still are hunted for their beautiful horn. Did you know that there are white and black rhinos?
They are not much different in their coat colour, but they are different in size and in behaviour. In general, white rhinos are considered as less dangerous, even friendly.
And you can distinguish them according to the shape of their mouth. The white rhino with the broad mouth seems to be always smiling while the black rhino has a pointed mouth and the horn thus also looks even more threatening. In Namibia, you can also encounter wild horses. One herd is located near Aus, between Windhoek and Swakopmund and can be often seen grazing in the arid region. The wild horses are such an amazing sight! The horses are most likely to stem from a herd which was brought into Namibia in the early 20th century, after the first world war, when the first railway line was constructed in the region.
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As you would expect in Africa, you can encounter the majestic lions in Namibia too. In the northern Namib desert, there are several lion conservation projects. No, there are no lions roaming the streets of the towns at night - however these ferocious animals can be seen roaming nearby some campsites in the national parks! Have a look at the map where desert lions can be found. Click here. Our Tip: You can also view amazing animal and lion photos on that site, when you go to the News tab and click any month - even if the news seem not updated and the sightings are older, the images are pretty impressive!
The Skeleton Coast of Namibia is home to a large seal colony. Visitors to Cape Cross can view the Cape fur seals from a walkway on the beach. However, be prepared, this is a smelly adventure! It is interesting to note, that the Cape fur seals are the only seal species in the world which has external ears!
This you can also spot on the image above! Go back to Namibia Facts Page. Surprising Suriname Facts for Kids.
Learn fun facts about the South American country with info on Surinamese people, animals, food, sports and so much more. Known for being aggressive, piranha fish feed in packs and the feeding is often frenzied and quick.
As well as other fish, insects and snails, piranha will eat virtually any type of mammal that may have accidentally fallen into the water. A scary little fish, the piranha has few predators although they do have to look out for crocodiles and turtles. Most commonly found in the Amazon and Guyana river systems, piranhas are more feared then sharks in these areas. They may have restricted flight, but the very first hot air balloon ride was completed by a duck and a rooster. They also had a very worried sheep for company.
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Penguins love eating shrimp, shellfish and squid however, they only like to eat their prey live, avoiding any dead fish they may find in the water. Not surprising really is the fact that the most common type of bird is the chicken.
Bandhavgarh is counted among the best places for a wildlife safari in India, presently being a protected environment wherein different wild beings can live and prosper. Please give an overall site rating:. There are many common phobias, but surprisingly, the most common phobia is arachnophobia. The very sad thing about these parrots is that they are becoming extinct! The list does not end here- the park also has a large collection of Reptiles like the Snub Nosed Marsh Crocodile, Pythons, Cobras, Desert Monitor Lizard and the list goes on and the visit will be an ongoing gala for wildlife lovers. That Could Save Their Lives".
The bird most likely to be kept as a pet is the parrot. The smallest parrots in the world are called pygmy parrots and measure a tiny eight centimetres. The largest and possibly most majestic looking parrot is the Hyacinth Macaw that, when measured from the beak to the end of its tail feathers, measures an impressive 40 inches. In fact, anything without feathers is not considered a bird.
There are a million and one other weird facts about animals, some being stranger than others but it is impossible to list them all in there entirety.
While humans may be constantly amazed at just what the animal kingdom is capable of, it is also clear that many of these species are with us today due to the hard work of people who know everything there is to know about our animal friends.