Category Archives: Animals

Ecosystems: Rewilding Property In Great Britain

The word rewilding can conjure up images of going back in time to a landscape of wild animals and deep forest. Its popularity is growing in the UK, but how exactly do you go about rewilding, and why is it being linked, in some cases, to greenwashing? The FT’s Leslie Hook visits two properties at different stages of the rewilding process to discover more.

Rewilding, or re-wilding, activities are conservation efforts aimed at restoring and protecting natural processes and wilderness areas. Rewilding is a form of ecological restoration with an emphasis on recreating an area’s “natural uncultivated state”. This may require active human intervention to achieve.

North Carolina: The Wild Ponies Of The Outer Banks

“Sunday Morning” leaves us with wild horses along the Outer Banks near Corolla, North Carolina. Videographer: Carl Mrozek.

The Corolla Wild Horses are located in the northernmost beaches of the Outer Banks, in the 4WD area that’s just north of Corolla. Wild horses, also known as Wild Ponies, are also found on Ocracoke Island, and can be viewed at the Ocracoke Pony Pen just south of the Hatteras / Ocracoke ferry docks.

Wildlife Views: Evolution Of Marine Iquanas (Video)

Marine iguanas are the only modern lizards that hunt for food above and below water. Due to natural selection, they have adapted to survive in deep underwater meadows. With the ability to hold their breath for half an hour and sharpen their claws to grip slippery rocks, they are able to thrive in the chilly underwater temperatures that many cold-blooded reptiles could not survive.

South Dakota Black Hills: Bison At Custer State Park

“Sunday Morning” takes us to Custer State Park in South Dakota, where bison and their young calves are roaming. Videographer: Kevin Kjergaard.

Custer State Park is a South Dakota State Park and wildlife reserve in the Black Hills, United States. The park is South Dakota’s largest and first state park, named after Lt. Colonel George Armstrong Custer.

Montana Views: Red Fox Kits In Paradise Valley

“Sunday Morning” shows us a vixen with her paws full, in Paradise Valley, Montana. Videographer: Judith Lehmberg.

Red fox are found throughout Montana. They can make their home while following their food source. Foxes use their nose to find prey, and then quickly pounce, much like a house cat. Spotting a red fox in Montana is never difficult if you look carefully?just keep a close watch for the bushy tail.

Views: Bighorn Sheep On The Salmon River In Idaho

“Sunday Morning” takes us among Bighorn sheep along the Salmon River near Riggins, Idaho. Videographer: Hank Heusinkveld.

The bighorn sheep is a species of sheep native to North America. It is named for its large horns. A pair of horns might weigh up to 14 kg; the sheep typically weigh up to 143 kg. Recent genetic testing indicates three distinct subspecies of Ovis canadensis, one of which is endangered: O. c. sierrae.

Views: BBC Earth’s ‘Most Loved Animal Moments’

From the world’s smallest cat to death-defying impalas; these are some of BBC Earth’s most loved animal moments from the last year.

Top Photography: African Cheetahs – The Great Swim

Discover the story behind one of this year’s most dramatic images through the lens of Highly Commended wildlife photographer Buddhilini de Soyza.

When the Mara and Talek rivers broke their banks in January 2020 due to unseasonal flooding, the famed Tano Bora coalition of cheetahs were faced with a difficult choice.

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