We always seem to look afar when it comes to seeing wildlife. It seems more exciting, colourful and diverse on every continent other than Europe. Tropical birds are more colourful than a gull, that much is true, but you don’t have to go abroad to find unique and breathtaking wildlife. Why not stay in Europe for your next trip?
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Today, there are two species of orangutan - Bornean and Sumatran - inhabiting the Indonesian and Malaysian islands from which they get their name. Fossil evidence suggests that since the Pleistocene era orangutans have been distributed widely across much of South East Asia. However populations of the world’s largest arboreal mammals have recently been in decline.
Animals are often associated with cute photos of cats, dog, birds or even happy sloths and monkeys in the wild… But there is more to the story. Did you that African hunting dogs are some of the most efficient predators? Or that honey badgers are the most fearless animals on the planet? Get ready for 10 deadly facts about animals!
The world seems to be unable to get enough of pandas, lions, cute monkeys, turtles and colourful birds – so no wonder some animals feel left out. To honour their existence, today’s article has been dedicated to the world’s slightly strange looking creatures that don’t always get the respect they deserve due to their laughable looks. Let’s change that!
A virus, mainly affecting dogs, is threatening the remaining, endangered wild populations of tigers worldwide. If left unattended, it poses a serious threat to this species, now risking extinction within 50 years. Any conservation efforts towards tigers must keep Canine Distemper Virus in their sights if we are to help this majestic animal survive as long as possible.
Staring into the eyes of a caged lion is not much fun, is it? There are so many better ways to explore wildlife than visiting a zoo that will often offer you a much more limited experience. Truth to be told, animals will always be happier in the wild but the question is: How do you find them? Where do you go? Here are the best places to spot exotic animals.
A handshake, a kiss on the cheek, a bow… We humans have many different ways of greeting each other, depending on context and culture. Animals, too, have a huge variety of greetings, some eerily similar to ours and some specific to their species. Here are the different ways in which animals say “hello” to each other.
Despite the horrific exploitation of Blue Whales since the 1930s; hunted for their meat and blubber by Russian fleets, recent research has shown that numbers are on the rise again, reaching around a mere 97% fight back from their previous numbers (500). This said, there is still cause of concern towards the probability of ship strikes that would directly impact upon cherished numbers and therefore populations may remain unstable still.
‘The greatest challenges any animal faces are within the first few hours/days when they are smallest and most vulnerable’- Sir David Attenborough. Many animals have instinctively adapted to their first experiences of the world, but some have it harder than most!
Once a species becomes endangered, it is critical to work to preserve its habitat and remaining individuals, lest it disappear from our world. Occasionally, wildlife conservation projects and organisations can be so effective so as to reverse the process and reintroduce a species into the wild, where it will no longer need human intervention.
According to Native American beliefs, human beings have 9 animal spirits, also called animal guides, to follow you throughout your life. Some of these come in and out of our lives, while others will stay beside you for your entire lifetime.
Frontier has been lucky enough to discover a genuine page from a sloth’s diary! One of our volunteers while working on Frontier’s Costa Rica Animal Rescue Centre project, found the excerpt while out trekking.