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Paper Pandas at Panda World Tour in Taipei

The 1600 papier mache pandas, created by French artist Paulo Grangeon, are seen displayed as part of an exhibition called “Pandas on Tour”. The event will also showcase 200 Formosan black bears – an endangered animal indigenous to Taiwan. It is hoped that the pandas will help to raise local awareness on animal conservation. After the exhibition, the art works will be put into a charity bazaar...

Lovely Neapolitan Mastiff Lucy

The Mastiff is the classic gentle giant, loving but sometimes stubborn. He is considered the largest breed in the world and can weigh 220 pounds or more. The Mastiff is a breed of dog that originated in Tibet. There are over 14 different breeds of mastiff, which are all unique in their own ways. The Neapolitan Mastiff were originally bred as war dogs and make for decent family guard dogs. These dogs...

Abyssal Anemones

Sea Anemones are carnivores, many have a flower like appearance and vary in size, shape and color. The well-known sea anemones attach their stalked bodies to rocks, coral or other surfaces and wait for other creatures to simply blunder into them, leaving all the work to their sticky, stinging tentacles. The anemone can close off its top and digest its meal, then it spits out whatever is left over. credit:...

Welcome to Waikiki Aquarium

The Waikiki Aquarium is the third oldest aquarium in the U.S. The aquarium is part of the University of Hawaii and is located on the shores of Waikiki. It offers a look into the spectacular aquatic life of Hawaii and the tropical waters of the Pacific. The indoor area offers four galleries, starring nautiluses, reef sharks, flashlight fish, lionfish, piranhas, and a wide variety of tropical fishes...

Wildlife Education – Wolf Park

Wolf Park is located two miles north of Battle Ground, Indiana. The park offers a unique opportunity for wildlife education. It is a nonprofit education and research facility which was established in 1972 by Dr. Erich Klinghammer. Wolves are studied here in a relatively natural environment although they are not as free to roam as they are in the wild. It also includes other animals – foxes and...

Highland Cattle with Long Wavy Coat

Highland cattle are also known as the hairy cow. Highland cattle are a Scottish breed of cattle with long horns and long wavy coats which are coloured black, brindled, red, yellow or dun. The breed was developed in the Scottish Highlands and Western Isles of Scotland. They are capable of surviving some of the harshest environmental conditions in some of the roughest hill country of northern Scotland....

Macro Photography – Flying Insects

These are photographs of bees collected in National Parks from a variety of separate projects. Hoplitis fulgida, Grand Tetons National Park Perdita latior, Arizona Petrified Forest National Park Leptochilus acolhuus, Key Biscayne National Park, Florida Sceliphron caementarium, Biscayne, Florida Augochlorella aurata, Camden County, Georgia Osmia chalybea, Georgia, Camden County Agapostemon angelicus,...

Bear Fishing Near Kurilskoye Lake in Kamchatka

The Kamchatka brown bear also called Ursus arctos beringianus is closely related to the Alaskan brown bear. It can be found on the Kamchatka Peninsula, Karaginskiy Island, Shantar Islands, and Kuril Islands, in eastern Siberia. Kamchatka has one of the highest brown bear populations, with an average density of one brown bear per square mile. Brown bears are one of the most widely distributed large...

British Wildlife Centre – Small Wildlife Park in the Sussex

The British Wildlife Centre is a wildlife park in the Sussex countryside with a very good collection of native British wildlife. The place is not enormous, but is stuffed with all sorts of wildlife. It is a good education and photographic opportunity to see animals many of us don’t usually see. The British Wildlife Centre opens every weekend and public holiday from March to the end of October...

Cape Buffalo – Half a Ton of Pot Roasts

The African, or Cape, buffalo is a member of the so-called “Big Five” group of animals, with the elephant, rhino, lion and leopard, popular trophies for hunters. There are approximately 900,000 Cape buffalo across sub-Saharan and South Africa. Physical Characteristics Head and body length: 170-340 cm Shoulder height: 100-170 cm Tail length: 70-110 cm Adult weight: 300-900 kg Reproduction...

Weimaraner – The Right Dog for You

Weimaraners are great and versatile dogs, perfect for show, field, obedience, pointing, tracking and agility. Weimaraners actually first originated from the German city of Weimar back in the nineteenth century. They was originally developed for hunting, The mature male Weimaraner is 25 to 27 inches at the withers, bitches are 23 to 25 inches in height. Adults typically weigh 65 to 80 pounds. The Weimaraner...

Masai Mara Camping Safari in Kenya

The Masai Mara safari is the cheapest safari with the greatest chance to view Africa’s lion, elephant, rhino, leopard and cape buffalo. There is no better place to see the natural wonders of Africa than in the wildlife parks of Kenya. Kenya is famous as the home of the safari and was immortalised by legendary personalities such as Ernest Hemingway. Also, the classic movie Out of Africa was filmed...

The Most Recognized Lemur Catta

It is impossible to confuse with any other species, the ring-tailed lemur has a distinctive long and bushy black-and-white-ringed tail. The Ring-tailed Lemur is found in the dry forests and bush of southern and south-western Madagascar. It is one of twenty-two species of lemurs. Lemurs are best known for their large, round reflective eyes and their wailing screams. Lemurs also have furry, pointed ears...

Butterfly World – How to Spend Sunday Afternoon

Butterfly World is a butterfly zoo located on the Isle of Wight, United Kingdom. The butterfly farm is a treat for anyone who loves these little winged creatures. It includes an indoor sub-tropical garden with free-flying butterflies. You have the best opportunity to learn more about butterflies. Many information boards are displayed and illustrated signs identify the popular species and their country...

Most Interesting Eyes Of A Night Owl

Owls are symbols of wisdom for some cultures, for the others they are harbingers of doom and death. Owls are the silent hunters of the night. They are active only at night. Large eyes collect all available light, even if it is only the light of the moon. Their sensitive ears can hear the tiniest scampering sound of prey and soft wings make them silent stalkers. Many kinds of owls have two tufts of...