Seventeen years ago, Paul Templer, a guide taking some tourists through
the Zambezi river was attacked, bitten, battered and nearly eaten by an
angry bull hippopotamus. Your job doesn’t seem too bad now, does it?
Over the course of the last several years, social media has been known
to fuel the fires of protest, social upheaval and even assist in the
election of world leaders. It's been one of the 21st Century's vital
tools in reaching the masses and drawing instant attention in real-time
for the causes that serve mankind. This week's that ecosystem widens
uniquely to include aid for man's best friend.
The great hammerhead shark, the largest species of hammerhead sharks, is
locally endangered in some parts of the world. Animal activists are
pushing to have this shark federally protected via the Endangered
Species Act to keep the massive carnivore from going extinct.
Injuries to bald eagles appear to be on the rise, but it's not clear as to why. If one was to Google News
the keywords "bald eagles injured," one would find over 100 separate
cases of injuries to bald eagles just within a few short
months. Various sightings have located those with injured wings due to
territorial fights with fellow flock members, gunshot wounds from
hunters and fractures due to various environmental hazards.
gnomes, flamingos (both plastic and real) and wind chimes are all normal
lawn décor in Florida, so the nine-foot American crocodile nesting on a
Monroe Country resident’s front yard stood out like a scaly sore thumb.
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