The Great Circle of Life

So I’ve been thinking a lot over the weekend and sometimes that 140 characters on Twitter just cannot express how your feeling…Without posting about 20,000 tweets…Which is a little annoying for others…And no chance for editing either!

Over the weekend on the live safari that I watch regularly…(Seriously, check it out). There was a great tragedy that started a huge debate. I thought about what everyone was saying and what I’ve learnt while watching and I just wanted to express how I felt about the situation…That involves more than 140 characters.

The situation involved some of Djuma’s highly endangered Wild Dogs and one of the safari’s more well known Prides the Styx Pride. Usually Wild Dogs are pretty good at getting out of the way of a Lioness/Lion. Wild Dogs have huge ears designed for listening, but unfortunately and by some sad situation, they just didn’t hear the Lioness, and she came out of nowhere to kill one of the younger Wild Dogs. Too lose even one Wild Dog is horrible because they are just so highly endangered. At the same time though I don’t blame or hate the Lioness for killing the Dog, especially with her own cubs being so close by, which if the Dogs are had found, would have torn them apart.  The Lioness also does not know that the Dogs are so critically endangered.

It started a huge debate on what type of animal is “better”. The wildlife is not Disney, even in the Lion King, Mufasa doesn’t say anything about NOT eating the antelope. Just all the “Great circle of Life”… stuff … The best thing I have discovered since watching Safari Live was love for all creatures, the herbivores, the predators, even some of the bugs and insects…Have you ever seen a Dung Beetle, did you know how much they can lift?!

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Yes I still have my old and tried favourites, but now I just have so many more!

  • I have a huge amount of respect for Buffalo,
  • Warthogs make for fierce mothers,
  • Egyptian Geese duckling are just the cutest,
  • Jackals are the most nervous creatures I have ever seen and
  • The hearts of the elephants…Just stunning!

What I’m saying, I hate it when we all fight on the safari live channel, it really unsettles me. People like different animals, and predators having to kill another predator when their own cubs are nearby, it just really is nature. We can’t all like the exact same animals, because, well it just can’t happen…I think we can all agree though, Maggots are just icky.

This post is also a excuse to post this classic video…Enjoy!

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Quokka

In case you hadn’t guessed already I come from a “Land Down Under”…Best Country in the world =P lol…Anyways I came across this article over the weekend and it filled me with joy.

http://themindcircle.com/quokka-selfie-is-cutest-trend-in-australia-right-now/?utm_content=bufferf91ac&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer%20

The Quokka has been the happiest animal on earth, as you can see from the pictures, you can probably see why. As one article quoted:

Meet the Quokka, a marsupial that seems to have come straight from an animator at Disney, but is actually native to a small corner of southwestern Australia.

Source: Meet The Quokka, The Happiest Animal In The World (PHOTOS) (Huffington Post)

Quokkas are usually very friendly animals as you can tell by the pictures, and pose no threat to humans whatsoever. However, these sweet little creatures, as you can imagine, because they are so placid and docileb. Their numbers were greatly reduced when Foxes and Cats were introduced to Australia. They are currently listed as “Vulnerable”. The good news though due to conservation and fox control programs, the numbers are starting to increase again.

I would normally not enjoy the selfies with a wild animals, but they don’t seemed stressed out. The other reason I don’t object to it, is mainly because it’s not the same as those “Lion/Tiger” photos. Were you take a photo with one and then they get killed afterwards? You know those ones?

Most of these photos are done in conservation parks. If I felt it was wrong, I definitely wouldn’t be “advertising” it, so to speak.

Happy Endangered Species Day?

The reason I put a question mark next to my title was because I thought to myself…Was the “Happy” really necessary considering the topic?

Endangered Species Day 2016: 9 Facts, Quotes And Ways To Help Plants And Animals Facing Extinction 

International Business Times, Article written by Jess McHugh

Today is a good day to take a look at ourselves as a whole individual species and ask ourselves “What can I do to help?”…We have the power to help these animals, these animals who cannot speak for themselves. We are the ones that are taking such a large amount of these lives away. Extinction will happen to every single species eventually, but usually these take thousands, if not millions of years to happen and it use to be because of either evolution changes or environmental changes. Yet, humans can wipe out whole species in just years.

Below I have posted a link to a list of the WFF Endangered Species List:

WWF: SPECIES DIRECTORY

Now this list does not include all of the endangered species on this planet. One also has consider the impact that we are having on species like the bees,frogs and birds. It’s not just the big animals we have to look out for, it’s the little ones too.

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Dye to save the animals!

I think that if you are a regular reader of mine you will know that I am such a big support of saving endangered animals, literally any kind, even bees…and they can kill me! I strongly believe that any type of animals belongs to be here safely just as much as we do. I believe that human beings do not “own” the Earth.

There is a Facebook page that relates to the Safari Live web feed that I watch called “Djuma Djunkies” and I came across a post on the Facebook page of “The Amazing Wild Nature” This page has some amazingly inspirational stories about animals and saving them, there was one post in particular that caught my eye.

If you don’t wish to read the article I will break it down here. What they have come up with is this, a particular pink dye that they use on bank notes is now being put onto the husks and tucks of endangered animals, such as rhinoceroses and elephants. This makes the ivory on these animals completely wrecked and unusable, the dye also doesn’t harm the animals in any way. According to some of the comments it doesn’t always mean that the poachers will not shoot them, but I still think that it’s a better idea than none!.