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!.
For those who are regular readers you may remember my slight obsession with Daddy Dash and his baby ostriches. Over the last couple of years I have been watching Dash raise baby ostriches all from Ustream from a live web feed.
There has been a lot of sadness, baby ostriches have a high mortality rate, which is why in the wild they lay so many eggs. So if you only have 5 eggs the chances of them all surviving are extremely rare. So after the last batch of babies and having only one survive I honestly wasn’t sure if Daddy Dash (as we call him) would ever do it again…But he is!
Over the years we have 3 groups of baby ostriches and grow and die.
This year we have a batch of 5 eggs and this will be the fourth attempt. Please join us on the 25th of July as this expected date of the new hatchlings! Until then watch them live on Ustream!
If you want to find out anymore information about the past baby Ostriches and to see how well Aries is doing please check out the Facebook page:
I am so sad today! It is one week to go until Nat Geo and the UStream Channels finish with their WildLife Safari for the year (in fact I am watching it right this second…Go Watch it…Right now! Wild Safari Live! )
Check out some of their Facebook pages here: Wild Safari Live TV
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I am highly encouraging all of you to take total advantage of this extremely unique opportunity while you can! I promise you, you wont be disappointed!
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