Filed under: Developing Nations, Environment, Heartwarming, Middle East | Tags: Critically Endangered Species, Friday Morning Cute, Somali Wild Ass
This charming young foal is a Somali Wild Ass named Lakisha. She was born at Zoo Basel in Switzerland. Zoo Basel is a world leader in the conservation of this Critically Endangered Species. She is the forty-first Somali Ass to be born and raised at this zoo since 1972. Here she is with Mom, and as you can see, she’s full of energy!
The Somali Wild Ass is a subspecies of the African Wild Ass. According to the International Union for Conservation of Nature, there are fewer than 1,000 African Wild Asses remaining in the wild. They are hunted for food and medicinal purposes, and compete with livestock for forage and sources of water. The Somali subspecies occurs in small populations in Somalia, Eritrea and Ethiopia.
Filed under: Developing Nations, Environment, Freedom, Heartwarming, Sports | Tags: Ashol-Pan and Her Eagle, Hunting With Golden Eagles, Mongolian Kazakhs
Here is a remarkable look at a thirteen-year-old Mongolian girl hunting with a golden eagle, from the BBC. Beautiful photography, beautiful young Mongolian girl, and a glimpse of her school, and the beauty of Mongolia. Enjoy.
Filed under: Freedom, Heartwarming, Humor, United Kingdom | Tags: A Tour of British Speech, Listen Carefully, The Accents of British Isles
The voice is that of Andrew Jack, a dialogue coach.
Filed under: Domestic Policy, Environment, Freedom, Heartwarming, Science/Technology | Tags: A Florida Panther Kitten, Cute Baby Animals, Rescued and Healthy
This Florida Panther kitten was rescued on the Florida Panther National Wildlife Refuge after January’s record cold snap. Biologists from the Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission discovered the kitten with a dangerously low body temperature, non-responsive and way too young to be separated from his mother. They transported the kitten to the Animal Specialty Hospital of Florida in Naples. Raised by people, he can’t be released to the wild. Once he’s old enough he’ll go to the Ellie Schiller Homosassa Springs Wildlife State Park.
Except for small numbers in Florida, the Florida panther, a subspecies of cougar, is extinct or rare in the Eastern United States. Puma concolor
It is the biggest of the small cats, and more closely related to our own pet cats and cheetahs of Africa. Where I grew up, we called them cougars. I never saw one in the wild, though I heard one scream several times. That is something else; “mountain screamer” doesn’t capture the sound. Sounds like a woman screaming in the most terrible agony you can imagine. Here’s a handsome grown-up. They are solitary animals, and occupy a large territory. (from zooborns.com) a favorite website.
Its a female Baird’s Tapir, born at the Palm Beach Zoo and Conservation Society. Her name is Luna, a name bestowed by school children. Mom is not as decorative as her daughter, but these Tapirs are an endangered species, so it’s nice to see this new, very cute one.
Their range in the wild is from southern Mexico down through Central America as far as Ecuador. They are mostly solitary and active at night.
Filed under: Entertainment, Freedom, Heartwarming, History, Humor, Music | Tags: Celtic Music, St. Patrick's Day, The Clancy Brothers
Filed under: Democrat Corruption, Domestic Policy, Freedom, Heartwarming, History, Humor, Politics, Progressivism | Tags: Andrew Klavan on the Culture, Extremism, Nothing Changes
This video from Andrew Klavan on the Culture is a couple of years old, which just goes to show you that nothing much changes. Nancy Pelosi is not Speaker any more, but nothing else is all that different.
The more things change, the more they stay the same, or something like that.
Filed under: Environment, Freedom, Heartwarming, History, News | Tags: Endangered Species, From Mongolia, Przewalski's Horses
This handsome little fellow is not a nod to our political opponents, but a Przewalski’s foal, born at Port Lympne Wild Animal Park in England, helping to preserve a species that was once extinct in the wild. Due to hunting and competition with livestock for water and pasture, Przewalski’s horses became extinct in Mongolia, their last refuge in the wild, in the 1970′s. This male foal was born last October and was the first born at Port Lympne in a almost a decade. Through a cooperative captive breeding program, the species has been bred in captivity and protected. After successful reintroductions to the wild , Przewalski’s Horses were listed as Critically Endangered, and revised in 2011 to just Endangered. The birth of a new foal is another vital step in continuing to protect this rare species. Here he is with mom.
Zoos have come a long way just in my lifetime. Visit zoo borns often to see the good work they do, and the cute offspring of species you never heard of.
And this new little fellow certainly qualifies. (click to enlarge)
Filed under: Freedom, Heartwarming, History, Science/Technology | Tags: A 4.5 Billion Year-Old Spaceship, Thinking on a Larger Scale, Your Neighborhood
Filed under: Freedom, Heartwarming, Science/Technology | Tags: Babies from the World's Zoos, Raising Endangered Species, Surprising Species
For more, visit www.zooborns.com, but warning, it can be addictive.