Endangered Baby Tapir Tests His Tiny Trunk

It’s “watermelon” season at the San Diego Zoo! A 13-day-old endangered Baird’s tapir calf strutted his unique striped coat—with a watermelon-like pattern—before his scheduled bottle feeding at the Zoo’s Harry and Grace Steele Elephant Odyssey. Animal care staff are helping with assisted rearing of the youngster, along with daily interactions between the male calf and his mother Luna—and the other animals that share his mixed-species habitat, behind a protective fence.

“Animal care and veterinary staff performed ultrasounds, using protective contact, for months leading up to the calf’s birth, to identify milestones in Luna’s pregnancy and provide useful information for future pregnancies of this endangered species,” said Matt Akel, animal care manager. “The last endangered Baird’s calf born at the Zoo was in 1988, so we’re thrilled with the arrival of this male—and happy to provide him with optimal care, since mom wasn’t successful.”

After a 13-month gestation period, the calf was born behind the scenes on June 13, 2018 to first-time mom Luna. When she wasn’t able to care for her newborn, animal care staff stepped in with assisted rearing, to ensure the calf’s health. At birth, the calf weighed 22 pounds, but he has steadily gained weight. Keepers milked Luna through protected contact during the first week after the birth, to provide the calf with necessary nutrition and round-the-clock care. However, the calf’s diet is now being supplemented with goat’s milk and a protein mix, and bottle feedings are provided five times a day.

The calf’s spots and stripes serve as camouflage protection in the dappled light of the tapirs’ forest floor habitat. Calves begin to lose these markings after a few months, and they resemble miniature adults at about 8 months of age.

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The Best Of Eagle Attacks 2018 – Most Amazing Moments Of Wild Animal Fights! Wild Discovery Animals

The Best Of Eagle Attacks 2018 – Most Amazing Moments Of Wild Animal Fights! Wild Discovery Animals
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Published: 2018-04-14 11:04:01
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5 Megalodon Caught on Camera & Spotted In Real Life! #2

5 Megalodon Caught on Tape & Spotted In Real Life!


The Megalodon is a prehistoric creature resembling a shark, but much bigger and more vicious. Megalodon or “big tooth is a species of 20-yards-long sharks that lived between 23 and 2.6 million years ago. Its teeth were 7 inches long and could tear through meat like butter. This massive monster is considered to be the most powerful predator in history. But some say that specimens of the terrifying fish still live in our waters today. Here are 5 Megalodons caught on camera & spotted in real life part two.

#5 Cape Town Megalodon Attack

On a charter fishing boat, off the coast of Cape Town, South Africa, four friends decide to take a fishing trip. One of the girls on the ship says they are off to catch the biggest fish they can find, but it seems like maybe the biggest fish found them. The boat suffers an enormous blow, the camera falls to the floor and you can hear the friend’s voices screaming. Later, news reports claimed that the bodies of the four people could not be found. Investigators also found the boat either bitten or torn in half.

#4 Not Quite Biting Today…Wait, Yes They Are

Imagine sitting on a boat, enjoying a beer and fishing when you see a much bigger fish than you bargained on. The man in this video captures two fins approaching his boat. His fright escalates when see how far apart the dorsal fin and the upper lobe are from one another.. The fisherman finally panics, but captures a terrific up-close image of the gigantic monster of the deep. If the video isn’t a forgery, there is no question that the size of the fish makes it a real-life present-day Megalodon.

#3 Kayak Catastrophe

Almost any shark can be terrifying. But 42 footer right in front of your kayak? This incident happened to one unlucky kayak enthusiast on his day off. As the giant black shark approaches the hobbyist, you can see the man trying to paddle away from certain death. Compared to this brutal doom, they actually had it easy in the movie Deliverance.

#2 Megalodon Attacks A Whale

The whale is the biggest creature to roam in the depths of the ocean. A whale’s surface splash is a tremendous visual. But this time, the whale’s breathing is interrupted by a Megalodon, and what happens next has been called a clash of the titans. But what happens when this event is ruined by a battle of the titans. A whale fighting a Megalodon. Unfortunately, we don’t have a happy ending to report – the Megalodon makes a meal out of a chunk of the whale’s tail, wounding the beautiful giant.

#1 Chile Today, Shark Tomorrow

Governments have often placed underwater cameras on the sea floor to monitor the behavior of marine life. The cameras have spotted some astounding things over the years, and private-sector investigators have followed suit with aquatic cameras of their own. One young man from Chile who placed a camera in the Pacific Ocean captured the image of an unusually large fish and immediately reported it to authorities. By synchronizing frames of video and doing some calculations, marine biologists determined the size of the animal…an astonishing 62 feet. Being skeptical, they re- calculated their results and got the same amazing result. This could be real life evidence that the Megalodon exists!

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Animal Heroes 2017 – Amazing Animals Helping And Rescuing Other Animals – Compilation 2017

Animal Heroes 2017 – Amazing Animals Helping And Rescuing Other Animals

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Doves chicks die in nest; How the parents reacted

FURTHER UPDATE (June 5, 2015): I received this message from John, a biologist. I think this answers most of your questions. Thanks John!!

“Goodpasture had the answer in hand when he examined the nest and saw the thousands of mites. Both rodents and birds that reuse their nests have a chronic problem of mite buildup that can be fatal to the young. Both scavenger and parasitic mites can rapidly increase in the warm nest in a short time. And as the nest is gradually increased over time, more mite survive over the unused time. Mites will develop on organic materials available from both adult and young feces, bits of food, nesting material that may include adult saliva used as an adhesive and young chicks. Mites are too small for the adults to see or remove even if they did. Towards the end of the video it appears that the male was viewing the remaining chick as it was swarming with mites,trying to figure out what was occurring. Naked chicks and rodents are fair game for rapidly developing mite populations. Keep in mind why there are bird baths and why adult birds dust themselves on the ground: removal of mites and other ectoparasites.
Those who provide platforms for nesting birds for pleasure or photography should remove the nesting material after the fledge and provide a small amount of similar material on the platform as an incentive for a return.
The world is beautiful as your photography records, but we know it also has many other dimensions that are not pleasant but very real. Now that you know I am hopeful that your (doves) fledge rate greatly increases. Thank you for letting me have a say.”

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2014 UPDATE: Let me try to reply to some of the comments made. First, I don’t know WHY they died. I NEVER interfered with the birds. My best guess is disease. There were literally thousands of mites all over the nest. The lamp had nothing to do with their deaths. Before this, the doves had raised two successful broods. And AFTER, a pair of robins successfully raise four chicks. As for the music… get over it!! I wasn’t able to capture much sound so I used music as best I could to capture the mood and emotion of what’s happening. Finally, I’m kind of shocked a level of immaturity of people’s posts. Come on!! Keep it clean and relevant! One more thing: a LOT of people commented on the birds “stepping” on the young. I’ve noticed this throughout all of the different birds that have raised young. It doesn’t appear to injure the chicks, but I agree it does seem odd. I have many more hours of other bird activities. I just need to find the time to edit them down to the best and most interesting moments.

After raising two successful broods, a pair of mourning doves had their chicks unexpectedly die just days after hatching. I happened to get video the day before and after they hatched. A few days later when I noticed one had died, I set up the video camera to capture the aftermath and how the parents reacted. Truly fascinating view of the natural behavior of how the dove parents handled the situation.

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Primitive Technology: Man Make Crocodile Trap – How To Make Big Crocodile Trap Work

Primitive Technology: Man Make Crocodile Trap – How To Make Big Crocodile Trap Work

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