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Abandoned Pit Bull Jumps From Third-Story Window to Escape Confinement
Offbeat  (tags: courageous young pit bull, starved, neglected, jumped, third story window, surival, rescued )

Simone
- 1075 days ago - examiner.com
A one-year old Pit bull made her own escape after being abandoned and starved for two months. On September 30, 2011, she decided to jump out a third-story window in a New Bedford, MA apartment building in search of a better life.
'Big Cats' Make a Comeback in South Africa
Offbeat  (tags: big cats, reserves, parks, south africa, surival, endangered, populations, recovering )

Simone
- 1114 days ago - voanews.com
South African game reserves reestablish leopard and cheetah populations in an area where the predators once thrived
Action Plan Undertaken to Save Tigers
Offbeat  (tags: tigers, action plan, surival, wild tigers, conservation plans )

Simone
- 1148 days ago - thedailystar.net
The government has undertaken an action plan for saving the Royal Bengal Tigers of the Sundarbans, the world's largest mangrove forests, a top forest official said on Friday. "The Tk 276 crore Tiger Action Plan would be implemented as part of
The Flight Of The Penguins (VIDEO/PHOTOS)
Offbeat  (tags: penguins, habits, wild animals, surival, interesting )

Simone
- 1159 days ago - globalanimal.org
With stocky builds and short arms used for paddling, penguins do not have the most athletic physiques in the animal kingdom. However, these arctic birds possess the unique combination of swimming masterfully and getting airborne.
The Superheroes of 'African Cats' and 'Born to Be Wild'
Offbeat  (tags: african cats, orphaned elephants, surival, documentaries, awareness, kenya )

Simone
- 1247 days ago - latimes.com
Disneynature's new documentary "African Cats" centers on two animal families struggling to survive in the savanna in Kenya: an injured lioness raising a cub and a cheetah who's just given birth to five cubs. The threats they face -- including shrinking
Radio Collar 'Chokes' Big Cat
Offbeat  (tags: controversy, tiger, found, recovering, choking, radio collar, surival )

Simone
- 1250 days ago - timesofindia.indiatimes.com
Controversy has again struck the Sunderbans. This time, a ten-year-old male tiger caught from Dobanki seven days back is bearing the brunt. The radio collar fitted to the tiger stopped functioning about three months back, but it is yet to be removed.
A Tale of the Brumby of Australia
Offbeat  (tags: brumbies, wild horses, australia, surival, bushlands, controversy, slaughtered )

Simone
- 1272 days ago - tuesdayshorse.wordpress.com
The Brumby of Australia have been demonised and revered, all in the same time frame, just differently by those holding differing views. As this planet rolled on into the 21st century, so too did holocaustic fires sweep the Snowy Mountains of eastern
Battle Scars From the Bush
Offbeat  (tags: elephants, wildife, elephant truck, interesting, bush, surival )

Simone
- 1381 days ago - wcs.org
It could be said that an elephant's trunk is the most useful part of its body. As both an upper lip and a nose--and containing more than 4000 muscles--the trunk comes in handy for so many tasks. Elephants use their trunks for eating and drinking, of
Should Societal Values Be Considered When Placing Animals on the Endangered Species List?
Offbeat  (tags: public, humans, grey wolves, surival, endangered species act, protection )

Simone
- 1381 days ago - treehugger.com
Though the US Fish & Wildlife Service is tasked with placing animals on the Endangered Species List based on "the best scientific and commercial data available" when it comes to the gray wolf in the northern Rockies, important social science data on how
Preserving Polar Bears for Our Children
Offbeat  (tags: polar bears, humans, destruction, surival, children, conservation, preservation )

Simone
- 1381 days ago - huffingtonpost.com
Climate change has had such a dramatic impact on polar bear populations that my son's generation could be the last to see polar bears on U.S. shores. With their homes literally melting away beneath their feet, there are now fewer than 20,000 polar bears
Our Lynx to the Future
Offbeat  (tags: world's most endangered cat, iberian lynxs, surival, populations, environment )

Simone
- 1386 days ago - theolivepress.es
IT is the most endangered cat on the planet. Yet many people in southern Spain are completely unaware that the last remaining Iberian lynxes are living right on their doorstep. And nearer and nearer every day, as it happens. Twice the size of a
Writers on the Range: Wolves Still May Not Have a Prayer
Offbeat  (tags: mexican grey wolves, reintroduction, prayers, surival, ranchers, opinions, maglined, massacred )

Simone
- 1391 days ago - summitdaily.com
With the opening of their holding pens 12 years ago, wolves stepped into their historic home on the Southwestern desert for the first time in over 50 years. So began the reintroduction of the Mexican gray wolf into southern Arizona and New Mexico.
Starving Bears Resort to Digging Up Coffins and Eating Human Bodies in Russia
Offbeat  (tags: tragic, starving russian bears, dying, surival, graves, eating human bodies )

Simone
- 1422 days ago - dailymail.co.uk
Starving bears in northern Russia have resorted to digging up graves in cemeteries and eating bodies. A scorching summer has destroyed the bears' natural food sources of forest berries and mushrooms, forcing them to look elsewhere.
"A Bundle of Lynx Kittens..."
Offbeat  (tags: lynx kittens, breeding programmes, colorado, surival )

Simone
- 1435 days ago - defendersblog.org
In September, we posted an article about recent wins for lynx in the Northern Rockies, including the news that a lynx reintroduction program in Colorado had been deemed a success by state wildlife officials.
What Does the World Water Crisis Mean for Animals?
Offbeat  (tags: water supply, surival, environment, animals )

Simone
- 1435 days ago - animals.change.org
At the most basic level, animals need clean drinking water, too. While some animals are able to tolerate some water-borne pathogens better than humans, there's a long list of bacteria and parasites that are just as harmful or deadly in other species.
 

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