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Message 2120228 - Posted: 31 May 2023, 13:32:26 UTC

Lurking alligator traps swimmers on platform in middle of Texas lake, videos show
The videos shared Sunday, May 28, by a TikTok user showed dozens of swimmers along the Huntsville State Park shore while others were trapped on the platform. Alligators are among the creatures that live in the lake, which is in a northern suburb of Houston. Many people said in the TikTok comments that visitors are often warned about the lake’s habitants. But some likely didn’t get the memo.
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Message 2120229 - Posted: 31 May 2023, 14:20:36 UTC

The gators’ are probably looking at the platform like a dinner plate.

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Message 2120583 - Posted: 8 Jun 2023, 11:35:52 UTC

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Message 2120929 - Posted: 14 Jun 2023, 22:42:48 UTC

Oh no! :-(

Philadelphia Zoo officials say dye may have killed its five meerkats.

In less than two weeks, all five of the Philadelphia Zoo’s meerkats died. Now, the zoo needs to find out why.

“We had five meerkats that passed between June 1st and Monday,” Amy Shearer, chief experience officer for the zoo, said Wednesday in a phone interview. “The whole staff is devastated.”

The deaths could have “possibly” been caused by an agricultural dye called Nyanzol-D, she said.

“The Zoo is pursuing the possibility that the dye that has been used for 30 years to differentiate some of the animals may have caused a toxic reaction,” Shearer said.

The group of meerkats were siblings named Nkosi, Lula, Ari, Kgala and Nya, and had been at the zoo since 2013, according to Shearer.

The zoo also uses Nyanzol-D on its small primates, according to Shearer, though it has now stopped using the chemical due to the recent fatalities. The dye had been used on the meerkats before, and none of the other animals at the zoo are sick, she said......
That's so sad.
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Message 2120943 - Posted: 15 Jun 2023, 2:23:15 UTC - in response to Message 2120929.  

Did a web search on the dye because that name seems familiar and sadly, I was right.

Sun 16 Jun 2019 01.00 EDT
Seven baby monkeys died from poisoning at US research center
The young macaques died after their mothers were marked with dye at the University of California, Davis, primate research laboratory.

Once reunited with their infants, the female macaques inadvertently transferred the dye, which proved toxic to them. Seven of the infants, none more than a few weeks old – with one just a day old – subsequently died.
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Message 2120952 - Posted: 15 Jun 2023, 8:14:59 UTC - in response to Message 2120943.  
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... And is that stuff eaten by humans also?...

Eat healthy?!
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Message 2121227 - Posted: 20 Jun 2023, 5:22:00 UTC

What were they expecting?
Netflix film crew attacked by huge sharks near Hawaii while shooting nature show: ‘Like something out of Jaws’
A Netflix documentary film crew had a scary encounter on the waters of the Pacific Ocean north of Hawaii when the blow-up boats they were floating in were attacked by 15-foot Tiger sharks, according to reports.

The crew, who were collecting footage of a Laysan albatross’s maiden flight for David Attenborough’s Our Planet II, had been aiming to get shots underwater during the six-day trip.
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Message 2121427 - Posted: 24 Jun 2023, 10:01:40 UTC
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3 very lucky lost visitors.

Lost Fiordland penguins found in Esperance, far from New Zealand breeding site, raise concerns for seabirds.


Though I'm not surprised that they wound up here as there's been some very intense interaction going on between the Roaring Forties and the Furious Fifties of late.

Sadly what isn't know is how many perished along the way. :-(
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Message 2121597 - Posted: 26 Jun 2023, 21:37:34 UTC

Our unique seadragons and a question has been answered between east and west species.

Citizen science and artificial intelligence help uncover mysteries of seadragons on Great Southern Reef


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Message 2121648 - Posted: 27 Jun 2023, 19:56:02 UTC

Touching moment chimp sees outdoors for the first time
Vanilla, a 28-year-old chimpanzee, had never been outside of a cage or enclosure. She is one of the surviving chimps from the New York-based Laboratory for Experimental Medicine & Surgery in Primates (LEMSIP). Vanilla and her sister, Shake, have a new island home at Save the Chimps in Fort Pierce, Florida.
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Message 2121688 - Posted: 28 Jun 2023, 8:24:10 UTC

Woops! It's back to the drawing board for these dam builders.

See a Beaver Dam Collapse and Instantly Drain the Massive Pond It Had Built.

There have been some devasting dam collapses in human history. Most notable, perhaps, was the failure of the South Fork Dam near Johnstown, Pennsylvania in May 1889. Its collapse released 20 million tons of water, sand and debris which flattened buildings in its path killing over 2,000 people.

However, humans did not invent dams! Beavers perfected the art of dam building a long time before we did and as this astonishing clip reveals, they also encounter structural failures. In the below footage, we get to see a beaver dam collapsing in Cook, Minnesota. It had taken the beavers seven years to create. Thankfully, no one was injured in the torrent of water that was released...
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Message 2121889 - Posted: 30 Jun 2023, 21:05:58 UTC

Orca's revenge?
Why killer whales won’t stop ramming boats in Spain
All of the encounters involve some combination of the same roughly 15 animals, which have sunk three vessels and disabled dozens more.
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Message 2121907 - Posted: 1 Jul 2023, 2:38:17 UTC - in response to Message 2121889.  

Just being playful?

Or defending their territory?...

Or just youthful high jinx?


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Message 2121911 - Posted: 1 Jul 2023, 3:51:06 UTC

Antisocial, xenophobic lol. Possibly letting someone know they are not the top of the food chain when they go into the water? Lol.

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Message 2121917 - Posted: 1 Jul 2023, 4:58:32 UTC - in response to Message 2121907.  

Did someone leave a TV on the bottom playing US politics?
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Message 2121922 - Posted: 1 Jul 2023, 6:19:01 UTC

Obviously they havn't been looking around for them at the top of the hill from there.

Sightings of critically endangered regent honeyeater in NSW give conservationists hope.


Every season since I moved here these make a racket fighting over rights on my Chinese Creeper Vine.

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Message 2121966 - Posted: 1 Jul 2023, 21:11:54 UTC - in response to Message 2121922.  

Obviously they havn't been looking around for them at the top of the hill from there.

Sightings of critically endangered regent honeyeater in NSW give conservationists hope.


Every season since I moved here these make a racket fighting over rights on my Chinese Creeper Vine.

Cheers.

Perhaps you should contact "them" and tell them about all the honeyeaters around your house.
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Message 2121977 - Posted: 2 Jul 2023, 1:03:34 UTC - in response to Message 2121976.  

Really? Lock the bins and clean up after the kids. They tell us here in bear country to get locking bins, because once the food source is gone, so is the issue.
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