Other Animals

Griffin enjoys his “tickle.” In previous blog posts, I’ve written about our daily schedule with the parrots…how we try to balance meals, clean-up, playtime, exercise, and research tasks to ensure that everything gets done on a daily basis. Sometimes, however, good intentions are not enough, and occasionally life conspires to wreck our plans. At those
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What is coronavirus (COVID-19)? Why is it concerning? What do we do about it? These are questions we all need to answer. Clint gives you the information that you need so that you can make informed decisions. We’re going to get through this together. ==== “Philippine Pangolin Curled-up by Gregg Yan” by Shukran888 under CC
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Webinar: Translating Parrot: Pet Bird Behavior Q&A Date: Friday, June 7, 2024 Time: 12:00 pm PDT (double-check your local time with this time zone converter) Join us for a FREE, live, interactive webinar hosted by Laura Doering, former editor of Bird Talk magazine and Birds USA magazine. Our special guest, Pamela Clark, is a well-known
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Dr. Peter Lindsey, Director of the Lion Recovery Fund, recently wrote an opinion piece that was featured in the San Francisco Chronicle about the need for people to turn their attention away from consumerism and toward the natural treasures of our planet—wildlife. African lion Rather than purchasing the latest trick tech device, consumers can use
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Dr. Olah examines a cockatoo feather.Image by George Olah, PhD George Olah, PhD, of the Australian National University (ANU) College of Science has been on the cutting edge of conservation research, tropical ecology, and sequencing technology for many years. I have been following his work on behalf of wild parrots with awe for a long
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In years past, birdwatching was often thought of as a sort of “old-fashioned” pastime. You might picture the average birder as a friendly grandma hanging out on her favorite park bench. But times have changed. There have always been young birdwatchers, but ever since the 2020 Covid-19 pandemic, birdwatching is trendier than ever. So what’s
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Did you know that there are over 20 families of snakes? How many can you name? I bet it is fewer than 10. So what are all of these snake families, and how are they related to one another? I’ll show you. There are some crazy snake out there! Happy Lepidosaur 2024! #clintsreptiles #snake #snakes
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The Hoosier State is the so-called crossroads of America and home for the staggering 422 birds of Indiana throughout the year, including 180 annual breeding species and even some surprising short-term migrants. Even though songbird numbers have decreased in Indiana it recent years, it is still an excellent place for bird watchers and nature photographers
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In March, Wisdom was photographed still dancing with potential mates, still seeking the perfect match. Photo by Jon Plissner USFWS 2023 Wisdom is a Laysan albatross that we have written about before. Back in 2021, Wisdom was 70 and still laying eggs. She was banded in 1956 as a young bird and is currently recognized
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Dr. Aristide Takoukam Kamla, a former participant in the WCN Scholarship Program and Career Program, recently received a Whitley Award for his important work restoring Cameroon’s Lake Ossa for the African manatees and local communities who rely on the lake to survive. Dr. Aristide Takoukam Kamla In a world facing pressing environmental challenges, individuals like
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Get any seasoned birdwatcher talking, and you’ll soon hear all about the rarest birds on their life list. But for newcomers to the hobby who don’t know the vocabulary, these conversations might leave you scratching your head. What is a life list? Do I have to keep a life list to birdwatch? What counts as
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Why should kids have all the fun? Clint’s Reptiles has an exciting announcement for not just the kids, but for the parents as well. But this opportunity won’t last long! Go to clintsreptiles.com now to sign up! ==== Clint is a professional biologist and educator, but above all, Clint LOVES reptiles and he loves to
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