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Re: Animal World Tales

PostPosted: Sat Mar 24, 2018 2:08 pm
by CielOnTap
Australia is dealing with a large number of dolphins that beached themselves.
https://www.theweathernetwork.com/news/articles/150-stranded-whales-on-australias-west-coast/97934/

Newfoundland, Canada had some dolphins trapped by ice in a bay. In the end, the local fire chief broke ice with an excavator (the Coast Guard had been called but its ship was too big to enter the area and the noise would have alarmed the trapped dolphins.

http://nationalpost.com/news/canada/pod-of-dolphins-further-enclosed-by-ice-in-newfoundland-harbour-fisheries

Re: Animal World Tales

PostPosted: Thu Apr 12, 2018 10:46 am
by CielOnTap
A maritime organism that bonds with others of its kind has washed up in huge masses on the French coast.

https://www.theweathernetwork.com/news/articles/velellavelella-velella-velella-wash-ashore-on-french-coastline/99216/

The organisms have venom so people are advised not to touch them.

Re: Animal World Tales

PostPosted: Wed Jun 20, 2018 3:06 pm
by CielOnTap
If a service dog approaches you without its owner, how do you handle the encounter? You follow it if it "asks" you with a nudge to your leg.
After Hope's tweet went viral, the TODAY show interviewed a professional dog trainer about what to do in this scenario. The trainer echoed Hope's tweet and elaborated, "What [the dog is] going to do is take their nose and nudge your leg. Service dogs are trained to not bark or jump, so all you have to do is simply follow them to their owner in distress. The verbal cue is not going to be a secret password," she said. "You can say, ‘What?’ or ‘Where?’ or just start walking [with the dog]."

https://www.firstforwomen.com/posts/what-to-do-if-service-dog-has-no-owner-162120

In the wildlife world, INTERPOL conducted a month-long crackdown for smuggled animals, dead or alive. Here's the outcome:
Operation Thunderstorm, which followed similar stings in past years, yielded seizures worth millions of dollars during May, according to Interpol.

“The results are spectacular,” said Sheldon Jordan, Canada’s director general of wildlife enforcement.

Acknowledging the magnitude of the problem, Jordan said global wildlife crime is worth about $150 billion (U.S.) annually and is fourth in value after the illegal drug trade, counterfeiting and human trafficking.

A total of 43 tons of contraband meat — including bear, elephant, crocodile, whale and zebra — 1.3 tons of elephant ivory, 27,000 reptiles, about 4,000 birds, 48 live primates, 14 big cats and two polar bear carcasses were also seized. Several tons of wood and timber were also seized.


https://www.thestar.com/news/world/2018/06/20/interpol-carries-out-giant-crackdown-against-wildlife-crime-in-92-countries.html

Re: Animal World Tales

PostPosted: Sat Jun 30, 2018 2:06 pm
by CielOnTap
Someone left a rabbit in a shopping bag in the women's washroom. The noise the rabbit made caused a person to notify authorities who thought it might be a bomb. https://www.theweathernetwork.com/news/articles/australia-airport-bunny-rabbit-mistaken-for-bomb-threat-rspca/105743/

Why does the bunny remind me of a Corgi dog with its fur and hopping?