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Giant anteaters in Brazil have killed two hunters in separate incidents, raising concerns about the animals’ loss of habitat and the growing risk of dangerous encounters with people, researchers said. The long-nosed, hairy mammals are not typically aggressive toward people and are considered a vulnerable species by the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN), largely due to deforestation and human settlements that encroach on their territory. The case studies of two fatal attacks by giant anteaters were described in the journal Wilderness and Environmental Medicine, which released the paper online this month, ahead of its publication in the December print issue. “Both were farmers, were hunting and were attacked by wounded or cornered animals,” lead author Vidal Haddad of the Botucatu School of Medicine at Sao Paulo State University told AFP.

Giant anteaters in Brazil have killed two hunters in separate incidents, raising concerns about the animals’ loss of habitat and the growing risk of dangerous encounters with people, researchers said. The long-nosed, hairy mammals are not typically aggressive toward people and are considered a vulnerable species by the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN), largely due to deforestation and human settlements that encroach on their territory. The case studies of two fatal attacks by giant anteaters were described in the journal Wilderness and Environmental Medicine, which released the paper online this month, ahead of its publication in the December print issue. “Both were farmers, were hunting and were attacked by wounded or cornered animals,” lead author Vidal Haddad of the Botucatu School of Medicine at Sao Paulo State University told AFP.

Maria Daines BBC Radio Sue Marchant Show May 09 Shelter Me CD Release on…

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Polecat at Secret World (by Secret World Wildlife Rescue)

Polecat at Secret World (by Secret World Wildlife Rescue)

thelovelyseas:

The controversial whale shark scene of Oslob. More and more whale sharks are gathering here since the fishermen started feeding the sharks and tourists flock to this place to watch the show. While tourism is booming, environmentalists are concerned about the negative effects feeding wild migratory animals can have. Here the popular shark Fermin shows big scars after getting hit by a propeller by Steve De Neef

thelovelyseas:

The controversial whale shark scene of Oslob. More and more whale sharks are gathering here since the fishermen started feeding the sharks and tourists flock to this place to watch the show. While tourism is booming, environmentalists are concerned about the negative effects feeding wild migratory animals can have. 
Here the popular shark Fermin shows big scars after getting hit by a propeller by Steve De Neef

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libutron:

Pied Falconets
The Pied Falconet, scientifically named Microhierax melanoleucos (Falconidae), is a species native to Bangladesh, China, India, Lao People’s Democratic Republic, and Viet Nam.
Members of the genus Microhierax are the smallest of falcons. M. melanoleucos is only 18-20 cm in size.
Pied Falconets feed mostly on insects, but also on small birds to the size of a thrush, and small ground mammals and reptiles. Insects and birds are taken in flight.
References: [1] - [2]
Photo credit: ©Looking@Nature
Locality: unknown

libutron:

Pied Falconets

The Pied Falconet, scientifically named Microhierax melanoleucos (Falconidae), is a species native to Bangladesh, China, India, Lao People’s Democratic Republic, and Viet Nam.

Members of the genus Microhierax are the smallest of falcons. M. melanoleucos is only 18-20 cm in size.

Pied Falconets feed mostly on insects, but also on small birds to the size of a thrush, and small ground mammals and reptiles. Insects and birds are taken in flight.

References: [1] - [2]

Photo credit: ©Looking@Nature

Locality: unknown

pencilcat:

A Collection of Itty Bitty Critters

All photos were taken by me, of various tiny animals found around my house over the years.

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