Animals in the News

How the elephant got his nose

by Rebecca on November 30, 2013

in Animals in the News

Real life elephant having his nose pulled by an alligator:

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The image was captured by photographer Ian Salisbury, who manages a safari lodge nearby.

“One of our guests had seen a crocodile try a similar attack on another elephantearlier in the day so, camera in hand, I went to see if there might be a repeat performance,” Salisbury told Caters News Agency. “The action was so quick – a couple of seconds – and fortunately I had the camera pointing in the right direction. Having spent 30 years in the African bush, I [realize] how lucky I was to catch the scene.”

The elephant dismissed the crocodile, who’d clearly bit off more than he could chew, with a quick shake of his trunk. Neither animal appears to have been seriously injured in the incident.

Read more: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/11/12/crocodile-bites-elephant-trunk-photo_n_4261089.html?icid=maing-grid7%7Chtmlws-main-bb%7Cdl1%7Csec1_lnk3%26pLid%3D405175

Virus killing dolphins and whales

by Rebecca on November 30, 2013

in Animals in the News

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A virus described as measles-like has been killing dolphins, and now whales, along the U.S. east coast in 2013. Bottlenose dolphins began dying of the virus in June of this year, and the virus has been steadily moving southward as the dolphins migrate south for winter. Now the disease has spread from New York to Florida, with a total of 753 bottlenose dolphins washed ashore from July 1 until November 3, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).

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The disease has spread from New York to Florida, with a total of 753 bottlenose dolphins washed ashore from July 1 until November 3.

http://earthsky.org/earth/virus-killing-dolphins-and-now-whales-along-u-s-east-coast

 


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