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Thirsty Koala Drinks from Cyclist’s Water Bottle

  View this post on Instagram   There were about a dozen cyclists around me watching this (all men) and several commented that it was genuinely the best thing they’ve witnessed. What a truly wonderful experience. Check out my previous posts this morning for explanation. : : : #cyclingtips #cycling #roadcycling #roadbike #roadbikelife #lifeonabike #travelbybike…

Friday Catblogging: First lynx born in the Catalan Pyrenees for more than a century

A press release from the MónNatura Pirineus Wildlife Recovery Center release tells the tale: Today [8.9.19], the first lynx born in the Catalan Pyrenees for more than a century has been presented at MónNatura Pirineus. The animal, which is in perfect health, was born on May 28 at the MónNatura Pirineus Wildlife Recovery Center and…

Friday Catblogging: It’s not the cat…

Derek Beres writes Are cats jerks? Or are YOU the jerk?: To claim that cats aren’t social is simply a way to claim your ignorance about this particular animal. Which is the topic of a new study, conducted by researchers at Oregon State University and published in the journal Behavioral Processes. In the first experiment, a total of…

America’s Zoo Animals Go for Pumpkin Spice

? Karin Brulliard reports Pumpkin spice has infiltrated America’s zoos.  Some trends reach far, very far. Brulliard writes that From September — make that late August — through the end of the calendar year, or for as long as supplies last, no American is far from the seasonal scent of pumpkin spice. Not even American zoo animals. The powder…

Friday Catblogging: Lynx

The trial reintroduction of six Eurasian lynx in the Kielder Forest in Northumberland has become more likely as 100% of the landowners approached so far have given their approval. Read the full story: https://t.co/AdtJONrThM ? Neville Buck pic.twitter.com/5avhPHXpCr — BBC Wildlife (@WildlifeMag) August 14, 2018

Friday Catblogging: The Poachers’ Fate

Embed from Getty Images In a stunning instance of the animal kingdom taking karma into its own hands – or rather, paws – at least three poachers were mauled to death and then eaten by lions earlier this week after they illegally entered the Sibuya Game Reserve in South Africa to hunt rhinos. “They strayed…

Friday Catblogging: Can Humans and Lions Get Along?

“Lions are really causing us havoc,” laments an African pastoralist in Nani Walker and Alan Toth’s short documentary, Living with Lions. The film chronicles the conflict between lions and humans in Laikipia County, Kenya, where drought and urbanization have pushed people and wildlife into closer contact. Conservationists attempt to mitigate the encounters, which often begin…