While more than 100,000 wild tigers roamed Asia and surrounding areas 100 year ago, now only as few as 3,200 wild tigers exist. In short, we have lost about 97 percent of the wild tiger population in one century. As with other endangered animals, human expansion, poaching, climate change and illegal wildlife trade all contribute to the rapid decline in tiger populations. Since illegal wildlife markets value every single part of tigers from whisker to tail, poachers continue to capitalize on diminishing tiger populations, killing as many as two tigers a week.
Beachgoers on the West Coast were treated to a bizarre sight this summer when thousands of peculiar sea creatures commonly called “by-the-wind sailors” washed ashore. These small, jellyfish-like marine life (scientific name…
Of all of life’s most pressing questions, the question of exactly why our believed canines indulge in sod snacks probably doesn’t top the list. Nevertheless, there are those who make it their mission to resolve these issues, and their findings might surprise you.
Though we aren’t even halfway through September, we’ve already uncovered some of the cutest animal videos to date. From a baby elephant blowing bubbles to a handicapped pup who hops like a kangaroo, these five animals videos from September will surely brighten your day.
A 3-Month-Old Baby Fox Prances Around
With Dumbo ears and the sweetest facial expressions, fennec foxes are cute in any setting, so it comes as no surprise that this baby fennec fox is easily the most adorable animal you’ve ever seen. Shared by the San Diego Zoo, this short clip features a 3-month-old fennec fox as it attacks toys, hops around in cardboard boxes and digs into a box of dirt. This fox weighs just 1.5 pounds.
Surviving and thriving is the name of the game in the animal kingdom. Predator or prey, their varying survival methods continue to baffle humankind. That can especially be said about camouflage, or natural selection’s way of saying that if you want to survive in this world, you must not stand out. Animals that are often hunted by predators use camouflage in order to hide in plain sight, and predators will use camouflage in order to sneak up on prey without giving them a chance to do much protesting. The following images are the “Where’s Waldo” of the wilderness.