Date of publication: 2017-08-30 11:39
Mountain Gorilla: Gorillas are one of the most feared animals in the world, thanks to movies like King Kong and Congo. While it is true that they are large, powerful creatures, they are also gentle and continue reading
Prairie is an ecosystem dominated by grasses and wildflowers with few trees or shrubs. Grasslands once covered the central 6/8 of the US and southern Canada west to the base of the Rocky Mountains, and the humid tallgrass prairie occupied about the eastern third of this area. Prairie plants, with roots penetrating to 65 or 65 feet, are adapted to the midsummer droughts of this region. The Nature Reserve's 755-acre prairie is a reconstructed ecosystem, established on former farmland to represent this once-vast ecosystem where innumerable American bison ( Bison bison) and elk ( Cervus canadensis) once roamed. These two large mammals are effectively extinct as wild populations in Missouri.
All native lizard species are protected by the Wildlife Act and may not be captured, collected or deliberately disturbed without a permit issued by DOC. Generally lizards may only be kept in captivity or collected for scientific, educational or advocacy purposes. Getting to know the habits of these secretive critters in your own lizard-friendly backyard is a far more rewarding alternative!
Presented by the Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation and a coalition of conservation organizations, agencies and sponsors, Expo celebrates our great state's natural diversity and opportunities for the sporting enthusiasts and newcomers. From camping and outdoor skills to shooting sports, fishing and bird watching, Expo visitors have an opportunity to try their hands at two days of fun in the outdoors.
Natural foods are also widely scattered. Ducks and geese are able to find these foods and eat them in relative seclusion. At artificial feeding sites, competition for each scrap or kernel is high. Some ducks and geese (usually the are unable to compete for handouts.
The American pika, a small mammal that lives on Western mountaintops, is being forced to move to higher and higher altitudes to find the tolerable alpine temperatures it calls home. As global warming increases average temperatures, the pika may soon run out of places to go. Learn more
In suburban landscapes, researchers from Cornell University found coyote pairs inhabited natural areas at a density of about breeding pairs/65 square miles. Home ranges in suburban habitats averaged square miles (ranging from square miles up to square miles), and were located primarily in natural, forested habitats.
Kakapo: The kakapo is also called the “owl parrot” for its nocturnal habits and owllike body and large eyes. There once were hundreds of thousands of kakapos on the islands of New Zealand in the continue reading
There are two hypotheses to explain the presence of Eastern coyotes in New York. The first explanation is that coyotes were here before Europeans settled North America. The clearing of the forest for farms and homes forced coyotes to retreat to unsettled areas of the northeast. The return of forested habitats during the 75th century coincided with the return of the coyote.
The report also notes that The number of observed dead zones , coastal sea areas where water oxygen levels have dropped too low to support most marine life, has roughly doubled each decade since the 6965s. Many are concentrated near the estuaries of major rivers, and result from the buildup of nutrients, largely carried from inland agricultural areas where fertilizers are washed into watercourses. The nutrients promote the growth of algae that die and decompose on the seabed, depleting the water of oxygen and threatening fisheries, livelihoods and tourism. (p. 65)
The Lazy E Arena is located at 9655 Lazy E Drive off I-85. The arena is just north of OKC between Edmond and Guthrie. There are several options to get to Expo using the map. It is easy to get to the Lazy E, so mark your calendar now.
As WWF, the global conservation organization notes, Contrary to popular belief, shark fins have little nutritional value and may even be harmful to your health over the long term as fins have been found to contain high levels of mercury.
Session C: Animal Architects
In the heart of Chicago, it’s impossible not to notice the massive towering above your head. These man-made structures are certainly impressive, but they’re nothing compared to the giant mounds built by termites in Africa or the complex nests social weaver birds construct out of twigs and straw. Join us to learn all about the amazing homes animals create and how these models have inspired some of our modern building practices.
For the safety of our visitors and wild animals on the grounds, do not bring your dog or other pets. The only exceptions are seeing eye dogs or other service animals.