Wildlife Killing Contests

Wildlife killing contests are organized events in which participants kill animals within a certain timeframe for cash, prizes, entertainment, or other inducements. Teams compete in judging categories that often focus on the number of animals killed, the weight or the sex of animals killed, particular species killed, or smallest or largest body or body part… Continue reading Wildlife Killing Contests

Biosecurity on the Horse Farm

With the current COVID-19 pandemic and Canadians’ alarm over how quickly a virus can spread across countries and continents, there is an understandable reaction to protect against infection from any and all viruses and pathogens. By extension, it is also essential that there is a level of biosecurity on your farm or acreage to protect… Continue reading Biosecurity on the Horse Farm

Commercial Trade

The multi-billion dollar trade in wildlife and wildlife parts and products is a crisis that animal species are facing worldwide. Animals are captured, killed and traded live or in parts for a number of purposes such as for food and medicine; clothing and ornaments; entertainment, including for pets, zoos and aquariums; and for research. Often, the more exotic… Continue reading Commercial Trade

Wild Horses and Burros

“…[W]ild free-roaming horses and burros are living symbols of the historic and pioneer spirit of the West…It is the policy of Congress that [they] shall be protected from capture, branding, harassment, or death; and to accomplish this they are to be considered in the area where presently found, as an integral part of the natural… Continue reading Wild Horses and Burros

What do badgers look like?

With its characteristic black and white-striped face, grey fur and short furry tail, the badger looks like no other UK mammal. Stocky, powerfully-built creatures, they typically weigh 10–12kg, with a body length of about 90cm. This makes them the biggest land predator in the UK. What do badgers eat? Badgers are omnivores, which means they… Continue reading What do badgers look like?

Endangered Species

The Earth is now in the midst of its sixth major animal (and plant) extinction. The last mass extinction—approximately 65 million years ago—caused the disappearance of the dinosaurs. Although extinctions are naturally occurring, the current mass extinction is unique in that it is caused almost entirely by humans. According to the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species,… Continue reading Endangered Species

Stallion Horses

There are many different horse breeds all over the world. They are different in size and color. In some countries, you can see small horse breeds called “pony”. But though they are pretty small in size, many of them are regarded as beautiful horses. Around the world, there are horses known to be strange yet beautiful,… Continue reading Stallion Horses

Gibbons

Gibbons at Walt Disney World Resort These playful and very vocal primates call the treetops home, but you don’t have to trek into the forest to find them. You can spot 2 species of gibbons near the entrances to Kali River Rapids and Maharajah Jungle Trek: siamangs and white-cheeked. Gibbons in the WildGibbons live in the warm climates of… Continue reading Gibbons

African Elephants

African Elephants at Walt Disney World Resort You can encounter a whole herd of African elephants on the Kilimanjaro Safaris attraction or by experiencing Caring for Giants at Disney’s Animal Kingdom park. Our elephant habitats are designed to enrich the animals’ lives and encourage them to display natural behaviors such as social interaction, foraging and play. Spread out over… Continue reading African Elephants

Gorillas

Gorillas at Walt Disney World Resort Gorillas in the WildThere are 2 gorilla species, western gorilla and eastern gorilla, and each has 2 subspecies—one that lives in the lowlands, one that lives at higher elevations. These awesome apes make their home in 8 countries across central and western Africa, typically in lowland tropical rainforests. Gorillas… Continue reading Gorillas