(True Activist) For everyone that has been worried over Kenya’s elephant population declining they can now breathe a sense of relief. While 2020 has proven to most to be the worst year ever, here’s one story that will have people jumping for joy. During World Elephant Day, Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS) announced to the public that over the last three decades, Kenya has managed to double their elephant population! A feat proven by numbers, having grown from 16,000 in 1989 to 34,800 by the of 2019.
(True Activist) The ongoing bushfire crisis in Australia has ravaged its plant life and up to 500 million mammals, reptiles and birds – including 8,000 koalas’ lives which could easily devastate the diversity in the country.
With the terrifying outcome of these fires, Australians have stepped up and volunteered, putting their own lives at risk to kill the fires along with the firefighting brigades. They have also donated to animal hospitals and non-profit organizations, working non-stop to lessen the effects of this environmental disaster. →
The size of the Orca herd in the Pacific Northwest waters has fallen to 75 as birthed calves continue to die.
Their plight is symptomatic of the poor health of the world’s oceans.
Grieving orca highlights plight of endangered whales
PHUONG LE, Associated Press, Aug. 1, 2018
SEATTLE (AP) — Whale researchers are keeping close watch on an endangered orca that has spent the past week keeping her dead calf afloat in Pacific Northwest waters, a display that has struck an emotional chord around the world and highlighted the plight of the declining population that has not seen a successful birth since 2015.
Researchers have observed the 20-year-old whale known as J35 pushing her dead young along and propping it up while swimming for miles in the waters of Washington state and British Columbia. The calf died July 24 shortly after it was born.
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“Like father, like son” may be a cliche adage, but it is incredibly true when it comes to 13-year-old Robert Irwin and his deceased father, Steve Irwin. Following in the footsteps of his dad, Robert has developed a penchant for wildlife. However, he’s gone one step further by merging that passion with a talent for photography. …Read more & photos
Franco Banfi If you’ve ever wondered if sperm whales sleep, here’s your answer. While diving off the coast of Dominica Island in the Caribbean Sea, professional underwater photographer Franco Banfi had the extraordinary opportunity of photographing sperm whales napping. Banfi was tracking the mammals and recalled that all of a sudden, the whales stopped moving…