Category: Wildlife

Giant African Snail

Giant African snail (GAS), giant African land snail, kalutara snail was first introduced to Hawaii in 1936; and later introduced to the continental USA in 1966. Imported as pets and for educational purposes; may also arrive accidentally in cargo. Agricultural and garden pest; attacks… Continue Reading “Giant African Snail”

The Best Place in the Andes Mountains to visit in Peru is Machu Picchu

South America has countless landscapes and tourist destinations to look at, among them the ruins of Lost City or Machu Picchu, for which there is the eternal debate about which one is better to pay a visit. And although there is no one better… Continue Reading “The Best Place in the Andes Mountains to visit in Peru is Machu Picchu”

Tiahuanaco @ Lake Titicaca in Bolivia

Tiwanacu, also spelled Tiahuanaco, isa major pre-Columbian civilization known from ruins of the same name that are situated near the southern shore of Lake Titicaca in Bolivia. The main Tiwanaku site was added to UNESCO’s World Heritage List in 2000. Some scholars date the… Continue Reading “Tiahuanaco @ Lake Titicaca in Bolivia”

Like in many other regions of the World, Caribbean Coral Reefs are disappearing

Coral reefs form some of the most diverse ecosystems on the planet. But, for most of us, they are hidden from view. We are blind to how these ecosystems might be changing. Coral reefs face a number of threats – most of them are… Continue Reading “Like in many other regions of the World, Caribbean Coral Reefs are disappearing”

Indonesia Orangutan Jungle School

Deforestation is the greatest threat to the orangutan’s survival, and a great percentage of deforestation is set in motion to convert the land to oil palm cultivation. The rain forest, the natural habitat of the orangutan, is cleared for the benefit of plantations that… Continue Reading “Indonesia Orangutan Jungle School”

Venezuela’s Maracaibo Lake is known as the Lightning Capital of the World

If one likes lightning storms, then the most extreme lightning place on earth is Lake Maracaibo in Venezuela. It has so much lightning that it is known as the lightning capital of the world. So much lightning lights up Lake Maracaibo, that sailors used… Continue Reading “Venezuela’s Maracaibo Lake is known as the Lightning Capital of the World”

Suriname History Legend

First explored by the Spaniards in the 16th century and then settled by the English in the mid-17th century, Suriname became a Dutch colony in 1667. With the abolition of African slavery in 1863, other labor workers were brought in from India and colonial… Continue Reading “Suriname History Legend”

Polar bears caught feeding on a Whale Carcass in the Arctic

Polar bears in the Arctic struggle more and more to get a good meal. Sea ice is declining because of climate change, forcing polar bears to retreat to land, away from their main prey of seals. Then a dead sperm whale appeared on a… Continue Reading “Polar bears caught feeding on a Whale Carcass in the Arctic”

Lake Tanganyika holds 16% of the World’s Fresh Water

Lake Tanganyika flows through 4 African countries: a little in each of Burundi & Zambia, & more than 40% in each of the Democratic Republic of Congo & Tanzania, making this the second largest (& second deepest) lake in the world. The lake holds… Continue Reading “Lake Tanganyika holds 16% of the World’s Fresh Water”

Top Ten Pesticide-Soaked Fruits and Vegetables to Avoid in the USA

About one billion pounds of conventional, synthetic pesticides are used each year in the United States to control weeds, insects, and other so-called pests. This number began rising in the mid-1990’s, with the advent of genetically modified foods, which are engineered in a lab… Continue Reading “Top Ten Pesticide-Soaked Fruits and Vegetables to Avoid in the USA”

Curacao Dolphin Academy produkt Mosa pleegt zelfmoord in Saudi Arabie

De 7-jarige dolfijn Mosa die door het Seaquarium op Curacao aan Saudi Arabie verkocht werd is overleden. Volgens de Dolphin Academy gaat het om een noodlottig ongeval en botste Mosa met een hoge snelheid tegen een wand van het bassin in het Midden Oosten,… Continue Reading “Curacao Dolphin Academy produkt Mosa pleegt zelfmoord in Saudi Arabie”

The World’s major rivers are drying up from Extreme Weather

To be stuck “up a river without a paddle” is an expression for a sticky situation you just can’t get out of. But if that river happens to be in the northern hemisphere this summer, it’s likely the paddle won’t be helpful, anyway. A… Continue Reading “The World’s major rivers are drying up from Extreme Weather”

Was the Ark of Noah found in the Biblical Garden of Eden

There are many wonders of the ancient world which boggle our minds and inspire the heart, but what happens when a site of such precision and magnitude proves beyond a scientific doubt the existence of man to be older than anything known before? Such… Continue Reading “Was the Ark of Noah found in the Biblical Garden of Eden”