Animal Antics Two

Jaguar swimming across the Cuiabá River in Brazil

Leopards can swim when they need to, such as to reach an island or cross a river. Jaguars are superb swimmers and go diving for food, such as caimans and large fish.

Jaguar vs Leopard – Top 12 Key Differences and Comparisons (africafreak.com)

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Jaguar vs leopard – Top 12 differences and comparisons

 

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COR Perth Zoo celebrates birth of female giraffe calf

The West Australian

Perth Zoo has announced the arrival of a baby giraffe with an adorable video of mum and bub.

The female giraffe, standing 180 centimetres tall and weighing 55 kilograms, was born to mum Kitoto just before midday on Friday after two-and-a-half hours in labour.

“Both mum and bub are doing well and were bonding behind the scenes in the giraffe nursery,” Perth Zoo said.

 The female was born to mother Kitoto.The female was born to mother Kitoto. Credit: Perth Zoo

“Straight after birth mum was seen licking and grooming her new calf and she was up standing and testing her wobbly legs after just 30 minutes.

“In another great sign, the calf was suckling and feeding from mum within the first hour after birth.”

The female was born to mother Kitoto.The female was born to mother Kitoto. Credit: Perth Zoo

The newest arrival is the third calf born to Kitoto and the zoo’s bull Armani as part of a coordinated effort by Australian zoos to breed giraffes to help fight extinction.

The zoo’s other female giraffe, Ellie is also pregnant and is expected to give birth in the coming weeks.

WATCH THE VIDEO IN THE PLAYER ABOVE

The zoo released an adorable video with the announcement, which bears a striking resemblance to iconic photograph ‘The Kiss’.

 

Mukulu was just days old when ‘The Kiss’ photograph was taken at Perth Zoo in 1995. He was the first Rothschild’s giraffe born in Australia for 55 years.

Mukulu was just days old when ‘The Kiss’ photograph was taken at Perth Zoo in 1995.Mukulu was just days old when ‘The Kiss’ photograph was taken at Perth Zoo in 1995. Credit: Ron D'Raine/The West Australian

The spindly young giraffe was under the watchful eye of his mother Misha, who leant over to give the newborn a tender “kiss” on the head.

The moment — actually believed to be part of a less romantic grooming ritual — was perfectly captured by The West Australian’s Ron D'Raine.

A year later, Mukulu was transferred to Melbourne Zoo, where he was to spend the rest of his life.

 

Gorgeous, love giraffes, such a special animal and so gentle. You never hear of them being aggressive.

Me too Incogneto!

So when I was watching the trouble of Lions and their mums loosing their cubs I was very sad to see a group of female lions killing a Giraffe for their dinner.  It was by itself and tried to kill off the lions with his very strong hind legs.  But no luck.

 A mining company has been ordered to pay more than $110,000 after a woman eating a sandwich suffered serious injuries during an attack by a pack of sneaky dingoes — and it was not the first time someone was bitten.

The contractor for Newcrest Mining Limited was working at the Telfer gold mine, in Western Australia’s Pilbara region, as part of a maintenance shutdown in July 2018 when she was mauled.

She had been eating a sandwich in the barbecue area when a young dingo jumped on her table.

 

After she waved the animal down, it sat nearby and she took a photograph, then felt another dingo sniffing her but it would not move away.

When a third dingo arrived, the woman placed her food in a bin but left her mobile phone on the table with a napkin over the top.

In that time, the young dingo snatched her phone and dropped it near a hedge.

As she moved to pick up the phone, the two other dingoes attacked her.

Her screams alerted other workers, who came to her rescue.

The woman was attacked by two dingoes, while a third also played a role in the sneaky attack.The woman was attacked by two dingoes, while a third also played a role in the sneaky attack. Credit: News Regional Media

She was treated at the mine site’s medical centre, then transferred to Port Hedland Hospital by the Royal Flying Doctor Service, before getting further treatment at Royal Perth Hospital.

The woman suffered wounds to multiple parts of her body and was later diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder.

 

Newcrest faced Perth Magistrates Court on Thursday, and was fined $105,000 and ordered to pay $6255 in costs.

Department of Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety acting director of mines safety Sally North said employers must ensure their staff were equally safe in their accommodation areas.

“There have been several incidents recorded at Telfer, including four others where staff members were bitten,” she said.

Since this incident, Newcrest has built fencing and secured its rubbish bins.

The company has also implemented education about what to do if a dingo approaches.

I think it is her own fault for turning her back on them, should have threw her sandwich at them, not bothered with taking a photo and got out of there quick smart. They are predators and when they are hungry do get cunning. I wish people would realize they are a wild animal and treat them with more respect.

Pup-erly adorable! Social media users share snaps of their dogs' quirky moments - from a Golden Retriever in the dishwasher to a corgi napping on the windowsill

These quirky puppy pictures will leave you begging fur more

Pet lovers from around the world snapped their playful pups getting up to mischief, from a Golden Retriever sitting in the dishwasher to a Corgi sprawled out on a windowsill. The best examples were shared on US website Daily Stuff. Pictured clockwise from top left: a dog sitting on the dishwasher's door; a Corgi sleeping by the window; a hen brooding a puppy ; a dog who's ripping a toy to sheds; a cat sitting on a dog's cone of shame; and a Golden Retriever with paws covered in mud.

 

 

Absolutely adore the pup on the window sill Heart eyes dog" Emoticon 

 

They all so cute and funny, love how the puppy is making the most of the warmth from the chook.

Celia - Thanks for sharing those photos.  They are just lovely.

 

 

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Who would have thought that you could call a frog colourful!

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Delightful photos, thanks Celia.

David and Gill-iath: Boy, 11, becomes youngest angler to catch 6ft 8in sturgeon that weighs 57kg (that's bigger and heavier than him) after 30-minute battle to hook it

Boy, 11, becomes youngster angler to catch 110lb-plus fish with nine sone sturgeon

Joseph Brockhouse, 11, caught a fish 26ins longer and 2.5st heavier than him while on a fishing trip on a private 10 acre lake near Manchester last month. He battled for 30 minutes to haul the 126lbs fish to the surface. Once he successfully reeled it in, his father Lee, 43, and his brother Alex, 10, had to help him life the 6ft 8ins prize fish for a photograph. Joseph also managed to break two more personal records during his fishing weekend by landing roach and perch weighing more than 2lbs.

 

What a cruel photo .. to think the father is proud teaching his sons to murder other animals

 

Nearly placed this is the other Thread for AstraZ!

At least 13 gorillas test positive to COVID-19 at Atlanta zoo after 'becoming infected by a vaccinated employee' - with fears for one 60-year-old primate who is coughing and has a runny nose

The zoo announced the disturbing news on Friday, saying employees noticed that the gorillas had been coughing, had runny noses and showed changes in appetite

 

Butt out! Moment goat and rooster rush to save chicken from hawk attack 

 

Jaap Beets, 59, (inset) was in his farmhouse in Gelderland, in the Netherlands, on September 5 when he heard ear-piercing screeching coming from his livestock outside. In an attack that lasted just 17 seconds, a hawk attempted to prey on one of his chickens. Dramatic CCTV footage shows the goshawk dive-bombing a chicken, sending feathers flying all over the paddock. But a rooster and a brown goat called Bruin rush over and manage to rescue the hen. Mr Beets confirmed that the chicken escaped with only minor injuries.

The chicken manages to flee inside its hutch while the other birds in the paddock can be seen making a desperate dash indoors amid the chaos.

It isn't the first time that the farmer has been left feeling 'proud' of his animals, as his turkey and goats have rushed to save his chickens twice before. 

Mr Beets, who lives with his wife Carina, said: 'I was so proud of the rooster and the goat jumping in to defend our chicken. I was also very relieved that the chicken survived.

CCTV footage shows a goshawk dive-bombing a brown chicken before a rooster and a goat called Bruin rush over to help the defenceless bird    

CCTV footage shows a goshawk dive-bombing a brown chicken before a rooster and a goat called Bruin rush over to help the defenceless bird

The two animals amazingly manage to push the goshawk away and force it to fly off, while the chicken manages to flee inside its hutch    

The two animals amazingly manage to push the goshawk away and force it to fly off, while the chicken manages to flee inside its hutch

'I heard the screaming animals but it was too late to see the attacker so I checked the CCTV.

'It took only 17 seconds between the appearance and disappearance of the hawk.'

Mr Beets confirmed that the chicken had survived the sudden ambush with only minor injuries.

He added: 'In the seven years I have lived here, it's the third attack on our chickens. This was the second from a goshawk and the other was a buzzard.

'In the two previous attacks the turkey and the goats saved the chickens.

'Fortunately the chicken only had two minor wounds. It took her a few days to get back to normal. The other birds rallied around and kept her company. 

Mr Beets confirmed that the chicken (both pictured) escaped with minor injuries, adding that it was the third attack on his chickens by a bird of prey in seven years    

Mr Beets confirmed that the chicken (both pictured) escaped with minor injuries, adding that it was the third attack on his chickens by a bird of prey in seven years

Mr Beets, who lives with his wife Carina (pictured with 'hero' goat Bruin), said it isn't the first time that he has been 'proud' of his animals for rushing to save his chickens    

Mr Beets, who lives with his wife Carina (pictured with 'hero' goat Bruin), said it isn't the first time that he has been 'proud' of his animals for rushing to save his chickens

Amazing, thanks Celia.

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