Archive for April, 2008

Recommened Reading: “Thinkers Of The Jungle”

April 30, 2008

Orangutan with Spear

The picture above comes from the new book “Thinkers Of The Jungle” by Gerd Schuster, Willie Smits and Jay Ullal.

As you can see, a male orangutan has used a long pole as a tool to spear and hunt for fish!

The picture was captured in Borneo on the island of Kaha. Conservations use the area to reintroduce and rehabilitate apes into the wild.

Wildlife Words – conservation

April 27, 2008
Some of the animals in the Noah’s Pals collection are endangered and vulnerable. In order to protect and restore these animals, we all need to do a part to help with…

conservation

Pronunciation: \ˌkän(t)-sər-ˈvā-shən\
Function: noun
Etymology: Middle English, from Middle French, from Latin conservation-, conservatio, from conservare
Date: 14th century

1: a careful preservation and protection of something; especially : planned management of a natural resource to prevent exploitation, destruction, or neglect

2: the preservation of a physical quantity during transformations or reactions

Conservation is an important part of Noah’s Pals… We donate 5% of our net profits to the Wildlife Conservation Society to ensure that your collecting helps animals directly!

Do I know you?

April 15, 2008

A beautiful red kangaroo!

Kittens Are Scary! (If you are a Black Bear)

April 4, 2008

In Florida, a pair of kittens defended their new home and cornered a bear that ran up a tree.

Bear Scare

Click here to watch the cute video.

A Friendly Polar Bear!?!?

April 1, 2008

Polar bears and dogs can apparently get along!

The Daily Mail has a beautiful story and series of photographs about a “chance encounter” between a team of huskies and a polar bear — “Killer polar bear? I’m just a big teddy, really!

Polar Bear and Huskie Friends

There’s a great YouTube video that goes along with the story too…