Hey everyone! This is a shout out to a fantastic piece of research being done by Lydia Tiller, a PhD student at DICE (Durrell Institute for Conservation and Ecology). Lydia will be travelling to Kenya in order to investigate how land-use change in the Transmara District is driving human-elephant…
Hey everyone! This is a shout out to a fantastic piece of research being done by Lydia Tiller, a PhD student at DICE (Durrell Institute for Conservation and Ecology). Lydia will be travelling to Kenya in order to investigate how land-use change in the Transmara District is driving human-elephant conflict and elephant movement.
Obviously (and as many of you know), research is expensive, and Lydia is taking up that funding challenge with a fantastic campaign named Elephant Matters! I’d ask you all to read about, share her campaign, and if you are able to, donate to it as well. Every little bit helps, and every little bit matters.
Elephants are in global decline, and their size and desirability in the illegal wildlife trade make them even more vulnerable. But the world is full of amazing people like Lydia doing work to understand and halt that decline. Please help her by sharing this message and giving what you can, even if it is just a moment of your time!
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It was just going to be a sketch and then my hand slipped
why is an owl prettier than me
why does an owl get nose rubs by hottie
This is to let Tumblr know that if I end up writing something where Nasir is a wizard with an owl familiar it’s Becca’s fault.
Just a reminder:the natural diet of these birds is BONES. Not just bone marrow; actual bone shards. They pick up huge freaking bones from carcasses and drop them onto rocks until they get spiky pieces and then they swallow them. Their stomach acid dissolves bone.
look me in the eye and tell me that’s not a fucking dragon
And they aren’t naturally red like that. That’s self-applied makeup. They find the reddest earth they can to work into their feathers as a status symbol.
And they don’t scavenge other parts of carcases, just the bones. 85-90% of their diet is exclusively bone. Hence why it’s only a myth that these birds would just pick up whole lambs and carry them off. It’s not true, but in German they’re still called Lämmergeier as a result.
They are so metal they’re practically wearing armor.