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First baby rhino born in 25 years under community care in Kenya

“According to the World Wildlife Fund, black rhinos are still critically endangered. Since 1960, poaching and hunting decimated the black rhinos by about 98%, according to the International Union for the Conservation of Nature. In all of Kenya there are only an estimated 640 black rhinos, which makes this baby’s birth all the more hopeful.”

Brooklyn politician moves to protect dogs from neglect and euthanasia

“Now, if State Senator Martin Golden (R-Brooklyn) gets his way, dogs will not be allowed to be tied up outside between 11 p.m. and 6 a.m. and during periods of severe weather; and dog houses would be required to be adequately insulated. The set of bills also include legislation making it harder for kill shelters to euthanize dogs. Shelters would be required to make “reasonable efforts” to locate the dog’s owner or find a new home for the animal, including posting pictures of it on the Internet, notes the newspaper. As well, the minimum time a shelter must keep a healthy dog before euthanizing it would be extended from five to 90 days.”

5 questions you should ask yourself before taking a selfie with an animal

“Most people are bright enough to not risk their own life or the life of an animal to get a selfie, but unfortunately there are a shocking number of people who don’t think through the situation. So we’ve come up with five questions everyone with a selfie stick should ask themselves before going in for a portrait.”
AKA: Just don’t.

Boaty McBoatface inspires Internet to rename animals

“The Internet has decided to forge ahead and take an amusing stab at renaming animals in the spirit of McBoatface. Below are just a few of our favorites under the hashtag of #TheInternetNamesAnimals.”

How $2 LEDs can save sea turtles’ lives

“In a new study, researchers added green light-emitting diodes (LEDs) to gillnets at a small Peruvian fishery, reducing the number of sea turtles deaths by 64 percent — and without affecting the nets’ intended haul of guitarfish, a type of ray. Sea turtles rely heavily on visual cues when foraging, and the green lights presumably helped them (but not the guitarfish) see the looming nets before it was too late.”

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About D.Dinius

I am big on education, animals, and nature. So following that sentence I think it's important to be smart and animals and nature bring clarity and a calmness to things. I am new to actually paying attention and having opinions. This has been building well for about the last year. :)

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