Burmese Pythons are an invasive species that likely found their way to Florida during exotic pet trades in the 1990s. The pythons have thrived since joining the ecosystems of Florida, even establishing breeding colonies from Loxahatchee National Wildlife Refuge in western Palm Beach County to Key Largo. The species is so invasive that python hunts have been hosted to try and limit the population. A … Continue reading Tracking Snakes in Florida
By: Thomas Horvath According to studies conducted around the world, the most popular household pet is the dog. This is not very surprising, as it seems like everyone has a dog. With everyone loving dogs, the demand is very high. Some people adopt from animal shelters, or they rescue strays, while the most common way is from a breeder. Breeders take a specific breed of … Continue reading Breeders vs Adoption
By: Thomas Horvath A growing issue in the small Indian village called Lavool, is the rise of violent and vengeful monkeys. These monkeys have been terrorizing the village for roughly a year as of this article being made. This all started when a group of dogs killed an infant monkey in the village. This allegedly sparked vengeance in the monkeys, who have now been targeting … Continue reading Lavool Village’s Primate Problem
In recent years, there has been a major pushback on zoos in America. Many pro-animal organizations such as People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) have written articles showing the ways animals are being treated in zoos. There have also been opposing groups, saying that the animals are treated with care. There have been cases in favor of both sides, but is there a … Continue reading Zoos and Aquariums: Harmful or Helpful?
By: Vivienne Wellet The Hainan Gibbon is a rare species of monkey. In the 1950’s there were over 2,000 of the species, but due to the causes there are now about 25 left in the world today due to habitat loss and poaching.The species of monkey are native on Hainan Island in China, which is why the species got the name Hainan Gibbon. They aren’t … Continue reading The Hainan Gibbon
By: Vivienne Wellet On Thursday, April 6th a 10-foot alligator was crossing a busy road in Venice, Florida, becoming a large traffic mess. Officials tried to move it by using meat to taunt or catch it so it can then be released into the wild, but none of those seemed to work. A local in Venice captured a video of the 10-foot animal crossing underneath … Continue reading Aligator Blocks Traffic
By: Vivienne Wellet Lions are a wild and beautiful species. They are muscular, deep-chested, short, and round-headed. Male lions are often bigger than females and they have a mane that goes around their head to show off to females. Scientifically named Panthera leo, they are native to Africa and India and can run up to 80mph to catch their food. They are carnivores so they … Continue reading Lions