This video from Zambia says about itself:
In February 2013 a baby hippo was found alone and distressed on the banks of the Zambezi River.
From Wildlife Extra:
Orphaned hippo Douglas has been successfully released back into the wild
An orphaned baby hippo named Douglas, who captured the hearts of many after he starred on ITV1’s ‘Paul O’Grady’s Animal Orphans’ with his two terrier friends Molly and Coco, has been successfully released back into the wild in Zambia.
Back in February 2013 Douglas was just two weeks old and close to death when he was rescued by Conservation Lower Zambezi and sent to the Chipembele Wildlife Education Trust (CWET) to be under the care of experienced wildlife rehabilitators Anna and Steve Tolan. This was the first time Anna and Steve had taken in a hippo.
Steve Tolan said: “We constructed a pool and brought in dedicated carers to look after Douglas who initially was bottle fed and looked to his human carers for reassurance and companionship and even swimming lessons.
“Douglas has now been fending for himself since he was weaned in January and is surviving and thriving. He has made his first few attempts to join the wild pod in the Luangwa River. It will probably be a long, slow process until he is fully accepted into the pod but he is on his way.”
To find out more about Chipembele and the work it does click here.
This video is called National Geographic’s Wild – Episode 3: Game Of Lions.
From Wildlife Extra:
Lion film wins Irons an Emmy
Actor Jeremy Irons‘ narration of a wildlife film has won him an Emmy. The winning film is Dereck and Beverly Joubert’s Game Of Lions, which follow the journey of young male lions in the African bush, from the birth to exile from a pride.
This was Irons’ seventh project with filmmakers and conservationists, Dereck and Beverly Joubert and the husband and wife’s eighth. Other collaborations between Irons and the Jouberts include: The Unlikely Leopard, Eye Of The Leopard, and The Last Lions.
“What makes our work with Jeremy resonate with authority and understanding is his relentless insistence on understanding each sentence, each word he delivers, says producer Beverly Joubert.
“Jeremy is a big cat expert as a result and that makes a difference, it makes what he reads believable. When you develop a relationship based on trust and professionalism it endures beyond that present piece of work and in many ways Jeremy has become the voice of our films.”
Read a field guide to lions HERE that includes details on their habitat, diet, threats, physiology and where to see them in the wild.
This video is about two hedgehogs in a garden in the Netherlands last July.
Arjanne and Alberdina made the video.
This video is called hy Do Bats Need Cowpats? – The Animal’s Guide To Britain, Episode 2 – BBC Two.
From the RSPB in Britain:
Build a home for bats
Bats are finding it hard to find food to eat, plus many of their natural sleeping places are being damaged and destroyed.
Simply putting up a bat box will help these night-time creatures have somewhere safe to raise a family and sleep during the day.
You’ll want to keep an eye out for common pipistrelles – they are our smallest bats, weighing the same as 10 paperclips and are small enough to fit in a matchbox!
RSPB bat boxes: see here.
Helping bats in the Netherlands: here.
From eNature.com in the USA:
Poachers slaughtering Africa’s elephants and rhinos with impunity are often shielded from police by powerful connections, but a group of conservationists has turned to the anonymity of tip-offs to try to stem the killing. The founders of WildLeaks— a sort of WikiLeaks for the environment— say it is the first secure, online whistle-blowing platform dedicated to wildlife and forest crime: here.
This video from South Africa says about itself:
Vervet monkey babies
10 January 2009
Looking after orphaned baby monkeys at the Vervet Monkey Foundation. PLEASE DO NOT SUPPORT THE PRIMATE PET TRADE! Some of these animals were rescued after people tried to keep them as pets. The pet trade in primates is cruel, and causes suffering – please do not support it. Despite what you may be told there are NO primates that are suitable as pets.
As they grow stronger and more independent, they are eventually integrated with a suitable adult female foster-mother and become less reliant on humans. Eventually the orphans are released into the wild if possible or into a 2-3 hectare outdoor enclosure.
From daily The Morning Star in Britain:
Monkeys ‘being sold in British pet shops’
Friday 22nd August 2014
MONKEYS and ring-tailed lemurs are among primates being flogged to the public in high street pet stores, an animal welfare charity revealed yesterday.
A Born Free Foundation investigation found one shop that kept monkeys in parrot cages — and advised prospective owners to do the same at home.
The shop also recommended the monkey should have a “spare bedroom or garage” to roam around in the day time.
A government spokesman said: “Primates are wild animals with complex needs and it is already against the law to keep them in a domestic pet environment.”
But the foundation said the government wasn’t doing enough to close loopholes that allow their sale.
This 20 August 2014 video is about a lifeboat, tugging a drifting dead whale from the sea near Katwijk in the Netherlands to the beach near Scheveningen.
There, scientists of Naturalis museum investigated it today. It turned out to be a seventeen meter long adolescent male fin whale.
Most probably, the young whale died because of a collision with a ship; some of its vertebrae were crushed. Other possible causes of death: a killer whale attack; or a collision with a seawall.
See also here.