Spectacled bear on camera trap in Peru


This 10 March 2020 video says about itself:

What is a spectacled bear? Candid Animal Cam takes us to the Andes

Special thanks to WWF-Peru for sharing this footage with us, and to the San Miguelito Jaguar Conservation Ranch for additional footage.

And shout out to our writer and biologist Romi Castagnino, who hosted, produced and shot this video!

Rupert Murdoch Fox News anti-Asian coronavirus racism


This 13 March 2020 video from the USA says about itself:

[Rupert Murdoch‘s] Fox [News] can’t resist using racist coronavirus rhetoric

As coronavirus continues to spread through the U.S., resulting in the deaths of at least 33 people and threatening to topple many aspects of Americans’ daily lives, right-wing media is going against the advice of public health experts by trying to rebrand COVID-19 as the “Wuhan” or “Chinese” virus.

Read more here.

On March 10, President Trump retweeted a post from conservative political activist Charlie Kirk, who referred to the coronavirus (COVID-19) as the “China Virus.“ Kirk also exclaimed in his tweet, “Now, more than ever, we need the wall…the US stands a chance if we can get control of our borders.” Trump retweeted this and added the comment, “Going up fast. We need the wall more than ever”: here.

CNN reporter subjected to appalling anti-Asian slur: ‘I couldn’t believe it’: here.

LAWMAKERS UNVEIL RESOLUTION BLAMING CHINA FOR VIRUS A bipartisan pair of House lawmakers unveiled a resolution that blames China for causing a global pandemic and calls on the Chinese government to publicly declare that COVID-19 began there, a move that would almost certainly fuel President Donald Trump’s racist “Chinese virus” rhetoric and the recent uptick in attacks on Asian Americans. [HuffPost]

Britain: Teens arrested over ‘racist attack on Chinese people’: here.

Christmas Island crab steals expensive camera


This video says about itself:

Thursday, 12 March 2020

Robber crab‘ steals expensive research equipment

Western Sydney University Doctor of Philosophy candidate Annabel Dorrestein had been using the expensive camera as part of her research project on Christmas Island.

Dutch Ms Dorrestein used the camera for research on Christmas Island flying-foxes (Pteropus melanotus natalis).

Ladder-backed woodpecker feeding in Texas, USA


This video from the USA says about itself:

Female Ladder-backed Woodpecker Sits Front And Center In West Texas – March 13, 2020

In West Texas, a female Ladder-backed Woodpecker visits the feeder station for some suet. These woodpeckers may also come for mealworms, and they have also been observed eating peanut butter and black oil sunflower seeds. To attract a nesting pair, try growing native vegetation and leave dead trees standing when possible.