Rhino charges car in South Africa


This video from South Africa says about itself:

22 June 2016

Watch this moment a Black Rhino decides to charge a group of photographers!!

The video really shows just how fast and unpredictable animals can be and we should always be ready for anything when watching these magnificent animals.

No location given due to rhino poaching.

Video by: Sam and Andrew

Read full story here.

Saving young roe deer, video


In this 23 June 2016 video from the Netherlands, wildlife warden Hanne interviews an ex-colleague of hers, who helps young roe deer in his garden.

Sometimes, roe deer mothers are killed by cars, or dogs, etc. When the orphan roe deer fawns will have grown up, they will be released back into the wild.

‘Anti-refugee barbed wire, new anti-wildlife Iron Curtain’


Dead red deer, photo by Dejan Kaps

This photo shows a red deer, which died a horrible death by one of the bloody barbed wire fences, erected by stupid racist anti-refugee politicians like Orban in Hungary.

Translated from Dutch NOS TV:

Border barriers are the new Iron Curtain for wildlife

Today, 19:09

The border fences in Europe for stopping refugees are disastrous for wildlife. A group of international scientists are worried about the impact on the migratory routes of, eg, wolves, bears, lynx, bison and red deer.

“The fences cut populations of already vulnerable species in pieces,” says Arie Trouwborst of Tilburg University. “And at least as bad is that animals that get caught in the fences die in a nasty way. Especially barbed wire which was rolled out recently in haste causes animal suffering.” …

The group estimates that there are border barriers with a length of 25,000 to 30,000 kilometers, where animals literally collide with. Where that leads to becomes apparent on the Slovenia-Croatia border, where lynx are fitted with transmitters. “The population there was already very fragile and border barriers have decimated it further,” says Trouwborst.

See also here.

The scientists’ report is here.

Stone age ax discovered by five-year-old girl


Lisa Dennemann with her discovery, photo by Ecomare

Translated from Ecomare museum on Texel island in the Netherlands:

Antlers made into ax found – 22-06-16

A very special find on the Texel beach. The 5-year-old German girl Lisa Dennemann discovered at beach post 17 an old piece of a red deer antler. The special thing about the discovery is that the antlers have been worked on. Some 3,000 to 9,000 years ago someone made them into an ax head. It is a tool from prehistory. The ax is from the Mesolithic or Neolithic, the time of the hunter-gatherers. They hunted here, including red deer.

Made with flint

The antler ax is made of the lower piece of an antler of a deer, with a round hole between eye branch and another branch of the antlers. This hole was for the stem of the ax. This piercing was made with a flint tool. The bezel was made by scraping it against a flat stone. Experts call this type of ax a type A basic ax …

Rare

This type of ax has been found throughout northwestern Europe, including Denmark, Germany, Austria, Belgium, England and the Netherlands. From the provincial depot for archeology of North Holland two such axes are known. We are delighted that Lisa Dennemann wanted to give us her rare find, because it is important for research into the history of the inhabitants of that ancient time!

The antlers ax is exhibited now in Ecomare.