Wild!

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I found a great blog t’other day, which I’d like to share. Well, when I say ‘I found’, I mean the blogger found us, so I can take no credit.

The blog is gabbywild, and the tagline is “Global adventures of a windblown, thrill-driven aspiring veterinarian”.

Gabby is young and enthusiastic, and talks about animals across the world. One of the best posts talks about tigers – I call it the best not only because I have a soft spot for these beautiful carnivores, but also because Gabby lists many reasons why we should be so concerned about saving the tigers.

Laggar falcon in India. Image by Koshy Koshy, licensed under Creative Commons v. 2.0
Laggar falcon in India. Image by Koshy Koshy, licensed under Creative Commons v. 2.0

The posts are all informative about a variety of endangered animals, and the attempts to save them. Here are some examples:

  • The use of operant conditioning to train rescued big cats to stand up, stand down, and go into a lockdown area, in order to help vets perform checks on, and administer medication to, their patients;
  • An introduction to raptors (taloned birds of prey);
  • A plea for help for the endangered Ganges river dolphin, which we covered recently here;
  • And an unusual campaign to raise money for 12 endangered animals involving fashions crafted by leading designers.

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