Wild!

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

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.

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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