One of the major differences between domesticated and wild camels of this species is the ability of these wild camels to drink saltwater slush, although it is not yet certain the camel can extract useful water from it. Domesticated camels do not attempt to drink salt water, though the reason is unknown
It’s Official, Carter and Olivia just received an email stating that we did not win the Oceana “Oceans Hero” Award. We were so excited and honored to even have been chosen as finalists. There were apparently hundreds of nominations from all over the country and the judges picked 6 adults and 6-kids as their finalists.
These guys have no fear of humans and it is common for it to approach them closely, particularly on Rottnest Island. It is, however, illegal for members of the public on Rottnest Island to handle the animals in any way. An infringement notice carrying a A$300 fine can be issued by the Rottnest Island Authority for such behavior.
What is an iMatter March you ask? A global youth march to let the world know that climate change is a moral issue — not a political or financial one. By marching in the streets, the youth of this world will let the leaders know that we matter and we need our whole society to reduce emissions and live as if our future matters!
Most species have long, spirally curved abdomens, which are soft, unlike the hard, calcified abdomens seen in related crustaceans. The vulnerable abdomen is protected from predators by a salvaged empty seashell carried by these crabs, into which its whole body can retract.
Olivia and Carter hosted an Endangered Species educational program for the Fayette Public Library After School Program
In the early 20th century, there were only about 1,000 of these guys left due to over hunting. They were given total protection in the early 1900 which helped bring the species back to around 2-million. After Russia broke up, poachers moved in and now again they are back on the critically endangered list with only about 50,000 remaining today.
When chased by predators a herd will stick close together and make it hard for the predators to pick off one member. Calves are gathered in the middle. Buffalo will try to rescue a member that has been caught. A calf’s distress call will get the attention of not only the mother but also the herd. Buffalo will engage in mobbing behavior when fighting off predators. They have been recorded treeing lions for two hours, after the lions have killed a member of their group.