WOW! Today my mum was on her way to work and couldn’t stop when she saw this!
So daddy and I stopped and picked up what we think is about 1000 plastic straws that fell off a truck. They were all over the road and footpath.
We called the @bundabergregionalcouncil emergency number first but then we decided we should pick them up ourselves and we finished just 5 minutes before the Council called us to say they had arrived and couldn’t see any straws because we had picked them all up already
I wonder how many sea creatures we have helped today 🐟🤔
I’m so proud of myself and daddy doing this today!
What are you doing today to help save the world? ♻️🌎 .
@strawnomoreproject @operationstraw @stylishly.sustainable @seashepherdbrisbane @take3forthesea @cam_saves_the_world @thebelindajane @plastictides @waronwasteau @seashepherdmarinedebristeam #waronwaste#waste#plastic#plasticstraw#recycle#rubbish#savetheworld @monreposturtleexpress #bundaberg @seashepherdaustralia @seashepherd @thelaststrawaus @cleanupaustralia @plasticoceans @turtle_approved #seashepherd#strawnomore#lylatheplanetprotector#nostrawthanks#wildlifewarrior @bindisueirwin
African stand-off 🤠🐘 (he won...barely 😆🥈)... the homie @roverllams and I decided to track these beauties through the bush for a couple clicks, leading to this absolutely awesome sighting. It’s not terribly often we come across these ancient beasts in Jurassic Park, but when you get out and patrol on foot, it’s almost like an entirely different world opens up. Cool fact: most people prefer the use of one hand over the other. Elephants are the same way about their tusks; some are “lefties,” others are “righties.” They’ll favor that tusk when fighting other ellies/animals, picking things up, or stripping leaves and bark off trees. Because of constant usage, their preferred tusk gets shorter over time. #stopivorytrade#nowthisillprotect
Some people find their purpose in life very early. #FFNwinner2009 Mohammad Farhadinia (@msfarhadinia) is one of them. He started his career in wild cat conservation at the age of 16, with a dataset of observations of the Asiatic cheetah. Later on the elusive Persian leopard was added to his studies. In 2001 he co-founded the Iranian Cheetah Society (ICS), a non-profit organisation determined to conserve cheetahs and other wild carnivores. Throughout the years, several other conservation projects followed, making him now known as one of the lead figures in cheetah conservation. He is also known for his wonderful photographs, which are definitely worth checking if you haven’t already. #FutureforNature#nature#conservation#cheetah#leopard#asiaticcheetah#persianleopard#wildlifewarrior#ICS#wildlifephotography
Young Ellie would of cried her eyes out today, a dream come true. Dougie, Pa and I used to sit for hours watching the Crocodile Hunter and I always remember saying ‘I’m going to go to Australia and meet Steve Irwin’ although the last part will never happen, I am truly overwhelmed how amazing today was. Steve is and will continue to be one of my idols. #wildlifewarrior 📍Australia Zoo, QLD. 🗓 19.10.2018
A juvenile Dark-chanting goshawk on take off.
This is one of a series of three photos of his take off.
Last one in the series will be posted tomorrow.
I will then post the three in my story line for all to enjoy.
HAPPY CROCTOBER 18th!!! Sorry I’ve missed a couple days. It’s been a little crazy around here again. But I thought we should use the largest and most impressive croc to get back into it with this time. And that is of course the Saltwater Crocodile!! And of course we can’t talk about salties without at least mentioning Steve Irwin. Especially since Steve first became noticeable for his ability to remove these giants that were considered a nuisance or threat to people. And would take them to his families reptile park. And many people would say why not just keep them in the wild or love them. And the reason they would bring them into captivity is because salties have an AMAZING homing response. Adam Britton, another crocodile expert, has tracked a crocodile that got removed from its territory and taken over 200 miles away. And within 2 weeks it was back home. So for an animal that is considered a threat and get to be upwards of 15 feet long. You can never be too safe. And while these guys love their territory. Occasionally smaller males will get pushed out to find a new territory. And when doing so they have actually been spotted using ocean currents to ride to ride new homes. Which is crazy because even though they are called “saltwater” crocs, they actually can’t live full time in the ocean. But they have these crazy pores in their mouth that will actually excrete the excess salt from their body. And while they are known in the Northern Territory of Australia. They are found all over from there up through Indonesia all the way to the coast of India. So if you’re ever out in that area keep an eye out for these amazing animals. #croctober#saltwatercrocodile#salties#wildlifewarrior#crikey#crocsrule
12 years after Steve Irwin’s death his words still have a lot of meaning. Many people are taking great steps to ensure we can co-exist with nature and here at APE that’s something we believe in strongly especially to protect Steveo’s snail crikey steveirwini!
The Bushbuck is a close relative of the Kudu and the Nyala.
Both males and females have geometrically shaped white patches or spots on the most mobile parts of their body, namely the ears, chin, tail, legs and neck, as well as a band of white at the base of the neck.
When alarmed, individuals react in a variety of ways. Sometimes they will sink to the ground and lie flat, or they may bound away, making a series of hoarse barks.
When surprised in the open, they sometimes stand still or slowly walk to the nearest cover.
The Bushbuck is primarily nocturnal, but it is also fairly active during the day. Half of a Bushbuck's day is spent standing and grazing. Around dusk the Bushbuck move toward their night range to feed from where they off at dawn. The Bushbuck is also the only non-territorial and solitary African antelope with neither males nor females defending any part of their home range.
#vetschool day 6️⃣6️⃣
Today has been a frustrating one. For many reasons today I’ve felt very defeated. But this evening I had a revelation. This year I left behind a career as a #zookeeper that I absolutely loved to pursue a different aspect of working with animals. When I was employed by a zoo, I never felt like it was my place to respond to social media comments about the institution that I worked for, even though local news stations love to report on #zoo happenings and in the comments people love to spread misinformation and spew hatred toward zoos in general. Tonight I realized I don’t have to hold back anymore. I may have left #zookeeping behind me, but the insider information I have about the excellent animal care and standards that #aza accredited institutions follow is still with me. And I can share it. I’m not going to become an internet troll, or an argumentative commenter. But what I will do is provide people with accurate information and encourage them to research what modern zoos are and what they aim to do. Long gone are the days of circus animal tricks and shows and feeding elephants peanuts. The new frontier is behavioral #enrichment , excellent #nutrition , #education and #inspiration of the next generation, and #conservation of not only #endangeredspecies but also the habitats they inhabit that are so quickly disappearing. I’m no longer a zookeeper, but I can still make a #difference .
We are huge fans of @bindisueirwin and her #wildlifewarrior work 👏🏼👏🏼 Animals are an important part of life on earth 🌍 and engagement is particularly heightened during early childhood 👧🏾👦🏼 In the @eqforkids book, animals will be used to illustrate each emotion in a fun and informative way 🦊🐍🐙
The kindest, most gentle, loving, nurturing, passionate and beautiful soul I know. It is Jazlyn's dream to become a #minizookeeper for @thesydneyzoo and she would do whatever it takes to prove she deserves it and is the perfect choice (even picking up their poop 😂)
Here she is demonstrating her food prep skills and "cleaning the enclosures"
❤🐒🐨🐘🐯🐊🐧🐻🐵 @thesydneyzoo #minizookeeper#animallover#passion#determined5yearold#wildlifewarrior
Warning: Graphic Image. While it pains me to post this, people need to see the reality of what is going on throughout Africa. This beautiful bull was killed this past Saturday on the outskirts of Amboseli National Park, near an area where HOW Global does its work and where I have been in numerous occasions. The elephant killed someone (details not given to me) and so an organization (that shall remain nameless) shot the animal down. I cannot support and condone the slaughter of any elephant or wild animal in this fashion, though it is likely that community members would have tracked the animal down and killed it either way. This is a growing problem in Africa and Kenya, which boasts some 23,000 elephants alone. This is why we MUST find ways of mitigating this conflict, and why I truly believe in education being the seed that gives way to a shifted, positive perception of these wonderful animals. 🐘🐘🐘🐘🐘🐘🐘🐘🐘🐘 (Copyright Nelson Ole Musikeri) #africa#kenya#wildlife#education#amboseli#amboselinationalpark#africa#outdoors#travel#poaching#elephants#conservation#wildlife#hunting#wildlifewarrior#howglobal#nonprofit#ngo#goodnight#antipoaching#instaafrica
I don’t have many positive attributes, but I will say that I. Am. Damn. Hard. To. Kill 😡. As more people have found out, I’ve been receiving more and more inquiries as to my recovery, rehabilitation, as well as many well-wishes and love regarding my last injury sustained on my last deployment a couple months ago. I figured the easiest way to address it was to write a post, and felt the time was right, as the prognosis is starting to really look good now. First, I just want to thank all my family, friends, medical professionals, and bang-up teammates for taking such great care of me, being a powerful support system, and such an integral part on my road to recovery. I know I’m far from the easiest patient to deal with 😆, and I owe you all a lot of beers. Africa has a unique way of kicking your ass...as my D.O.O. so eloquently put it, “everything in Africa is trying to pierce you, puncture you, penetrate you, poison you, and/or kill you” 😂. Well, after my third stint in an African hospital over the years, and now 12 staples to my head, traumatic brain injury, spinal cord injury, separated shoulder, lots of new scars, and a broken hand (all of which I believe exponentially improved my ghastly looks), your boy is getting back at it again. I still have a significant amount of rehab to complete, and I’m grateful to be receiving the elite care that I am. Most importantly, as a man of faith and of science, I want to use this platform as an opportunity to thank my Lord and Savior for His hand on my life, and to give Him the glory He is due as the explanation for the inexplicable. His work with me isn’t done just yet. The suspects may have gotten away here, but after I finish rehabilitation, I look forward to my next stop on “The Seth’s International Hospital Tour” while sinking my teeth into the continuing war, all in the name of good. Put it all on the line for what you believe in, and for what ignites your passion! As I’ve said before, everything *WORTH* having requires sacrifice. So, what are you willing to sacrifice?! “Then I heard the voice of the Lord saying, “Whom shall I send? And who will go for us?” And I said, “Here am I. Send me!” ~ Isaiah 6:8 GOOD. TO. GO!
As we come into the warmer months be sure to keep an eye out for your local koala population! Unfortunately this is the time of year that these beautiful animals find themselves in a little trouble. Whether it be habitat loss, cat and dog attacks or even disease, koalas need our help! Let’s make sure they are here for generations to come. If you’re a local, call the Australia Zoo Wildlife hospital for any native animals that need assistance. 🐨🐍
Another favourite photo of a klipspringer. Caught just before heading down into the thick bush along the banks of a dry river bed.
Always amazes me how their colours very uninteresting blend them into the bush so well.
Their colours and agility make them a difficult buck for predators to hunt. But exquisite to watch run along the rocky cliff faces.