Written for South Africa’s Cheetah Outreach Trust in coordination with the Australia Zoo Wildlife Warrior program. This piece explains how farmers are using a specific breed of dog to mitigate for and prevent livestock predation and predator retaliation in South Africa.
Despite how natural to the human eye wildlife enclosures may appear – there are often various unnatural stimuli animals in captivity must combat with. These stimuli create various stress induced responses within the animals that are harmful to their happiness and well-being.
What do you think of when you hear the word, carnivore? For many people, visions of snarling teeth, danger, and fear often arise. However, take a moment to ask yourself why do you feel these emotions (or any others that you do). Where do your feelings come from? Have you ever even actually seen one of these beautiful creatures in the wild? Or are you basing these emotions off of man-made themes created in movies, literature, the news, or possibly even during casual conversation?
The Sky is dark at night, right? Well, yes – but just how dark should it be and how dare are we making it? Have a look at how man-made light can impact more than just our ability to see the stars.