Monkeying around with this little lady 🐵 you can tell that we share 96% DNA right?
The number of genetic differences between humans and chimps is 10 times smaller than that between rats and mice.
Chimpanzees never make good pets, they will never ever be domesticated and nor should they be.
Chimpanzees must learn from their elders how to survive in the forest, what to eat, how to find water, how to make tools -they cannot survive on “instincts”.
Therefore it’s near impossible rereleasing a Chimp back into the wild after its been captured as a baby to be domesticated. That’s to say the Chimp hasn’t been bred indiscriminately which makes it impossible as it will threaten and disrupt the genetics of the current population.
Also, their natural habitat is getting smaller and smaller for anyone to return to due to deforestation and habitat destruction.
Please don’t support the illegal pet trade.
These animals are not pets and their future is altered forever by our selfish actions.
#jag#jag#jaguarscience Maximus, our elegant and powerful black jaguar who was a pet, it's now a great bio-machine. He isn't wild, he is a noble jaguar, and for many reasons like his phenotype and genetic origin, or because he had a lot of human interaction almost the first year of his life, and also because he born in captivity raised like a pet, Maximus can't be released in the wild; like the most of captivity jaguars in Mexico, I think more than 98% never will have opportunity to be released, but if we give to them a profesional animal welfare program and studying and researching their behavioral rehabilitation, they will HELP US to create new rehabilitation methodologies for jaguars with releasing viability like Celestun Peten and Nicte Ha, and that's is the key. For us, Maximus and all our rescued gods are hope. 🐆⚔️🛡
#jaguarscience Máximus, nuestro elegante y poderoso jaguar negro quien fue mascota, ahora es una gran biomáquina. Él no es silvestre, es un jaguar noble, y por muchas razones como su fenotipo y origen genético, y que tuvo mucha interacción humana casi el primer año de su vida, y además porque nació en cautiverio criado como un mascota, Máximus no puede ser liberado en la naturaleza; al igual que la mayoría de los jaguares en cautiverio en todo el país, pensamos que más del 98% nunca tendrán la oportunidad de ser liberados, pero creemos que si les brindamos un programa profesional de bienestar animal y estudiamos e investigamos su rehabilitación conductual, pueden AYUDARNOS a crear nuevas metodologías de rehabilitación para los jaguares con viabilidad de liberación como Celestún Petén y Nicté Ha, y esa es la clave. Para nosotros, Máximus y todos nuestros dioses rescatados, son una esperanza. 🐆⚔️🛡
Photo by @panterinha_jwf#teammaximus#jaguarsintothewild#jaguaresenlaselva#mexico#oaxaca#rescuedjaguars#notpets#nationalproject#proyectonacional#savejaguars#savehabitat #jaguarscience
"Out Playing With The Kids"
Amazing aerial footage of a Southern Right Whale playing with a pod of dolphins off the Coast of Esperance, Western Australia courtesy of Australian Drone Pilot, Aerial Photographer and Videographer, Jaimen Hudson @jaimenhudson
🔵The southern right whale is listed as "endangered" under the Australian Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act, as "nationally endangered" under the New Zealand Threat Classification System, as a "natural monument" by the Argentine National Congress, and as a "State Natural Monument" under the Brazilian National Endangered Species List.
The US and Brazil added new protections for right whales in the 2000s to address the two primary hazards. While environmental campaigners were, as reported in 2001, pleased about the plan's positive effects, they attempted to force the US government to do more. In particular, they advocated 12 knots (22 km/h) speed limits for ships within 40 km (25 mi) of US ports in times of high right whale presence. Citing concerns about excessive trade disruption, it did not institute greater protections. The Defenders of Wildlife, the Humane Society of the United States and the Ocean Conservancy sued the NMFS in September 2005 for "failing to protect the critically endangered North Atlantic Right Whale, which the agency acknowledges is 'the rarest of all large whale species' and which federal agencies are required to protect by both the Marine Mammal Protection Act and the Endangered Species Act", demanding emergency protection measures. According to NOAA researchers, about 83% of right whale sightings in the mid-Atlantic region occur within 20 nautical miles (37 km) of shore.
The southern right whale, listed as "endangered" by CITES and "lower risk - conservation dependent" by the IUCN, is protected in the jurisdictional waters of all countries with known breeding populations (Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Chile, New Zealand, South Africa and Uruguay).
When Peggy first arrived in the baby cabin a few weeks ago, she was a screaming wreck. She would cling to the window, shouting at every monkey and person that passed by. All she wanted was freedom and a mom. Little did she know, that’s exactly what she was headed for. Today Peggy and Joli are both in an intro enclosure connected to KoKo troop, spending all their days and nights with their new foster moms - Panacur and Luka. As soon as Peggy is old enough, she and her foster mother will return to the troop for a life in the trees.
This is Shaka, a young male lion. He was rescued recently from a property where he was kept as a pet. This would have ended very poorly for Shaka and the family involved and thankfully he came to us!
He is stealing hearts, including mine... #lion#notpets#rescue#sanctuary
This is Sheeba, a male leopard. As well as being bred for the fur industry, Sheeba here as been declawed so he wouldn't be able to properly defend himself. De-clawing is removing the first knuckle on a cat which means they have to re-learn how to walk and is severely painful.
Sheeba is getting braver and braver each day and is coming out a lot more often #notpets#rescue#leopard
Our new rescue Baguira! This beautiful lady was rescued from Argentina where she was meant to be used in a circus but it closed and she was just left.
She has settled in amazingly here and even likes to look upon the African sky from upside down #lioness#notpets#notentertainment#theshowmustnotgoon
This is Achilles, a male Lion and Jubatus' best friend!
The reason Achilles and Jubatus don't have manes is because of this handsome fellow! When he was younger Achilles was castrated because of a complication with his testes meaning he would never grow a mane as it is driven by testosterone!
Luckily for Achilles, he is incredibly handsome as you can see and doesn't need a mane to prove it. The lack of testosterone doesn't stop him from being a big guy, in fact it made him and Jubatus bigger! We estimate their weight at just below 300kg!! #gentlegiant#lion#nobreeding#notpets 33
Jubatus is a male Lion and he is considered something called a 'split lion' which means he is a carrier of the white lion gene and a mix between white and brown lions. Because people feel that white lions are worth more they are overbred so they can make profit off of more white lions but unfortunately the cross breeding of white and brown lions usually ends up with a split lion like Jubatus here. This leads to deformities and deficiencies like with Vitamin A, and can lead to weakness in bones and muscle.
This happened with Jubatus and he was left paralysed from the waist down, but thankfully he had physical therapy and is now able to walk, run and play with his best friend Achilles!
Jubatus has such an expression of calmness