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#WildlifeUpCLOSE
Photo circa: 2012

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Does your stomach ever growl when you least expect it?
Shockingly enough stomach growls are a welcome sound in elephant society! These loud rumbles help to signal others that everything is “okay.” Sometimes elephant communications can be heard by another elephant up to 5 miles away.
Photo circa: 2012

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Look closely- can you see that prehensile lip? Indian rhinos are considered both a grazer and a browser (this is where that lip comes in handy)!

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Can you believe that an elephant’s skin is sensitive enough to feel a fly landing on it. So of course Tara at @zooatl could feel @lancegputnam getting his first chance to touch an 🐘

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⚠️IMPORTANTE⚠️
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#Repost @shanticharmsjewelry (@get_repost)
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CUIDADO CON LA PIEDRA LUNA‼️‼️ - ❗️Foto Izquierda- Piedra Luna natural. En persona es muy parecida al cuarzo cristal solo que con La luz tiene esos destellos azulinos. Es una piedra semipreciosa relativamente cara (a más destellos azulinos más cara) 100% natural. ❗️Foto derecha -Opalita que la están haciendo pasar como piedra luna, por favor tengan cuidado. Es una piedra SINTÉTICA de vidrio, y en persona parece un vidrio lechoso apenas verdoso, muy barata de conseguir.
Queremos hacer esta diferenciación ya que hemos recibido muchas Clientas a quienes varias marcas conocidas de Lima (que no mencionaremos) les han vendido OPALITA haciéndola pasar como PIEDRA LUNA y a precios caros. Lamentablemente esta información errada también la estamos viendo por todas las redes sociales, les pedimos a quienes nos siguen que tenga mucho cuidado, que no se dejen engañar, y que son bienvenidos a nuestra tienda si quieren ver en persona la Piedra Luna Natural y conocer sus propiedades. Nosotros trabajamos con transparencia en todo lo que hacemos y estamos para guiarlos y ayudarlos a informarse mejor para que puedan tomar las mejores decisiones en sus compras. 🙏🏼 #shantijewelry #opalite #moonstone #fakestone #energystones #quarzo #stayinformed #buyinformed #comprainformado #naturalstones #sintheticstones #rebelsoulperu

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⚠️ Me pareció Importante compartir ⚠️
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CUIDADO CON LA PIEDRA LUNA‼️‼️ -
Foto Izquierda- Piedra Luna natural. En persona es muy parecida al cuarzo cristal solo que con La luz tiene esos destellos azulinos. Es una piedra semipreciosa relativamente cara (a más destellos azulinos más cara) 100% natural.
Foto derecha -Opalita que la están haciendo pasar como piedra luna, por favor tengan cuidado. Es una piedra SINTÉTICA de vidrio, y en persona parece un vidrio lechoso apenas verdoso, muy barata de conseguir.
Queremos hacer esta diferenciación ya que hemos recibido muchas Clientas a quienes varias marcas conocidas de Lima (que no mencionaremos) les han vendido OPALITA haciéndola pasar como PIEDRA LUNA y a precios caros. Lamentablemente esta información errada también la estamos viendo por todas las redes sociales, les pedimos a quienes nos siguen que tengan mucho cuidado, que no se dejen engañar, y que son bienvenidos a nuestra tienda si quieren ver en persona la Piedra Luna Natural y conocer sus propiedades. Nosotros trabajamos con transparencia en todo lo que hacemos y estamos para guiarlos y ayudarlos a informarse mejor para que puedan tomar las mejores decisiones en sus compras. 🙏🏼 Miguel Dasso 126 tienda 208 Segundo piso San Isidro.
#shantijewelry #opalite #moonstone #fakestone #energystones #quarzo #stayinformed #buyinformed #comprainformado #naturalstones #sintheticstones #rebelsoulperu

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CUIDADO CON LA PIEDRA LUNA‼️‼️ -
Foto Izquierda- Piedra Luna natural. En persona es muy parecida al cuarzo cristal solo que con La luz tiene esos destellos azulinos. Es una piedra semipreciosa relativamente cara (a más destellos azulinos más cara) 100% natural.
Foto derecha -Opalita que la están haciendo pasar como piedra luna, por favor tengan cuidado. Es una piedra SINTÉTICA de vidrio, y en persona parece un vidrio lechoso apenas verdoso, muy barata de conseguir.
Queremos hacer esta diferenciación ya que hemos recibido muchas Clientas a quienes varias marcas conocidas de Lima (que no mencionaremos) les han vendido OPALITA haciéndola pasar como PIEDRA LUNA y a precios caros. Lamentablemente esta información errada también la estamos viendo por todas las redes sociales, les pedimos a quienes nos siguen que tengan mucho cuidado, que no se dejen engañar, y que son bienvenidos a nuestra tienda si quieren ver en persona la Piedra Luna Natural y conocer sus propiedades. Nosotros trabajamos con transparencia en todo lo que hacemos y estamos para guiarlos y ayudarlos a informarse mejor para que puedan tomar las mejores decisiones en sus compras. 🙏🏼 Miguel Dasso 126 tienda 208 Segundo piso San Isidro.
#shantijewelry #opalite #moonstone #fakestone #energystones #quarzo #stayinformed #buyinformed #comprainformado #naturalstones #sintheticstones #rebelsoulperu

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🐘 calves can weigh as much as 250 lbs at birth; what's even more shocking is that in their first year they will gain 2-3 lbs EACH DAY!
Photo circa: 2012

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I wish more conservation focused zoos and aquariums could create centers like The Wilds! This property encompasses over 9,000 acres and is one of the largest wildlife conservation centers in North America! Just think of the amazing research, breeding, and welfare that can be provided in spaces like these!

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Unforgettable is seeing African elephants in the wild for the very first time! In that moment I had to remind myself to breath....
Kruger National Park will always be a special place in my memories for this very reason!
Photo circa: 2011

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Favorite fact: elephants are either left or right tusked, just like most humans are left or right handed! They have a preference to one side over the other, meaning that one tusk is usually more wore down and polished than the other.
Any guesses which side this bull prefers!

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Even though a rhino's horn is made of keratin, the same material that makes up human fingernails, rhino horn is valued more highly than gold in East Asia. On World Rhino Day, join the Association of Zoos and Aquariums and commit to #BuyInformed to help stop the illegal trade of wildlife products. http://bit.ly/2hRFPT9
We got a photo of this beauty while attending AZA's annual conference this year @indianapoliszoo

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🚦Wouldn't mind this kind of rush hour traffic everyday! 🚙

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I am elated to share that @theelephantsanctuary is now an official @zoos_aquariums certified facility!
This next chapter of expanded collaborations between a diverse community of professionals can open new opportunities to improve and advance the welfare for all elephants in human care!

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The #AZA2017 community invested over $1.6 million in Asian elephant conservation between 2011 and 2015. #ImagineHow we can help to make an even bigger impact in the future!
Photo circa: 2013

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🍵Recently discovered @drinkasi. DYK the Yaupon plant is North America's only native source of caffeine?! My tea box makes me happy but also wanting to expand my loose-leaf collection (it's tastier, healthier and greener than bagged tea). What's your fave tea? #choosewell#buyinformed#simplifyyourbliss

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#ProtectwhatsLeft because the world will be much emptier without them. #Repost @biglifeafrica ・・・
Meet Tara. Tara is 1 of 7 critically endangered Eastern black rhinos that Big Life, in partnership with KWS, is dedicated to protecting.
She and her companions are special because they are among the last unfenced and unmanaged populations of black rhino in Africa. More still they are a small remnant of a once vast population of a black rhino subspecies found only in Africa. Once numbering in the hundreds of thousands, there are now approximately 750, making it the rarest of the three remaining black rhino subspecies.

Join our rhino partners @usfws @savetherhinointernational @chesterzoo @greatplainsconservation @dswt @tusk_org @officialzsl, and others, in helping us to keep this population alive. #rhino #blackrhino #rangers #antipoaching #biglifefoundation #africa #Kenya #eastafrica #worthmorealive #buyinformed #stopthetrade #cameratrap #wildlife #conservation #endangered #savetherhino #stoppoaching #wildforacause #wild4acause #wfac

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Meet Tara. Tara is 1 of 7 critically endangered Eastern black rhinos that Big Life, in partnership with KWS, is dedicated to protecting.
She and her companions are special because they are among the last unfenced and unmanaged populations of black rhino in Africa. More still they are a small remnant of a once vast population of a black rhino subspecies found only in East Africa. Once numbering in the hundreds of thousands, there are now approximately 750, making it the rarest of the three remaining black rhino subspecies.

Join our rhino partners @usfws @savetherhinointernational @chesterzoo @greatplainsconservation @dswt @tusk_org @officialzsl, and others, in helping us to keep this population alive. #rhino #blackrhino #rangers #antipoaching #biglifefoundation #africa #Kenya #eastafrica #worthmorealive #buyinformed #stopthetrade #cameratrap

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It's #WorldElephantDay2017 🙌🏼😄
💗🐘🐘🐘🐘🐘🐘💗I get asked this question a lot - "What's you favorite animal?" My answer for the past 4 years has been, #elephants. They are beautiful, family oriented, compassionate and sentient. #flashbackfriday @lewa_wildlife #whyilovekenya #jointheherd #supportwildlife #iloveelephants #buyinformed

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1 elephant is poached every 15 minutes to fuel a massive illegal trade of ivory around the world. Join forces with the Alliance to protect elephants from trafficking! #BuyInformed #WorldWlephantDay

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It is World Elephant Day!!! 🐘

#Repost @discoverycomm (@get_repost)
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Tomorrow marks #worldelephantday. Join forces with @USWildlifeTraffickingAlliance and Discovery to learn how you can #buyinformed to protect elephants across the globe.
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#elephantphoto #wildlife #elephant #safarilovers #trunk #elephant #nature #adventure #safari #safaristyle #lion #africa #asia #african #asian #naturephotography #naturelovers

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African elephant populations have plummeted 30% in the last seven years, with poaching as the main driver for this decline. On the eve of #WorldElephantDay, #BuyInformed to help us protect them!

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You are looking that the world's rarest tortoise species, the ploughshare tortoise. @zooknoxville is one of only a small handful of places in the world that care for them, and have devoted themselves to saving this species from extinction!
Photo circa: 2016

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AN UPDATE FROM OUR DIRECTOR (Q2 2017)

As we continue to tackle poaching across the ecosystem, Big Life has been investing heavily in intelligence gathering systems and training, supported by funding partners and the Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS). This investment is starting to pay off in a big way. Over this second quarter of 2017, we worked with KWS special units to arrest 23 trophy dealers in 11 incidents, and 319 kg of ivory was confiscated. These busts take place largely outside the Amboseli ecosystem, on the major transport routes that ivory follows through Kenya, and have taken our ‘intelligence footprint’ far beyond that of the physical coverage by Big Life rangers.
It’s a sign, together with the ongoing busts in the east, that we cannot be complacent. Reports seem to indicate that the price and demand for ivory in the east may be dropping, but clearly both are still high enough to represent a significant threat to elephants, as we saw recently with Ndawe. The work of anti-poaching teams across Africa is as important as ever.
Ensuring the prosecution of apprehended wildlife criminals is also a priority for Big Life. It’s critical that rangers understand how to follow the right processes to collect evidence that is admissible in court, and Big Life is actively training our rangers to do this.
In further good news, contractors have finished the first phase of electric fencing, creating what will be a lifeline for both farmers and elephants by reducing the conflict between them. Despite the odd hiccup, the fence has been almost completely effective at preventing elephants from crossing it into the farmland. The remaining problem, as expected, is coming largely from elephants entering farms from behind the fence, highlighting the importance of moving on with Phase 2 as soon as possible. We have an active fund-raising appeal going to support this, and ask anyone that is able to please support this hugely important barrier to keep peace between humans and elephants.
Richard Bonham,
Director of Operations, Kenya

#elephants #maasai #community #conservation #wildlife #worthmorealive #buyinformed #stopthetrade #protect #biglifefoundation

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We made an important statement on behalf of elephants today. By crushing confiscated ivory in Central Park, we made it clear: the illegal ivory trade must be stopped. Thank you for your support of these incredible animals! #ivorycrush #buyinformed

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Black rhinos are critically endangered, in fact conservationists have translocated individuals to help expand breeding populations in more secure areas to attempt to save the species!

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Hard to imagine...but this has been carved from 🐘 ivory... Everyday nearly 100 African elephants are poached just for their ivory tusks.

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