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Beetle Mania

Leave your infrared-laser tripped stationary camera to your dad, the whitetail hunting enthusiast, ’cause you’re about learn what REAL wildlife photography is. Will & Matt Burrard-Lucas just wrapped up their first (largely) successful photography expedition using their ingenious BeetleCam, a remote control camera ATV. The brothers have been professional nature photographers since 2004 but really…

The Economics of the Ivory Trade

As reported in the NY Times and elsewhere, an auction of 108 metric tons of ivory took place today in Namibia, Botswana, Zimbabwe and South Africa. The buyers were exclusively from China and Japan. Not surprisingly, this sale has raised the ire of animal welfare groups, such as the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW).…

Wildlife Conservation Society researchers in the remote northern jungles of the Republic of Congo have made a startling discovery: approximately 125,000 western lowland gorillas – more than twice the previous worldwide estimate. Coined “the Green Abyss” by scientists and explorers eager to do some coining in a world running increasingly short on coinable areas, these…

WTF! National Geographic via the inimitable Ugly Overload:

Leopard Attacking Crocodile

In a sure sign that Kruger National Park in South Africa is angling to be the World Wrestling Federation of game reserves, yet another unlikely and brutal animal match-up has been caught on film. In this series of photos, a leopard ambushes a crocodile. A protracted struggle ensues but it’s pretty clear who ultimately comes…

Tiger Splash Park – Round II

Zooillogix welcomes you back to our favorite ill-conceived, questionably licensed, death-circus: Tiger Splash Park! Any Arizona state legislators amongst our readers? If so, you might want to put this place to sleep… Thanks to dedicated reader Judy for making this vid and sending us the link.

A Maclaud’s horseshoe bat (being held in a glove) poses for the ladies… For the first time, scientists photographed a Maclaud’s horseshoe bat in the forests of Guinea in West Africa. These bats had not been seen in the wild in over 40 years. The featured photo was snapped by German biologist Natalie Webber, who…

Ba-Ba-Ba-Ba-Barbara-Anne…… According to a new study from Cornell University, African electric fish engage in a dueling performance of electric pulses when in courtship. Scientists had known that the fish emitted electric signals to explore their surroundings and communicate sex and social standing. This, however, was the first research comparing the electric emissions of breeding and…