Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Pictures from the Wilds: Part 7 African Wild Dogs

The updates are endless! This is part 7 of our journey to the Wilds of Cumberland, Ohio. Today we look at one of the three species of carnivores that call the Wilds home, the African Wild Dog. Originally found in Southern, eastern, and central Africa, these pack oriented animals have a strong social structure which aids them in hunting for prey in the wild. There success rate is supposedly 80% (where you come up with that I don't know. Would be interesting to see the sample size on that data). Habitat loss (of course) has been their major cause of decline to a population of about 5000.

Sunday, September 19, 2010

Pictures from the Wilds: Part 6 Giraffe

There are three subspecies of giraffe's represented at the Wilds: Masai, reticulated, and Rothchild's. Masai have leafy shaped  spotting patterns. These creatures are found on the continent of Africa. here you can see them among the trees.

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Pictures from the Wilds: Part 5 Przewalski's Wild Horse

This endangered species of wild horses is originally from Europe and Asia. The Przewalski's Wild Horse actually went extinct in the wild but has recently been reintroduced and is making a nice comeback. A good sized herd is located at the Wilds and you should get nice and close to them!

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Pictures from the Wilds: Part 4 Persian Onagers

Continuing with our virtual tour of the Wilds, our tour bus has arrived at the home of the Persian Onagers. These endangered creatures from Iran are on of six sub species of wild ass that were once common across the Asian continent.