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rhamphotheca:

Alaska National Parks
Caribou spring into migration early, following a warm winter. The Western Arctic Herd’s spring migration to the calving grounds is 1-3 weeks earlier than in previous years, after Western Alaska’s incredibly warm winter (6-8° F warmer than average). NPS tracks timing of caribou migration and investigates how weather affects this herd’s amazing, annual journey. 
For more information visit: 
National Park Service - Nature 
and National Park Service - Caribou

rhamphotheca:

Caribou spring into migration early, following a warm winter. The Western Arctic Herd’s spring migration to the calving grounds is 1-3 weeks earlier than in previous years, after Western Alaska’s incredibly warm winter (6-8° F warmer than average). NPS tracks timing of caribou migration and investigates how weather affects this herd’s amazing, annual journey.

For more information visit:

National Park Service - Nature

and National Park Service - Caribou

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archiemcphee:

If Cerberus, the three-headed dog, guards the entrance to Hades, what do you suppose a three-headed deer is the guardian of? This awesome image of three fallow deer bucks, standing in a perfect row and looking backward at the same moment, was captured in the forests of Lithuania by photographer Renatas Jakaitis. But we prefer to think this photo was taken on the outskirts of the Forbidden Forest.
[via Twisted Sifter]

archiemcphee:

If Cerberus, the three-headed dog, guards the entrance to Hades, what do you suppose a three-headed deer is the guardian of? This awesome image of three fallow deer bucks, standing in a perfect row and looking backward at the same moment, was captured in the forests of Lithuania by photographer Renatas Jakaitis. But we prefer to think this photo was taken on the outskirts of the Forbidden Forest.

[via Twisted Sifter]

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rhamphotheca:

A one-month old baby Pudu deer (Pudu sp.) is fed at a college in Concepcion city, south of Santiago, Chile, on November 12, 2012. The Pudu, the world’s smallest species of deer, was found orphaned in a forest close to Concepcion and lives exclusively in southern Chile and part of Argentina. Because of overhunting and habitat loss due to agriculture and livestock, the species is currently considered vulnerable.
(photo: Jose Luis Saavedra/Reuters)       (via: TakePart.org)

rhamphotheca:

A one-month old baby Pudu deer (Pudu sp.) is fed at a college in Concepcion city, south of Santiago, Chile, on November 12, 2012. The Pudu, the world’s smallest species of deer, was found orphaned in a forest close to Concepcion and lives exclusively in southern Chile and part of Argentina. Because of overhunting and habitat loss due to agriculture and livestock, the species is currently considered vulnerable.

(photo: Jose Luis Saavedra/Reuters)       (via: TakePart.org)

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astronomy-to-zoology:

Eld’s Deer (Panolia eldii)

also known as the Thamin of Brow-antlered Deer, Eld’s deer is a species of deer endemic to Southeast Asia. The most notable feature of this deer is its antlers which are shaped like a bow and grow outwards rather than upwards. Sadly this unique deer is currently endangered as deformation and habitat degradation have reduced its numbers. But luckily several countries have set up conservation projects aimed to save the species.

Phylogeny

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vixxey:

So, according to one of the game officers I work alongside with (within the conservation corps), NJ Fish and Wildlife, after revisiting the idea, completely tore up the idea of giving deer contraceptives because it’s unprofitable and current management plans are “sustainable” enough. 

UgHHHhhHhhh

this makes me soOsosososoOo mad 

1)Unprofitable????? I’m sure the money needed is nothing compared to the overall expense of deer related vehicle accidents in a year.

2)The people put in charge of making decisions like this should be people who work and deal with wildlife on a daily basis, not law makers who only ever see a deer when it’s dead on the side of the road or mounted above someone’s fireplace.

3)There is nothing “sustainable” about shooting bucks. (This triggers female deer to breed even MORE). That’s just a shit way of appeasing people who use proactive management plans as an excuse to kill something while putting an emotional blanket over it all by saying “well, the females and babies don’t get shot, don’t worry kiddos!”. 

4)This is why wildlife management is seen as such a joke. It should be species specific and the actions put into place should reap the most ecological benefits, but nope. Not in NJ. If it don’t produce a dollar, it ain’t worth a dime.  

5) GOD FORBID WE INTRODUCE PREDATORS BACK INTO THE ECOSYSTEM THROUGH REINTRODUCTION PROGRAMS. ANOTHER THING NJFW SHOOTS DOWN AT EVERY POSSIBLE MOMENT. WHAT WOULD THE FOLKS WHO’VE NEVER EVEN SEEN A OPOSSUM, LET ALONE A BOBCAT OR WOLF, THINK!!!>???!?!

I wanna punch a wall.

The worst thing about it: NO ONE CAREEeeEES. 

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