Saturday, June 30, 2007

My Question on You Tube for the Next President

Well this is my first try at You Tube. I decided to post a question to the presidential candiates for when they come to Charleston. I don't think endangered animals and the environment get enough attention so I hope they will use my question.

The original video was much better. I haven't figured You Tube out yet. Let me know if you know how to get better quality. And my parents made me cut my full name.

Will you vote for a president who cares about animals and the environment? I hope you will.

Thursday, June 21, 2007

My tiger encounter

This isn't something you get to do every day...bottle feed a rare Golden Tabby Tiger!!!

I was very excited to hold a real tiger at Preservation Station at Myrtle Beach this week. My eyes grew wide when I saw them bringing the tiger out. I've seen tigers on TV and in zoos, but this was the first time I got to hold one.

Here I am holding the tiger with my sister. It is also kown as a Golden Bengal, and there are only about 24 of this kind of tiger left in the world.

A tiger's fur feels soft, but rough at the same time. It was amazing to look into its light green eyes. The only sound it made was slurping on its bottle. The whole thing only lasted a minute or two, but it was cool.

I love tigers. At Riverbanks Zoo in Columbia they have Siberian tigers. They are also endangered with only about 500 left in the world. Learn more about how to help save the tiger.

Sunday, June 17, 2007

Animal Jokes

What has antlers and sucks blood?
A moose-quito.

What do Alexander the Great and Winnie the Pooh have in common?
They both have 'the' as their middle names.

What do you get if you cross a centipede and a parrot?
A walkie talkie.

Why are pigs bad drivers?
They HOG the road.

What do you call an elephant in the North Pole?

Is this elephant lost...?
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Monday, June 11, 2007

Manatee Alert!!!

There is a news alert for boaters to be extra careful of manatees!
Manatees are endangered. There are only about 3,200 left. They are mostly found near Florida and Georgia, but there have been some sightings near South Carolina. Their greatest dangers are motor boats and people net fishing. There are groups dedicated to saving the manatee. But for some reason President Bush doesn't seem to like manatees very much.

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Manatees are very shy and slow moving mammals also known as sea cows. They are related to the elephant, and the extinct steller sea cow. I'll do a post on that soon.
I like watching manatees, and would love to see one in the wild. This newspaper says they are smarter than they look. But I don't know. Watch this video and tell me what you think!

Saturday, June 9, 2007

Stop the Rhino Poaching!

Gangs of poachers are still killing lots of rhinos for their horns. That report from Traffic says that's how most rhinos die-- poachers in Zimbabwe and Congo hunting them down. Many scientists think the rhino will be extinct in the wild in about ten years if we don't do something!

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Rhinos are so interesting because they look almost prehistoric. They were found in North America and Europe during the Ice Age. But the Wooly Rhino was hunted into extinction. Now there are only five species left in Asia and Africa. The Western Black Rhino went extinct summer 2006. The Sumatran Rhino is probably next for extinction since there are less than 300 left in the wild!

The World Wildlife Fund and Traffic and some other groups are working hard to save the rhino. They need your help. What will you think if rhinos go extinct because of poaching? Let me know what you will do to help.

Tuesday, June 5, 2007

Global Mourning

Global warming is bad for the environment, bad for habitats and animals everywhere, and bad for South Carolina.

So what are we doing about it in South Carolina? Well, we might be making global warming worse! How? By making a new electricity plant that uses coal.

And more pollution and global warming will make more animals go extinct-- like polar bears and walruses. And it will hurt the earth and the environment. And that's why I called this post global mourning. Many people think there are better choices.

You should give your opinion. What do you think?

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Monday, June 4, 2007

To Bee or Not to Bee

I heard that Albert Einstein said, "If the bee disappeared off the surface of the globe, then man would only have four years of life left."

My dad said Einstein probably never really said that. Anyone know? But it's still interesting to think about how important bees are.
This story says bees are declining worldwide. Bees are disappearing from Montana and other states. And this story from England about disappearing bee colonies.

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