Vultures are categorized on whether they are Old World or New World vultures. There are 23 species altogether, with the New World species being found across the Americas and Caribbean and the Old World vultures being found in Africa, Asia and Europe. The New World vultures include the Turkey Vulture (Cathertes aura), the Lesser Yellow-headedContinue reading “Vulture Awareness Day (4th September)”
Great Hornbills are similar to that of Rhinoceros Hornbills, with the Male being larger and measuring 121-150cm in length, and the female measuring 112-125cm in length. The males have an average weight between 2.6-3.9kg, and the females have an average weight between 2.1-3.4kg. The Great Hornbill is a very large hornbill species. They have aContinue reading “Great Hornbill – Buceros bicornis”
Rhinoceros hornbills are usually 99-125cm long (both male and female). The male usually weighs more with average weights of 2.4-3kg; the female is lighter with average weights between 2-2.4kg. These hornbills are very large, with black plumage, except for white thighs and vent; the tail is also white with a broad, black band. Rhinoceros hornbillsContinue reading “Rhinoceros Hornbill – Buceros rhinoceros”
With zoos reopening across the UK on Monday (12th April), I figured this was a fairly logical topic to write about this week. A study undertaken by Williams. E. Et al (2021), looked at the effects of zoo closures on animals’ behaviour. The study looked at a few species including Chinese goral (Naemorhedus griseus), Grevy’s zebraContinue reading “How Covid-19 Zoo Closures Have Affected the Animals”
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