Nature up close: Whooping cranes are finally making a comeback

 Good News Notes: “In the summer of 1998, while driving along the Slough Creek Road in Yellowstone National Park, my husband and I spotted two whooping cranes. Wait! Whooping cranes don’t live in Yellowstone; they spend their winters in Aransas National Wildlife Refuge in Texas, and their summers in Wood Buffalo National Park in Canada, over 2,000 miles…

Galloway red kite trail helps birds back from extinction

Good News Notes: “RSPB Scotland is ready to hand over a scheme which has helped red kites in Dumfries and Galloway to go from extinction to 130 breeding pairs.” “Management of the Galloway Kite Trail – founded in 2003 – will now be taken on by local businesses.” “It has also seen numbers thrive with…

Some Vultures Making A Comeback After Being ‘Vulturally’ Gone

Good News Notes: There are 23 species of vultures in the world. However, as adaptable as the birds are, 14 of those species are considered threatened or endangered. Vultures help prevent the spread of disease from rotting animals since they are able to feed on carcasses so rotted that other animals would become sick from…

World Giraffe Day

Traditionally observed on the summer solstice (the longest day of the year), World Giraffe Day honors those with the longest necks. The Henry Vilas zoo, located in Madison, Wisconsin, chose to celebrate one day late, however, to encourage more people to come out and celebrate this beautiful animal that is slowly moving toward extinction. Political…

Mystery Solved

https://www.msn.com/en-in/news/world/megalodon-mystery-behind-extinction-of-prehistoric-60ft-shark-may-have-been-solved/ar-BBTyYa5

9 Encores

https://www.iflscience.com/plants-and-animals/these-once-endangered-species-are-expected-to-make-a-comeback-in-2019/all/

High Tech Help

http://www.bbc.com/future/story/20190130-how-eavesdropping-on-elephants-is-keeping-them-safe