Biologists are scrambling to study how these snakes survive, with the hopes of ultimately eradicating this invasive species. Monica Lasky tells the story of Jaeger, an enormous snake she radio-tagged and later radio-tracked deep into the Everglades, dodging sawgrass and alligators alongside the way in which. Listen to the incredible story of how one subordinate monkey, Bravo Luis, rose to power in the face of a catastrophe that almost worn out his whole group, leaving only Bravo and some females to carry on.
Colombia’s Famously Fearsome Animals
Listen to this week’s podcast that includes Dr. Ben Hirsch as he goes by way of video and DNA exams to elucidate how this unusual behavior was discovered. It includes trekking on mountain slopes with tall catch poles whereas avoiding bears and mountain lions. This week, we meet Scott Yanco as he recounts capturing and researching the motion and ecology of an owl named B5. Jorge spent over two years living in a distant Amazonian jungle where he developed a special relationship with a monkey that appeared like his mom. Also in this time he had to work with FARC guerrillas, lived off of candy, and once hallucinated a Hobbit.
Ocelots are noticed wild cats that vary throughout quite a lot of habitats from Texas to Argentina. They typically hunt small prey like mice, however in Panamá, Ricardo discovered them additionally consuming agoutis, sloths and even deer. Ocelots often weigh between 18 to 35 lbs (eight.5 to sixteen kg), with males being bigger than females. Bonobos are one of our two closest relations in the Animal Kingdom, a sister species to the better identified chimpanzee. Bonobos stay solely within the Democratic Republic of the Congo the place they are threatened by hunting and deforestation. The basking shark is the second-largest dwelling shark and considered one of three plankton-consuming shark species, along with the whale shark and megamouth shark.
Dr. Meg Crofoot, who has been following Bravo for over 15 years, joins us to inform the story of this reluctant monkey leader. While male coati typically remain solitary creatures after mating, “Vanilla Ice” has been documented to prefer spending time along with his potential mates.