Brown , a wildlife conservation researcher, has noticed something that might be harder to ignore: Whole clouds of insects swarming around the necks of these quadrupedal giants. Under ordinary circumstances, such irritants might be unexceptional. But a growing body of evidence suggests that those flies might be linked to a more serious problem, a skin disease that seems to be spreading through giraffe populations across the continent. Since , other possible evidence of the disease has been spotted in numerous other countries, including Namibia, Zimbabwe and Botswana. Kali Holder , an infectious disease researcher and veterinary pathologist at the National Zoo's Global Health Program , whose efforts has been supported by the Morris Animal Foundation, is working on a likely possibility: A tiny parasitic nematode that another Zoo pathologist spotted in samples of diseased tissue.
11 Rare Orchids That Look Like Animals (Including A Naked Man)
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When you think of an orchid, what usually comes to mind is a pretty pink or white pot plant — right? Well orchids can be found in all shapes, sizes and colours and with more than 35, species of orchid in the world one could spend a lifetime discussing them all. Instead we thought it would be much more fun to share the surprising number of orchid species that bear an uncanny resemblance to animals. So in reverse order of similarity, here we go:.
'Drunk' man rides giraffe in middle of zoo sparking police investigation
The man was filmed climbing over the fence into the animal's enclosure before jumping on its back at the Shymkent Zoo. Police are hunting a 'drunk' zoo visitor who clambered up a huge fence and jumped on the back of a giraffe. It is one of the most popular tourist attractions in the country spread over acres and has over animals, including a herd of giraffes.
Naked Man With Giraffe Hahahah. He's naked.. Security Check Required. Ironing out.