Animal Adaptations

Animal Quest

Injured wildlife presents another challenge. Anyone who works with urban wildlife will tell you they have never met an aggressive animal, only a scared one. But a scared animal can become defensively aggressive when she is in pain and does not know your intentions are good. As always, every effort must be made to keep people and pets away from any wild animal, but especially when they are in distress. Keep voices and sounds to a minimum, protect yourself from harm and keep her threat level to a minimum. A visit to these websites will advise you how to assess a situation, safely contain various species of animals and birds, locate help, and know what NOT to do that could cause greater harm, such as attempting to feed harmful foods. There will likely be another animal soon that does need your help (they seem to know how to find caring humans) so please refrain when you are advised to do just that by wildlife rehabilitation specialists (WRS). There are many ways to get involved and benefit wildlife, and the majority of WRS's are the people who can tell you how. Experiencing and understanding wildlife is a rewarding and life changing experience. Their intelligence, social lives, personalities, and survival skills are just some of the aspects that can quickly humble the more superior species. If you have passion about photography then I am sure that you would want to do wildlife photography.

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But in his heart, he was a naturalist and experiencing nature in all it's glory. Conflicting feelings were growing in his mind, but he had a job to do. Besides, it was just a gray wolf. As Ernest Seton searched for the outlaw wolf, unspoiled lands of the west pleased him. He spent hours watching wildlife and was awed by the spectacular beauty of the land. Seton filled notebooks with detailed drawings of animals and thoroughly studied them and their habitats. He was beginning to understand the role wildlife played in our lives and its importance to society. He thought of bygone days when huge herds of buffalo and pronghorn deer roamed the land and feared for the dwindling herds. In his heart, he knew wildlife needed protection and began thinking of ways to preserve the wilderness. Early thoughts of wildlife conservation were beginning to take shape in his mind. Ernest Seton finally got a break in his search for Lobo.