November 19, 2020

Conservation Breakthrough

Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute (SCBI) scientists made an amazing discovery recently! They found out that the poisonous African Crested Rat, which was previously thought to be solitary, is highly social. They discovered that it is monogamous and may even form small family units! Learn more here: https://nationalzoo.si.edu/news/secret-social-lives-giant-poisonous-rats.

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November 14, 2020

Giant Panda Birth!

How rare is a Giant Panda birth? Very rare. In fact, it's so rare that at the Smithsonian National Zoo, they have only had FOUR successful births! Pandas have been living there for over twenty years, and only the second pair had cubs. Even that pair didn't breed by themselves. The female, named Mei Xiang (may shong), had to be artificially inseminated with sperm from different males, including the resident male, Tian Tian (tEE-en tEE-en). The cubs' names were male Tai Shan (tie shon), female Bao Bao (bow bow), and male Bei Bei (bay bay). The fourth cub, a male, will be named in about fifteen days. He is healthy and thriving. This cub's birth marks the end of Mei Xiang's fertility. The zoo will never attempt to breed her again. His birth has also made Mei Xiang a famous mother. At twenty-two years old, she is the oldest panda to give birth in the United States, and the second-oldest to give birth in the world! The oldest documented panda to give birth was a twenty-three old panda living in China.

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October 29, 2020

The Weekly umbrella project

Join The Weekly! This project has been created by myles678 and you get to vote for the best observation of the week! Check it out at this link: https://www.inaturalist.org/projects/the-weekly

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Virginia Bioblitz!

A new project is out! Come and join the new Virginia Bioblitz! After many days of posting observations, and receiving comments and IDs, I finally had enough experience to start a bioblitz for the wildlife of Virginia. I'll keep posting updates on it, so keep checking back for more information. Also, contact me if you have any questions. Good luck!

Posted on October 29, 2020 19:58 by imladris imladris | 0 comments | Leave a comment

Project Update: Birds of Virginia!

A new project has been added to World Wildlife Watch! I bring you Birds of Virginia: A Log of Virginian Birds! If you live in Virginia or are simply just visiting, you can post observations of birds from all over Virginia. Simply click "join" on the top right corner of the project if you want to become a member, and please message me if you would like any special privileges or have any questions. Stay tuned for more information and good luck posting your observations!

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October 28, 2020

iNaturalist Project Advertisement: World Wildlife Watch umbrella!

Get the chance to learn about exciting species! This new project will contain an assortment of collection projects that take observers across the globe. So far, the only project that I've added is Giant Panda Worldwide Search: Cub Watch, but there are lots more on the way. Good luck posting observations!

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