Author archives: conservationinstitute

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    Californias Tesla Car Owners Living In The Bay Area MUST READ This

    Aug 9, 16 • 645 Views • Green Technology, VehiclesComments Off on Californias Tesla Car Owners Living In The Bay Area MUST READ This

    Do you drive an electric car? Being a ‘good steward of the planet’ presents its own unique set of challenges. If you recently invested in an electric Tesla car, you understand how time consuming the recharge process can be. Despite Tesla...

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    Dolphin Facts

    Feb 6, 14 • 8873 Views • Animal ProfilesComments Off on Dolphin Facts

    As one of the favorites among wildlife watchers, dolphins are best known for their agility and playful behavior creating a beautiful sight as they leap from the water. Part of the toothed whale family that also includes pilot whales and orcas, dolphins are...

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    Cheetah Facts

    Feb 6, 14 • 35525 Views • Animal ProfilesComments Off on Cheetah Facts

    Known for being the world’s fastest land animal, the cheetah is a large feline that can run up to 75 miles per hour in short bursts to cover distances up to 1,600 feet and accelerate to over 60 miles per hour within just three seconds! Easily recognizable...

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    Polar Bear Facts

    Feb 6, 14 • 2603 Views • Animal ProfilesComments Off on Polar Bear Facts

    Rivaled only by the Kodiak brown bears native to southwestern Alaska, polar bears are classified as the largest land carnivores in the world and sit proudly at the top of the food chain with a vital role in their icy Arctic ecosystem. Known for literally...

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    Platypus Facts

    Feb 6, 14 • 6961 Views • Animal ProfilesComments Off on Platypus Facts

    Resembling an amphibious mole, the platypus is often described as having the body of a beaver with a duck’s bill sewn on perfectly. As one of the most evolutionary distinct mammals alive, the platypus is instantly recognizable for its broad flattened bill,...

  • Blue Krait (Markus Oulehla/Flickr)

    10 Most Poisonous & Dangerous Snakes In the World

    Feb 6, 14 • 81038 Views • NatureComments Off on 10 Most Poisonous & Dangerous Snakes In the World

    1. Belcher’s Sea Snake You may be somewhat familiar with these sea snakes. They are quite common, and you may have seen them in films or even in person. They are recognizable from their stripes. Usually these snakes have no interest in confrontation, but if...

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    Koala Facts

    Feb 6, 14 • 11524 Views • Earth Matters, Endangered & Threatened SpeciesComments Off on Koala Facts

    As one of the most iconic animal species endemic to Australia, the koala is well-known for its bear-like appearance with a stout body and predominately gray fur. Often found climbing in the canopy of trees, koalas are fuzzy and muscular marsupials that are...

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    Snow Leopard Facts

    Feb 6, 14 • 6451 Views • Earth Matters, Endangered & Threatened SpeciesComments Off on Snow Leopard Facts

    Native to the rocky and snowy highlands that are associated with its name, the snow leopard is a descendant of the wild cat and panther families. Easily recognizable from other related species, snow leopards are most known for their beautiful white or soft...

  • Popocatepetl, Mexico (Russ Bowling/Flickr)

    10 Most Dangerous Active Volcanoes in the World

    Sep 7, 13 • 14038 Views • Amazing PlacesComments Off on 10 Most Dangerous Active Volcanoes in the World

    Volcanic activity is a regular and harsh reminder that the planet we live on features an ever-changing geology. Located along the edges of tectonic plates, volcanoes are fissures that allow the boiling magma, ash, and gases from beneath the earth’s surface...

  • Blue-Ringed Octopus (Saspotato/Flickr)

    10 Most Poisonous Animals in the World

    Sep 7, 13 • 38356 Views • NatureComments Off on 10 Most Poisonous Animals in the World

    When you think of poisonous animals, what springs to mind? Spiders? Scorpions? Snakes? Jellyfish? Most of the world’s most poisonous animals are either reptiles, arachnids, or undersea inhabitants. Here is a rundown of the top 10 most poisonous animals in...