Despite the fact that many extreme and dangerous species are lurking in the Amazon, a lot of adventurers are still visiting the famed river, looking forward to having a close encounter. For years, many have endangered their lives as they check out the river, hoping to have rare experiences as they explore the vast waters. However, as these wanderers multiply, so do the probability of higher risks.
Take for example these true-bloodied brave gents whose river cruising and catching of a good bait ended to a close encounter of what is perhaps the wild’s near-to-extinction creature —the Arapaima. According to Wikipedia, the arapaima (or popularly known as either pirarucu or paiche) is a genus of bonytongues that used to dominate the vast waters of the Amazon and Essequibo basins of South America. Believed to be among the largest freshwater fish in the world, a typical kind can grow as much as 4.5 m. That’s a near 15 ft to be exact.
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While the wild rivers of the Amazon and the likes remain attractive spots for adventure-seekers, experts remind the importance of being very vigilant. Safety precautions must be practiced and that appropriate parameters between human interaction and different species should be maintained as well. Not only do these wanderers invade the species’ territories but truth be told, some of them even have the tendency of exploiting the place or the species either for personal greed or for other forbidden purposes.
Empire State Building Features Cecil the Lion and 160 Endangered Species
The Empire State building lit up to show striking images of threatened animals in the world. Watch the video and get to know what’s at stake.
Over the past week, the world was enraged by the brutal killing of Cecil, a 13-year-old Southwest African lion from Zimbabwe. The country’s well-loved lion who was once a popular attraction in Hwange National Park in Matabeleland was shot and killed by American dentist Walter Palmer in July 1, 2015. Apparently, the lion was lured out of the park using a dead animal tied to a vehicle and shot with an arrow by the professional hunter. He was tracked for 40 hours before finally dying in the hands of Palmer who killed him using a rifle. The news made headlines and became the subject of public debate worldwide.
In an attempt to raise awareness about endangered species, the Empire State Building projected striking images of 160 different endangered species using 40 projectors for three hours on Saturday night. The show dubbed as “Projecting Change” was organised by the Discovery Channel to promote an upcoming documentary called “Racing Exctinction”.
"We lit up the Empire State Building with the world's most beautiful-and-threatened-species to show the world what's at stake."...
Lion Killer Closes Dental Office As His Home Gets Vandalized And Continues to Receive Threats
Walter Palmer, the US dentist who killed Cecil the lion, had to close his office as he continues to receive hatred and threats from people everywhere.
With his recent killing of Cecil the lion, American dentist and hunter Walter Palmer just became the most hated man on the internet.
Palmer, who admitted that he paid $55,000 to hunt on Zimbabwe didn’t know that his victim was a celebrated lion in the country. He wounded the animal with a bow and Cecil eventually died 40 hours after that. Cecil was beheaded and skinned.
Animal lovers everywhere immediately hot angry as the news about the killing spread online. Photos of the dentist with the dead lion surfaced on the internet which sparked furtherhatred among netizens across the world. People condemned Palmer for the death of Hwange National Park's most famous lion. ...
“Alien Crab” Crawling Between Rocks Captured in NASA Mars Curiosity Photo
Could Mars be ruled by crustaceans? Let’s see what an expert had to say.
Ongoing missions that aim to know Mars more are ongoing. Little by little, our knowledge about the Red Planet are slowly increasing as space agencies continue to research and provide the public and the scientific community with new data. This is why, finding something new about Mars is a cause for excitement for many.
The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) released a photo of Mars last week that has got social media buzzing. It's because the photo was able to capture what seems like a crustacean crawling on the surface of the Red Planet.
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