Florida man skateboards length of state, 1,100 miles, for conservation
Justin Bright, a recent grad from UF, is skateboarding from the Alabama border to Key West to raise awareness of the need for land conservation and wildlife protection in Florida. He's traveling 1,100 miles by longboard, largely self-supported, and camping along the way.sun-sentinel.com
Attempt to feed manatees fails so far, but effort to hold off starvation will continue
State and federal wildlife officials undertook the unusual step of offering food to manatees last month after an unprecedented number of deaths last year, most from starvation. But so far, the manatees have been ignoring the offerings of lettuce.sun-sentinel.com
Spidernauts and space dogs: What happens to the creatures of spaceflight
Animal spaceflights paved the way for the first human astronauts, and today, creatures big and small continue to space travel, advancing our knowledge of how the zero-gravity environment impacts all beings and aiding research down on Earth.
Zoo Miami celebrates Florida’s American flamingo conservation on International Flamingo Day
Monday, April 26, is International Flamingo Day, and if there’s anything more quintessentially South Florida (besides coconut trees and sunshine) it’s the American Flamingo. However, what most people don’t know is that the American flamingo hasn’t always been classified as a native species of Florida.
Breakout 'Borat' star Maria Bakalova conquers Hollywood
This image released by Amazon Studios shows Maria Bakalova, left, and Sacha Baron Cohen in a scene from "Borat Subsequent Moviefilm." The project was so secret, Bakalova has said she actually worried she was being recruited for human trafficking. But soon she was in London auditioning for Sacha Baron Cohen to star in his “Borat Subsequent Moviefilm” as his yet-unknown 15-year-old daughter, Tutar. I mean, I think I’m a little bit awkward and weird as a person and the way that I’m behaving, with all of these gestures. And he’s probably the person to whom I’m going to be forever grateful.
Fundraise for your furry friends at virtual Walk for the Animals
BROWARD COUNTY, Fla. – The 31st annual VCA Walk for the Animals is not paw-sing for anything, not even the pandemic. It has been retailored to be a virtual walk this year with the same goal of helping the Humane Society of Broward County continue its mission of providing services to animals and offering educational programs to people of all ages. This year’s event will feature Local 10 anchor Jacey Birch as the emcee along with a live YouTube broadcast, virtual scavenger hunt and an online silent auction. Whether you choose to walk in your neighborhood or around your home, anyone from any part of the world can participate. AdThe Humane Society of Broward County is a private, non-profit organization located at 2070 Griffin Road in Fort Lauderdale.
Rocky, the owl found in the Rockefeller Christmas tree, has been returned to the wild
Rocky the owl has been returned to the wild. The tiny Saw-whet owl was found stuck inside this year’s Christmas tree at Rockefeller Center in 30 Rock last week, and thanks to some wonderful environmentalists, he’s now out. Rockefeller, or “Rocky” for short, became stuck inside the 75-foot-tall tree, and he was found and named by a worker setting up the tree Nov. 16, according to the Associated Press. Rocky, a female owl, was taken to Ravensbeard Wildlife Center in the Hudson Valley town of Saugerties to be nursed back to health. A video of Rocky taking flight back into the wild was posted on the Ravensbeard Wildlife Center’s Facebook page.
South Florida group turns shelter dogs into service animals for veterans
His determination to move forward led him to an organization called CAMO which stands for Canines Assisting Military Operatives. Founder and chief Trainer Mike Lorraine works with shelter dogs who fit the temperament to become a service animal and pairs them with veterans in need at no cost. Training these dogs to do everything from turning on a light to picking up keys and coins actually starts with chickens. Lorraine works with the birds first to see what techniques will create the desired response before adopting that approach when training a service dog. So far CAMO has placed 30 dogs with veterans in need.
Orphaned baby manatee rescued in the Keys
ISLAMORADA, Fla. – An orphaned infant manatee was rescued Saturday after being spotted by homeowners that there was something beneath underwater rocks along their dock. The Dolphin Research Center’s (DRC) Manatee Rescue Team and volunteers with Dolphins Plus Marine Mammal Responder unit assisted the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Committee to corral the calf with netting. They then successfully scooped the manatee from the water using a large hoop net. They did not know why the calf separated from her mom. On Sunday afternoon, a Seaquarium veterinarian said the manatee was in “guarded condition.”After evaluation and treatment, she was placed in a pool with an older orphaned female manatee.
You asked, we’re answering: 5 things you want to know about COVID-19
There is no research or data to suggest ibuprofen is dangerous for someone with COVID-19 to use. While officials don’t know the exact source of COVID-19, they know the first infections were linked to a live animal market. So far, there’s no evidence that COVID-19 is spread through semen or vaginal fluids, according to Planned Parenthood. Therefore, it would be easy to get COVID-19 if you have in-person sexual contact with someone who has it. If not, click here to let us know what you’d like to find out about the novel coronavirus.
March 2016 community events calendar
It's your one-stop shop to finding out about events taking place around your community. Cost: Donation-basedFor more information, visit www.humanebroward.com. The Miami Brain Fair is a free educational event to teach kids how the brain works. Cost: Ticket prices range from $5 to $25For more information, visit www.crpc.org/concert-series-2015-2016, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 954-334-5174. Cost: $14 admission (special discounts are available)For more information, visit www.thefair.me/thefair/fairinfo-about_us.php.