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High-ranking Male Primates Keep Wafting Their Sex Stink At Females, Who Hate It

Researchers call it “stink flirting.” A male ringtailed lemur rubs his signature scent onto his long, fluffy tail, then waves it over his head in the direction of a nearby female. Males seem to intend this gesture as a sexual overture. But it often gets them into fights - with lemurs of both sexes. In fact, scientists aren’t sure stink flirting helps male lemurs at all.

Ringtail Lemurs Threatened By Illegal Pet Trade

By John R. Platt | August 7, 2015

Exotic Pets Do Not Make Excellent Pets!!

Every now and then you have to ask yourself this question: “Am I doing this for attention?” if it is not part of a marketing extravaganza then the answer should always be “No”.

Shark Cage Diving: A Wet Thrill Or Conservation Exploit?

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You can not love and protect what you don’t understand. Even though shark cage diving is considered contentious, in my mind it plays a hugely important role in changing people’s attitude towards this unfairly treated animal.

The Elephant In The Room

The cruel and harsh reality behind elephant back riding in Asia is well documented – see for example ‘an elephant never forgets’ documentary below – and the ripple effects of educating the travelling public and raising awareness among the tour operators is slowly starting to pay off.