Animals

June 15, 2019

Interview: This Man Is Caring for the Last Two Northern White Rhinos on Earth

Every day, an ever-growing number of plant and animal species risk extinction. While most of us only occasionally face this fact, James Mwenda, a conservationist at Kenya’s Ol Pejeta Conservancy, deals with it on a daily basis. Tasked with the job of protecting two critically endangered northern white rhinos, Mwenda’s role as a caregiver carries a lot of weight—especially since this pair is the last of their subspecies.

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June 3, 2019

You Can Live with These Life-Sized Polar Bear and Cub Sculptures That Feel Like the Real Thing

When BLAST Inc. producer Junya Okabe came across a stuffed polar bear displayed in a storefront, he couldn’t help but feel sad. This once living and breathing majestic beast had been killed, only to become a lifeless, decorative object for human entertainment. Despite his despair, Okabe was struck with an idea—to artistically create lifelike animals without harming them. “I’ll use my experience to create animals that look alive.

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May 24, 2019

Interview: Incredible Split-Second Photo of Bald Eagle with Symmetrical Reflection

Amateur wildlife photographer Steve Biro has been photographing birds for the past 10 years. Intrigued by their behavior and pushed by his love for the outdoors, Biro spends hours each week honing his craft. On a recent trip to the Canadian Raptor Conservancy in Ontario, an interaction with a feisty Bald Eagle resulted in a photo that’s been causing a sensation online.

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