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  Wild Animals
When wild animals are kept as pets, their lives are likely to be filled with misery.
Wild animals are not domesticated simply by being captive-born or hand-raised by a human mother.
Where wild animals are concerned, meeting this responsibility is usually impossible; invariably it is the animals who suffer.
www.factmonster.com /wildanimals1.html   (347 words)

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Mares in the wild allow their offspring to nurse up to two weeks before they give birth again; if they are barren for a year, the youngster might not wean until they are near two years old.
Wild horses can be separated into groups according to their age and gender.
Wild horses are able to process dry and course grasses and other vegetation.
groups.msn.com /wildwildwildanimals/yourwebpage4.msnw   (2102 words)

 Wild Animals, Not Pets!
A wild animal lives in natural environments and requires definite periods of conditioning and learning in the presence of its parents and peers.
It is virtually impossible for a wild animal to adapt to traditional household living.
Wild animals harbor parasites which can be lethal especially to infants and young children.
www.houstonzoo.org /Wild_Animals_Not_Pets/Index.aqf   (526 words)

 Care For Animals
Certain species, or individual animals of most species, when maintained under irresponsible ownership may, in fact, be a hazard to human health, other animals, and/or the environment.
Wild animals kept as pets are frequently subjected to various surgical procedures for the sole purpose of making the animal more sociably acceptable to its owner.
Public health officials may require euthanasia of canine hybrids after they bite a person or are exposed to a rabid animal, regardless of their rabies vaccination status, because presently there is no rabies vaccine licensed for canine hybrids and little scientific data on the pathogenesis of rabies in these animals.
www.avma.org /careforanimals/animatedjourneys/petselection/birds.asp   (848 words)

 Should Wild Animals Be Kept as Pets?
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) discourages direct contact with wild animals for a simple reason: They can carry diseases that are dangerous to people, such as rabies, herpes B virus, and Salmonella.
Wild animals are not domesticated simply by being captive born or hand-raised.
When wild-caught animals are kept as pets, their suffering may begin with capture—every year millions of birds and reptiles suffer and die on the journey to the pet store.
www.hsus.org /pets/issues_affecting_our_pets/should_wild_animals_be_kept_as_pets.html   (663 words)

 Animal Behavior & Training: Wild Animal Pet Position
Animal Behavior Concerns and Solutions is an animal behavior column written by animal behaviorist and animal trainer, Diana L. Guerrero.
This tightening is directly due to much of the abuse that occurs when wild animals or hybrids are taken as pets by the layperson, but that is only a fraction of the problem.
Having said that, let me point out that wild animals do not make good pets because they are creatures that have evolved within a specific niche in nature and have special physiological and psychological adaptations to insure that survival.
www.arkanimals.com /ark/abcs_wild_animal_pet_position.html   (900 words)

 Wild Animals As Pets
Wild and exotic animals, even those bred in captivity, still possess innate social and physical needs, and mental stimulation that cannot be met in private homes.
Wild animals, if they are to survive in captivity, often require highly specialized care.
I define the Imprinting of Wild Animals as "The cruel and inhumane act of purposely forcing a lifestyle on a wild animal that is not their own".
www.stemnet.nf.ca /CITE/animals_as_pets.htm   (1608 words)

 EEK! - Leave Wild Animals in the Wild
Wild animals make their home in both the city and the country.
Sometimes a wild animal is scared away from its young, but it will return to feed or care for the young animal once danger has passed.
Wild animals are unpredictable and can be dangerous to people.
www.dnr.state.wi.us /org/caer/ce/eek/critter/wildanimals.htm   (434 words)

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Suggested suburban and urban animals for the die are: deer, mouse, snake, raccoon, or bird.
Activity #2: Wild Animal Sound and Movement Now that students have identified some of the animals that are considered wild in their neighborhood, this is an opportunity to show how much they know about each animal.
Wild animals are even different from our pets, because our pets need to live with humans and rely on humans; wild animals can survive by themselves.
www.aspca.org /site/DocServer/Wild_Animals.doc?docID=4501   (1848 words)

 NYS DOS, Office of Fire Prevention and Control-Mission
Under recent legislation, everyone who owns, possesses or harbors certain wild animals must report the location of the animal to his or her municipal clerk.
The knowledge of the presence of dangerous wild animals, in the context of emergency services responses, is necessary to protect public safety and the safety of emergency services personnel.
The state fire administrator, in consultation with the department of environmental conservation, shall develop and maintain a list of the common names of wild animals to be reported.
www.dos.state.ny.us /fire/wildanimalslaw.html   (508 words)

 Wild Animals, Not Pets
Wild and exotic animals do not make good pets simply because they revert to their natural instincts sooner or later.
ALL wild animals sold as pets are pulled away from their mothers just a few days or weeks old.
Many of these unfortunate creatures are social animals and need the company of their own kind to thrive.
www.wildanimalorphanage.org /notpets.html   (444 words)

 Wild Animals
You must be able to react quickly when photographing most animals in the wild.
Since it is often difficult or unsafe to get close to wild animals, especially big game and elusive smaller creatures, long (300 mm) and extra long lenses can do the job for you.
When shooting animals that you simply can’t (or shouldn’t) get close to, using fine grain film in the ISO 50 or 100 range on a bright day will allow you later to enlarge a cropped section of the negative and obtain a relatively sharp picture.
www.photographytips.com /page.cfm/68   (683 words)

 Defra, UK - Wildlife & countryside - Global wildlife - Dangerous Wild Animals Act 1976
The Dangerous Wild Animals Act of 1976 was originally introduced as a private members bill in response to public concern about the keeping of dangerous pets, especially big cats.
It aims to ensure that where private individuals keep dangerous wild animals they do so in circumstances which create no risk to the public and safeguard the welfare of the animals.
Taking forward changes to the Dangerous Wild Animals Act’s schedule of species in isolation could have implications for these other objectives, and we therefore intend to consider all of the legislative changes affecting keeping of wild animals together, in order to reach consistent and coherent decisions.
www.defra.gov.uk /wildlife-countryside/gwd/wildact.htm   (690 words)

The Howell Nature Center is dedicated to the rehabilitation and release of injured and orphaned wild animals.
Animals that are suffering and cannot be rehabilitated are humanely euthanized by a veterinary service.
The stress of capture by humans is a significant cause of death in captive wild animals.
www.howellnaturecenter.org /animals/wildliferehab.htm   (1031 words)

 Wild Animal Orphanage
Neither Wild Animal Orphanage, The Animal Sanctuary of the US or any of our other affiliates endorses, encourages or is involved in the sale or trade of wild animals.
The Wild Animal Orphanage is a non-profit 501(c)(3) tax-exempt permanent sanctuary, dedicated to giving quality lifetime care to unwanted, abused, and non-releasable wild and exotic animals.
It is the mission of the WAO to provide a sanctuary to the ever-increasing population of wild and exotic animals that are being displaced from the exotic pet trade, roadside zoos and breeders.
www.wildanimalorphanage.org   (427 words)

 Wild Animals
Whose food is this a look at what animals eat leaves bugs and nuts
Barefoot book of animal tales from around the world
Enter in the search box the name of the animal you want to learn about.
www.imcpl.org /kids/guides/mathscience/animals.html   (131 words)

 Amazon.com: Animals in the Wild, Vol. 1-5: DVD: Animals in the Wild   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
Animals in the Wild 3: Cries in the Wild
This is the latest and greatest in hi-fi brought to bear upon the bloody Darwinian struggles of the African steppe, the Galapagos Islands, and everywhere in between.
The interactive aspects of Animals in the Wild, including trivia and information on endangered species, seem added on as an afterthought, but they're nice to browse after the 53-minute programs are over.
www.amazon.com /Animals-Wild-Vol-1-5/dp/6305607583   (861 words)

 Wildlife Crossings—Wild Animals and Roads
Millions upon millions of wild animals are killed on our nation's highways every year.
Most animals are members of relatively common species; others are rare, and vehicle-caused mortality is a serious threat to their recovery.
Fragmentation confines wild populations to areas too small for their needs or forces animals to attempt road crossings to locate food, cover, nesting sites, and mates.
www.hsus.org /wildlife/issues_facing_wildlife/wildlife_crossings_wild_animals_and_roads   (744 words)

 Wildlife - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Domestication, act of taming, or controlling, wild plant and animal species and producing them for human benefit, is performed often and has an impact on the environment, both postive and negative.
Religions have often declared certain animals to be sacred, and in modern times concern for the environment has provoked activists to protest the exploitation of wildlife for human benefit or entertainment.
Since 1984, the Discovery Channel and its spinoff Animal Planet in the USA and the have dominated the market for shows about wildlife on cable television, whilst on PBS the NATURE strand made by WNET-13 in New York and NOVA by WGBH in Boston are notable.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Wild_animal   (734 words)

 Animals: Wildlife | CDC Healthy Pets Healthy People
Touching wild animals may harm you or the animal.
In most of the United States, it is against the law for you to own any wild animals or non-human primates (monkeys) without a permit.
Since wild animals (including monkeys, raccoons, and skunks) can carry diseases that are dangerous to people, CDC discourages direct contact with wildlife.
www.cdc.gov /healthypets/animals/wildlife.htm   (289 words)

 Animal Web Cams at the National Zoo - National Zoo| FONZ
The spaces between the animal exhibits in the Zoo are full of trees, shrubs, flowers, and grasses—all friendly for both people and local wildlife.
Watching fl-footed ferrets: You are viewing the nest box of a fl-footed ferret and her kit at the Zoo's Conservation and Research Center, one of a only a handful of breeding centers in the United States.
Ferrets in the wild are nocturnal, spending their days sleeping in underground burrows in the grasslands of the Great Plains.
nationalzoo.si.edu /Animals/WebCams   (1436 words)

 Ladywildlife's Domestication of Animals Page
Domestication was started by our early ancestors who realized the potential of certain wild animals to perform tasks and provide humans with a reliable source of food and clothing.
Whether or not domesticated animals could survive on their own depends on their degree of domestication.
Formerly a domesticated animal, the Australian dingo escaped into the wild and quickly reverted to its wild state.
ladywildlife.com /animal/domesticationofanimals.html   (818 words)

 WildWNC.org : Animals at the Center   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
Nature Center animal fact sheets have been compiled for the use of students and educators.
The animals listed are either now, or have been, members of the collection at the WNC Nature Center.
Articles may be reproduced for classroom use by students and educators but may not be reprinted otherwise without written consent from the Nature Center.
www.wildwnc.org /af/index.html   (57 words)

 National Wildlife Federation
The Canada lynx is such a secretive animal that we don't even know how many are left in the United States - but we do know that keeping forests intact is the only way to keep lynx populations healthy.
The pronghorn is the second fastest land animal in the world, almost as fast as the cheetah.
The buffalo is the largest terrestrial animal in North America.
www.nwf.org /wildlife   (459 words)

 Wild Animals @ Re-QUEST dot Net (tm) ||| Animals in the Wild
Learn more about some of the animals that are on the endangered species list.
Though the wild dog is a hunter, they do not kill as many domestic animals as people think.
Hear the call of the wild, find out how wolves are making a comeback, and discover the ancient connection between dogs and wolves at this Web site.
www.re-quest.net /animals/wild/index.htm   (360 words)

 Lesson Plans - Really Wild Animals: Will People Change Them Forever?   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
Some wild animals live in close range to humans, while others have never seen people and have been only minimally impacted by human activities.
Explain that the animals Fay has encountered on Congo Trek are highly vulnerable to human activities, such as logging and agriculture.
If their habitat is only partially destroyed, these animals might be more and more likely to encounter humans in their daily lives.
www.nationalgeographic.com /xpeditions/lessons/14/g35/faywild.html   (1055 words)

 WILD: Stories of experiences in the wild - walking, climbing and wild animals Wilderness, Ecology, Backcountry, Outdoors
WILD: Stories of experiences in the wild - walking, climbing and wild animals Wilderness, Ecology, Backcountry, Outdoors
These pages take a look at various experiences while out walking, hiking and climbing in the wild on hills and mountains.
There are details of wild animals and tales from the more remote parts of the world.
members.tripod.com /~pscragg   (112 words)

 Wild Animals
A pets animals site to share animal stories along with dedications, greetings, and pet information with others that love animals.
Find animal information and pictures and rate the articles submitted by other pet owners or animal lovers.
Wild animal photographs, mostly from Arizona, but also including animals from around the world.
m.webring.com /hub?ring=opossumsallysopo   (343 words)

 Wildlife: Wild Animals on Pottery by Karis Swink Barry   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
Wildlife: Wild Animals on Pottery by Karis Swink Barry
Wild animals, including some endangered species, are found on my wheel thrown porcelain pottery.
Each piece is decorated with fascinating portraits from the animal kingdom.
www.animalpottery.com   (154 words)

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