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December 29, 2017

Wild View’s 10 Most Popular Posts from 2017

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Julie Larsen Maher Julie Larsen Maher

We received so many great photos of wildlife this past year.  

And they all had incredible stories behind them. We hope you enjoyed seeing them as much as we did. These were the ones that really resonated: our 10 most read stories from the past 12 months. Not seeing your favorite? Let us know what we missed.

SPARKS FLY FOR SPARKY THE BISON

The bison famous for surviving a lightning strike (aptly named “Sparky”) has a girlfriend. –Julie Larsen Maher

GORILLA INSTINCTS

Our most recent western lowland gorilla birth at the the Wildlife Conservation Society’s Bronx Zoo was a special one. –Sabrina Squillari

OUR GENTLE GIANT

Ernie, a gorilla at the Bronx Zoo, is one of the largest silverbacks in North America. –Kate McMahon

HAPPY 40TH ANNIVERSARY, BRONX ZOO MONORAIL

During its past 40 years of operation, the monorail has provided visitors with a unique experience to go into the animals’ world. –Sana Masood

WHO’S KNOCKING?!

Recorders pick up sounds from a number of marine mammal species, including the knocking sounds made by male walrus. –Ricardo Antunes

LITTLE ELEPHANT

We watched one little elephant practicing his skills on a log. He tried to pick it up with his tiny trunk. –Bricken Sparacino

TALE OF TWO PANDAS

Like giant pandas, red pandas mainly eat bamboo, occasionally snacking on nuts, fruits, and other assorted items. –Nora Beirne

THE CINEREOUS VULTURE, A MONGOLIAN ICON

Like the world’s other 22 species of vultures, the cinereous vultures’ survival is challenged in an ever-changing environment. –David Oehler

MY NEIGHBORS, THE MERLINS

The merlins pursue at a steady, furious pace; their sharp wings rowing like oars across the open sky. –Jonathan C. Slaght

 SNOW LEOPARD SURPRISE

As we carefully examined our latest camera trap shots, we were suddenly chilled to see a pair of uncanny round eyes staring back at us from one of them. –Altangerel Sukhbaatar


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2 comments

Patricia Lawrence
December 31, 2017 at 8:47 am

exciting and informative

Velva M. Bell
December 31, 2017 at 11:39 am

Happy New Year to you and Megan Julie!