December 28, 2021
Wild View’s 10 Most Popular Posts from 2021
- as seen by -Julie Larsen
Conservation is the common thread for Wild View in 2021. Our readers are inspired by photos and stories rooted in our history including pioneering women, innovative graphics, and the births and lives of wildlife we’re dedicated to protecting.
Here are the top 10 Wild View posts from the last 12 months.
How Sharks Help Keep Coral Reefs Healthy
Sharks’ role as top predators in marine food chains is especially important for coral reef health. –Sarah Markes and Tim Davenport. Poster by ©WCS Tanzania.
After about an hour, I heard some rustling, and then all of the sudden, this cub emerged, apparently to say thank you for breakfast. –Ron Magill. Photo by ©Ron Magill.
Coral Reef Awareness from East Africa to Myanmar
Raising awareness of the importance of reef ecosystems and the benefits of protecting them is crucial. –Sarah Markes and Tim Davenport.
Walk Through Bronx Zoo’s History – Virtually
This tour explores how the early Bronx Zoo embodied WCS’s founding goals and how the evolution of these goals has shaped the park. –Sana Masood. Photos by ©WCS and Julie Larsen Maher ©WCS.
Come and visit the World of Birds and Northern Ponds exhibits at the Bronx Zoo to learn more about these fascinating species. –Helen Solecki. Photos by Julie Larsen Maher ©WCS.
Winter’s Most Exquisite Spirit
Nestled in the tufts of dune grasses, this mystical creature rests comfortably. –Stacy Ratel. Photo by ©Stacy Ratel.
The female killer whale spotted two young southern elephant seals and swam toward the beach where she intentionally stranded for a moment to reach the prey. –Martin Brogger. Photo by ©Martin Brogger.
Hearing the Once-Silent World: Dr. Marie Fish
Marie Fish’s research had profound results for the United States Navy. Without it, naval officers could not distinguish between enemy submarines and wildlife on sonar scans. –Cassandra Paul. Photo by ©Wildlife Conservation Society.
Hyenas: Misunderstood Predators of the Savannah
Spotted hyenas have one of the strongest jaws of any mammal and their jaw muscles and teeth can easily crunch through bone. –Joe Nappi. Photo by Julie Larsen Maher ©WCS.
The enigmatic Boyd’s forest dragon is a beautiful lizard species which few have ever seen or heard of and can only be found in the tropical rainforests of Queensland, Australia. –Andrew Kathriner. Photo by ©Andrew Kathriner.
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