Tag: China

WILDLIFE WEDNESDAY. ELEPHANTS SLAUGHTERED BY HELICOPTER SNIPERS IN AFRICA.

THOUSANDS OF ELEPHANTS SLAUGHTERED BY HELICOPTER SNIPERS IN AFRICA-GARAMBA NATIONAL PARK Illegal elephant poaching has peaked and with the demand from China for ivory trinkets and jewelry, the demand for ivory from China is insatiable.There are 300 million middle class in China ,all of whom buy trinkets, jewelry and other goods made with ivory. There…

WOLVES AND DOGS! DOMESTICATION AND TAMENESS

Wolves and Dogs   Image Credit: Wiki The mystery of dog domestication and tameness has always fascinated me. The transformation of one animal species-wolves, into another –dogs probably, according to geneticists, started in China from three female wolves. A combination of information from both archaeologists and geneticists came up with some interesting facts. Genetically, dogs…