Category Archives: life

Photo Safari at The Wilds – American Bison

Bison, buffalo…the name is disputed by some.  Our tour guide informed us that when Europeans came to this country and saw these massive herds they called them buffalo after the only other types they had seen before.  They were nearly … Continue reading

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Photo Safari at The Wilds – Masai Giraffe

Giraffes are listed as a “vulnerable” species because of poaching and habitat destruction.  They are amazing to watch as they move so gracefully on those long legs.  And their necks?  They have the same number of neck vertebrae as we … Continue reading

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Photo Safari at The Wilds – Przewalski’s Horse

I first learned about this wild horse while studying the evolution of the equine species in a college biology class; I never thought I’d see let alone be this close to a real one.  The Prezewalski or Dzungarian horse is  … Continue reading

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Photo Safari at The Wilds – The Dhole Dog

The Dhole is a canid native to Central, South and Southeast Asia.  Other English names for the species include Asiatic wild dog, Indian wild dog, whistling dog, red dog, and mountain wolf. Wikipedia These beautiful dogs are on the endangered … Continue reading

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The Cheetah

The cheetah’s and the African painted dogs are two of the carnivores at The Wilds but there is one more that I will share with you tomorrow.

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Photo Safari at The Wilds – The Persian Onager

The Persian onager, also called the Persian wild ass or Persian zebra, is a subspecies of onager native to Iran.  Their numbers in the wild were once in the thousands now it is around 600.  They are listed as endangered.

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Monochrome Monday at The Wilds

With Persian Onagers.  More about them tomorrow.

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