TFN’s Nick Westerby takes a virtual stroll through Poland’s countryside to find out more about the country’s 35,000 species of animals and 28,000 species of plants and fungi.
It took four days before staff were able to take snaps of the cute baby lemur peering over the edge of its wicker nest where it had been snuggling up to proud mum Colie.
With towns and forests deserted of people, the country’s wildlife has a new-found confidence.
The litter was born on St. Valentine’s Day but has been kept secret until now as mortality rates are high. Found in the rivers of South America’s Amazonia, there are only between 1,000 – 5,000 of them left in the wild.
The sanctuary has lost 90 percent of its donors owing to the pandemic, and food and medicine are running out.
Professor Piotr Tryjanowski, director of the Poznań University Of Life Sciences’ Institute of Zoology, says that instead of eating them, bats should be studied as they could be a good model for studying anti-inflammatory systems.
The birds are now a feature of a zoo now specialising in cold-weather animals.
With the arrival of coronavirus having a profound effect on all of our lives, it’s reassuring to note that there is some light in the darkness.
The Augustów herd, one of Poland’s youngest, is on the rise and flourishing.
Created for the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF), Jan Kallwejt’s striking poster features a lynx and its cub in the forefront, with a forest behind it. The rest of the poster shows various threats to the lynx, from hunters between the trees to the destruction of its natural habitant by deforestation and road construction. Tree stumps show where trees have been cut down.