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Every place marches to its own beat. For musicians on the move, the mantra is: Stop. Listen. And take note. https://t.co/pquAtysR4jLittle data exists to ensure the international trade of ball pythons isn’t a risk to animal welfare, human health,… https://t.co/SnRgnV76gFThe research shows that “plague is very much a part of the landscape in the western U.S., and wild animals are freq… https://t.co/fBvuqbuIOJSome families have found themselves suddenly locked down with little space, while others are forced apart https://t.co/QpXENEDpJO
4/5
2020
Life in the Antarctic doesn’t come easy for macaroni penguins https://t.co/jGVkKoPyQo.@NatGeo just launched a new resource to support teachers and parents during this crisis: NatGeo@Home. It’s a one-s… https://t.co/d8SHSCez0J
Retweeted by National GeographicResearchers broke open ancient rocks extracted from more than 330 feet below the seafloor and discovered a communit… https://t.co/4yQTUB2CHX @solomilne @Rachael_Bale Support for the Big Cat Public Safety Act—which would restrict ownership of big cats and p… https://t.co/wMNj0i2rOc @AndreZollars @Rachael_Bale Yes, @CITES is an international treaty that regulates the wildlife trade between countr… https://t.co/blbgXL78JUFaced with shortages, people around the world are looking up DIY mask tutorials. Here’s what scientists say you sho… https://t.co/iRlkB1IBXSPlayful red fox kits chase each other on the prairie at sunset in this moment documented by Your Shot photographer… https://t.co/4UYz3VqXc1The second-largest Ebola outbreak in history finally may be winding to a close https://t.co/NnFoZATvbLAs self-isolation becomes mandatory in more cities in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, rats are becoming bolder i… https://t.co/WqkvM0CMTP#WorldRatDay Fact: Domestic rats will avoid harming other rats https://t.co/J6GgdT72z0For many of us, the most important intersection of geography and human culture in our lives is where we go to work.… https://t.co/MkTnQvrKK1In this high-altitude savanna in Ethiopia, villagers and geladas coexist—for now https://t.co/cmwA7gSQQzThese natural giants very quickly show us the scale of our natural world https://t.co/6cgVJheseGFor many of us, the most important intersection of geography and human culture in our lives is where we go to work.… https://t.co/lLiunTS5f9Feral swine—the offspring of wild boars and domestic pigs—are causing havoc across wide swaths of Canada https://t.co/0nd4ebqQQu
4/4
2020
"When we awoke we found the most magical scene outside!" writes Your Shot photographer Matthew Loesch-Fries, who ca… https://t.co/p5jkhFim8iThe oldest known Homo erectus and Paranthropus robustus fossils shed light on a critical period of hominin evolution https://t.co/qOzLrkPb0TGot questions about #TigerKing? Nat Geo photographer Steve Winter @swfoto & journalist Sharon Guynup @sguynup have… https://t.co/YzsLyzWvbSAs spring blooms, some of the most famous landmarks in the City of Lights are off-limits https://t.co/XJZWW3M0wOFaced with shortages, people around the world are looking up DIY mask tutorials. Here’s what scientists say you sho… https://t.co/QryFFXWkk0The research shows that “plague is very much a part of the landscape in the western U.S., and wild animals are freq… https://t.co/QDGttj2NszWithout the discovery of Yellowstone's heat-resistant bacteria more than half a century ago, the technique used in… https://t.co/soLOQN45SGThe second-largest Ebola outbreak in history finally may be winding to a close https://t.co/ms2gDbqAdSThe oldest known Homo erectus and Paranthropus robustus fossils shed light on a critical period of hominin evolution https://t.co/Z5qIkYBmSd
Retweeted by National GeographicOn April 3, 1934, a legendary primatologist was born and would change the world forever. Happy Birthday Dr. Jane Go… https://t.co/FGKFYOrRQySee the latest data and understand where the disease is spreading around the world through maps https://t.co/IkK3i6R1tvPeople can perhaps point to the time before and after the pandemic fundamentally changed their lives. Many of our s… https://t.co/FG3g9Z1rgmThese “unicorns of the sea” seem to be everywhere: on T-shirts, mugs, and more. But in their native Arctic waters,… https://t.co/9qLLjHRex4Little data exists to ensure the international trade of ball pythons isn’t a risk to animal welfare, human health,… https://t.co/Ys32RluEcdHumans have employed a variety of other methods for bathroom visits over the ages https://t.co/c2HR10eV1K
4/3
2020
At this retreat in Russia, adults with autism get a chance to nurture creativity and independence… https://t.co/Qymg9f780O @oulosP Thank you for bringing this to our attention. @natgeo and @insidenatgeo are devoted to science, exploration… https://t.co/87CYyBbcz7A fossilized jawbone and 16 bone fragments represent the first partial skeleton assembled for a juvenile Homo naledi https://t.co/KHxpyr861vThe oldest known Homo erectus and Paranthropus robustus fossils shed light on a critical period of hominin evolution https://t.co/Z5qIkYBmSdThanks for following along and for reading, I'll be around to answer questions more if anyone has them! –@Rachael_Bale'Tiger King' is mainly about the human story. But the tiger story is perhaps even more chilling. These are some of… https://t.co/Qumk5uMsZx @CutaNysa They wouldn't be able to fend for themselves since they've never lived in the wild before. Also: https://t.co/bUMnFpq8w0Tigers are also individual living creatures. As many as 10,000 live in captivity in the U.S., many in inappropriate conditions.Tigers are endangered. There are only ~3,900 left in the wild. https://t.co/0W1vlAYa0GTwo separate things I always ask people to keep in mind when thinking about wild animals: 1. Conservation 2. Welfare @miles2025 @Rachael_Bale We've got a really in-depth story on that exact topic. Tigers, elephants, monkeys, bears a… https://t.co/yXUnw48fYcThere are several tiger subspecies, each adapted to its specific habitat. But because most captive tigers are "gene… https://t.co/ZCND1sYts6All of this captive-breeding of privately owned tigers in the U.S. is not considered useful for conservation, scientists say. @BrazenBackpack @Rachael_Bale That way breeding is coordinated to ensure genetic diversity within a population https://t.co/6KiTarSYDQ @BrazenBackpack @Rachael_Bale The best zoos in the U.S. breed in accordance with the Species Survival Plan of that… https://t.co/8gcp11SE4rElsewhere, tigers are bred in captivity to be slaughtered for the illegal trade in their skins, bones, teeth, and c… https://t.co/HcNns0AKykJoe Exotic isn't just in prison for plotting to have someone killed. He was also convicted on charges related to ki… https://t.co/umh3mabRuXYou may have noticed all the white tigers in the show. DYK the white tiger is not a separate species? It's just a t… https://t.co/h42Dd8J9Fo @BioTechDirt @Rachael_Bale This provides some tips to help guide you. https://t.co/5afPLgQBn3 @BioTechDirt @Rachael_Bale The most important thing is to do your research before you go spend money to see tigers.… https://t.co/4DsU5cNg4S @Zarl95 Many captive tigers are also a mix of subspecies, and because each is adapted for a specific environment, i… https://t.co/baVhd8tE0X @Zarl95 Unfortunately, no. They wouldn't be able to fend for themselves since they've never lived in the wild before. @daisyrothschild We have just what you're looking for! https://t.co/QwoFzOsPO0 @shashankkhemani @Rachael_Bale Yes, white tigers have been intensively bred in the U.S. and therefore some have hea… https://t.co/tsIloQK0TeThere's a wide range of zoos, too, from shabby roadside menageries to state-of-the-art parks like the San Diego Zoo… https://t.co/r2GfBA8uow @ParrisBueller @Rachael_Bale It's not just about the price—it's the patchwork of laws in the U.S. too. Some states… https://t.co/WwiTyfdtnq @silye0n @Rachael_Bale The recurring cost of food can add up—tigers eat a lot. Plus vitamins/minerals, veterinary c… https://t.co/a8826rTRfu @silye0n @Rachael_Bale This story is related and may interest you—climate change is pushing more people into the ma… https://t.co/JK3MLQXUtG @silye0n @Rachael_Bale Climate change is a real threat. In India and Bangladesh, Bengal live in the world's largest… https://t.co/oVktHZrnjrPseudo-sanctuaries abound, as @natashadaly and @kirstenluce found in their investigation of wildlife tourism around… https://t.co/iItcYU3CdqOne question I've gotten a lot is: What's the difference between Joe Exotic's zoo and Big Cat Rescue? A real sanctu… https://t.co/C6vYOxSzIkCubs can only interact with visitors from eight weeks old to 12 weeks, the law says. What's next? A life of breedin… https://t.co/tA7Q1WelRlPlaces like Joe Exotic's make their money by offering cub-petting. Who wouldn't want to play with a baby tiger? But… https://t.co/d077mZJsxgThere are more tigers in captivity in the U.S. than there are left in the wild. Most are privately owned, in roadsi… https://t.co/Opoj2nYVrSHi, I'm @rachael_bale, executive editor of Nat Geo's animals desk. I'm taking over @natgeo to answer your questions… https://t.co/rkaoF0uc8H @McSnewsie While we are an organization that is over 130 years old, the media industry is always changing. Your sup… https://t.co/RTUFy9vHcVResearchers broke open ancient rocks extracted from more than 330 feet below the seafloor and discovered a communit… https://t.co/lHqwM6MUXv"We hope this coverage helps illuminate a complex issue and the lives of people it affects," writes editor… https://t.co/u4DREG4pJnSince autism was first identified in the 1940s, researchers have struggled to explain it, but there has been progre… https://t.co/xP57KqudMHThe range of disability—and ability—of those with autism is huge. But finding work, love, and independence can be e… https://t.co/BsqzjZDolMBecause the number of people with autism is growing, we asked a writer and photographer to shine a light on this li… https://t.co/aLDeSHxoOjIf new planned border fences are put up through the region, critical animal migration corridors would be cut off fo… https://t.co/eFqi9o1o9bMany animals have an ability to process and represent numbers—arguably a form of counting https://t.co/9jsyWYsNomThe ancient ruler of the sea may have gone extinct earlier than we thought—and the rise of its smaller but fierce r… https://t.co/BTzvVEk7OfWhat happens when you leave a camera running in the forest for a year? https://t.co/a21GGzaAckA decade-long forensic investigation is illuminating a chapter of World War II in the Channel Islands that many wou… https://t.co/tm2viaLadlWhether or not you've watched Tiger King, there are important things to know about animal welfare and issues surrou… https://t.co/Fo0ub0g4DeHumans and chimpanzees share 98% of their DNA—see what else we have in common https://t.co/1OKwC2at4c
4/2
2020
These “unicorns of the sea” seem to be everywhere: on T-shirts, mugs, and more. But in their native Arctic waters,… https://t.co/2N2AVOoECaLast April Fools' photo caption challenge for the day! RT with your best one-liner and we'll share our favorites. T… https://t.co/YadxDlT7MkWithout the discovery of Yellowstone's heat-resistant bacteria more than half a century ago, the technique used in… https://t.co/um7A25aRUaA fossilized jawbone and 16 bone fragments represent the first partial skeleton assembled for a juvenile Homo naledi https://t.co/2aMIA69mfUHelp us caption this photo in honor of April Fools' day! RT with your best one-liner and we'll share our favorites https://t.co/AGwil54J09Comin' out of my nest and I've been doin' just fine https://t.co/nyal08PDe7
Retweeted by National GeographicEveryone could still use a laugh, right? This April Fools' Day, RT this with your funniest photo caption and we'll… https://t.co/aWyQ11C6kYAs spring blooms, some of the most famous landmarks in the City of Lights are off-limits https://t.co/8o1jZk5LFGNo April Fools' day jokes this year, but we do want to see your best comedic photo captions! RT with your funniest… https://t.co/JjxBtozuBXHumans have employed a variety of other methods for bathroom visits over the ages https://t.co/tGuN5otJ0ULittle data exists to ensure the international trade of ball pythons isn’t a risk to animal welfare, human health,… https://t.co/cZ2TBQ4EVyMale bottlenose dolphins call each other by name and touch frequently to reinforce friendships, which can last a li… https://t.co/l6AhuiIpYISee the latest data and understand where the disease is spreading around the world through maps https://t.co/e4hrrIQN67The collective response to the coronavirus pandemic, from panic buying at grocery stores to restaurant closures, is… https://t.co/21ausf9YJjTake a virtual trip to Yellowstone and immerse yourself in this park's epic beauty https://t.co/2rvTDHqKNn
4/1
2020
If new planned border fences are put up through the region, critical animal migration corridors would be cut off fo… https://t.co/khFfdcciyTThanks for joining us this #WomensHistoryMonth as we shared stories about female explorers who changed the world. S… https://t.co/gKW6WrIuFfMany animals have an ability to process and represent numbers—arguably a form of counting https://t.co/DOUmjf6u1a
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2020

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