Zoo Surveillance Footage Shows Incredible Moment Rare Asian Elephant is Born (insideedition.com)
A rare Asian elephant has been born in a British Zoo - and the incredible moment was caught on camera.
The baby girl was welcomed to the family by her mom, Thi, and four other elephants at the Chester Zoo on Friday.
Read: Mother Elephant and Baby Reunite After Years of Being Apart
Video of the baby’s birth was captured by the zoo's surveillance camera, meaning staff members were able to track the progress without disturbing the herd. more... 8/21/2015
Corpse flower scares up big crowds at Denver Botanic Gardens (bizjournals.com)
Denver Botanic Gardens is awaiting a powerful stench in the air — and that's having a powerful affect on its attendance and social media numbers, too.
Attendance at the Garden's York Street campus has spiked to more than 25,000 visitors in the last 10 days since the countdown began towards the blooming of its unusual corpse flower, expected anytime between today and the end of the week.
"We usually have about 1,000 visitors a day," but Sunday saw 4,000 attendees, said DBG spokesperson Erin Bird, adding that the garden's social and web traffic has also gone "through the roof" with thousands more followers. more... 8/18/2015
A Prairie Homecoming: Bison Webcam At Midewin National Tallgrass Prairie (crowdrise.com)
In fall of 2015, the Prairie State – Illinois – will get a new herd of bison. Part of a broader restoration effort at Midewin National Tallgrass Prairie that aims to return this special place to its original tallgrass prairie ecosystem, the bison reintroduction opens an exciting new chapter for Midewin and the country.
The webcam will feature the new bison herd as they roam near the corral and watering hole. This campaign will provide funding for the camera, installation and continued maintenance of the system more... 8/10/2015
Warhol Cam making it possible for people to pay tribute to pop artist (post-gazette.com)
Today would have been Andy Warhol’s 87th birthday. People are invited to celebrate wherever they are by dropping in on the EarthCam Warhol Cam.
On its website, EarthCam, which has webcams trained on significant sites all over the world, has a live 24/7 video stream from Warhol’s gravesite at St. John the Baptist Byzantine Catholic Cemetery in Bethel Park and at St. John Chrysostom Byzantine Catholic Church, the Greenfield church where he was baptized. more... 8/8/2015