A serval cat in Seattle
January, 2008, was a bizarre month for Seattle animal workers, who found two wild serval cats wandering around the city. The cats, native to Africa and resembling miniature cheetahs, were suspected to have been raised in captivity by an illegal handler, a sure sign of the emerging black market for wild African game in the U.S.. Both servals, which grow to 40 pounds and can leap more than 10 feet straight into the air, were taken into specially-made shelters by Seattle Animal Enforcement.
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The waters around the southern Line Islands in the Pacific Ocean are home to some of the healthiest coral reefs in the world. The government of Kiribat... More The waters around the southern Line Islands in the Pacific Ocean are home to some of the healthiest coral reefs in the world. The government of Kiribati recently declared a 12-nautical-mile fishing exclusion zone around each of the five islands, thanks in part to the efforts of National Geographic's Pristine Seas initiative and Explorer-in-Residence Enric Sala, who led a research expedition there in 2009. "Diving at the southern Line Islands reveals what the seas once were, in all their richness and wonder," says Sala. "Coming here has reset our entire understanding of what's natural, and has given us a new baseline against which to measure healthy and unhealthy reefs everywhere." Read more about the southern Line Islands online in National Geographic magazine: http://ngm.nationalgeographic.com/2014/09/southern-line-islands/warne-text
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