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  Evidence for Bigfoot's Existence
Posted by: Apex Titan - 06-15-2021, 06:59 PM - Forum: Miscellaneous - Replies (7)
This thread is dedicated to posting compelling evidence for the existence of Bigfoot aka Sasquatch. After many years of watching countless Bigfoot documentaries, hearing hundreds of very credible eye-witness accounts and testimonies from around the world, seeing compelling DNA evidence ( Numerous hair samples ), vocalizations and hundreds of legit, scientifically verified Bigfoot footprint casts and tracks, I'm 100% certain, without a doubt, that Bigfoot exists.

Note, no one has ever been able to debunk the 1967 Patterson/Gimlin footage, despite being in 2021 with all this advanced technology. All the people who claimed to have been the creature in the Patterson film, could never produce any shred of tangible evidence to prove their claims. Too much inconsistencies, contradictions and lies in their stories.

Anyone who has an open mind and interest in this topic, then I strongly suggest you watch the new Bigfoot documentary called "Expedition Bigfoot" ( 2 seasons, 3rd season maybe coming ), where the investigators and researchers find plenty of authentic and compelling evidence that strongly suggests that these creatures exist. From thermal footage of Bigfoot, huge footprints, vocalizations, tree structures etc...

Here's an article on some of the evidence the Expedition Bigfoot team found:

https://press.discoveryplus.com/paranorm...a-results/
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  Shoulder height to body length ratio
Posted by: ganidat - 06-13-2021, 05:23 AM - Forum: Tiger - Replies (5)
I am interested in the shoulder height to body length ratio of male tigers.

Because we have to do this with pictures, it won't be perfect. But if we can compare multiple pictures, then we can take the average and that should be pretty close to the true ratio.

I will start:


*This image is copyright of its original author


For this particular picture of Bamera, I got a height to length ratio of:

56.3218391%
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  Activists, Biologists & Conservationists
Posted by: Rishi - 06-09-2021, 07:02 PM - Forum: Human & Nature - Replies (1)
This thread is dedicated to all the men & women, that are/were leading the charge to protect the planet.
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  Yangchuanosaurus shangyouensis
Posted by: DinoFan83 - 06-04-2021, 01:48 AM - Forum: Dinosaurs - Replies (2)
Yangchuanosaurus is an extinct genus of carnivorous metriacanthosaurid allosauroid that lived in China from the Middle to Late Jurassic periods (Bathonian to Oxfordian, about 168 to 157 mya), and was similar in size and appearance to its more famous relative, Allosaurus. Yangchuanosaurus hails from the rocks of the Upper Shaximiao Formation. This theropod was named after the area in which was discovered, Yongchuan, in China. 
The subadult type specimen of Y. shangyouensis had a skull length of 78 cm, a femur length of 85 cm, and an estimated total length of 8.6 meters. The paratype was even larger, with an estimated skull length of 111 cm, a femur length of 95 cm, an estimated length of 10.2 meters, and an estimated weight of 2500 kg. A referred femur with a length of 120 cm suggests larger sizes still, possibly up to 12.9 meters and 5000 kg. This is similar in size to modern rhinos and elephants and puts Yangchuanosaurus among the largest known theropods of the Jurassic.
The skull of Yangchuanosaurus was large, deep, and broad, housing numerous sharp and serrated teeth. The neural spines of the torso were moderately tall, perhaps serving as muscle attachments. The hindlimbs were short and stout, possibly related to locomotion in forests.
Yangchuanosaurus probably fed on the contemporary sauropods Mamenchisaurus and Omeisaurus as well as the stegosaurs Chialingosaurus, Tuojiangosaurus and Chungkingosaurus. Being the largest known carnivorous animal from the rock formations it was found, it may have been the apex predator.
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  Lions ID's
Posted by: Tr1x24 - 05-31-2021, 11:17 PM - Forum: Lion - Replies (12)
I think this thread is much needed as theres many new and some older lions and coalitions in Kruger which are less known and seen, so its hard to ID them and distinguish them when they are spotted.

I imagen this thread to work like this:

- Post a name of a coalition or lion and then under that post a pictures of them, pictures which will be posted should be the best ones on which we can see lions face, whiskers, or some easily recognizable spotts (ear scars, body scars, patches etc). 

- if theres some unknown males to you, post it first under "Who they are? " thread, so you can see if some members maybe know who they are, and then post it here, so we dont spam here. 

- if nobody doesnt know that unknown lion/coalition in  "who they are? thread, just post it here and name them "unknown" and possibly location where they are spotted, so we have them for future sightings

- i think this thread doesnt need to be for discussion (obiviously if somebody post something wrong, correct him), yet mainly for ID's, as we have many threads for discussion already 

- also no need to post here famous lions like Nhenha, Tinyo, Mohawk etc., as they are well known already for everyone. 

- ID's of already gone lions and coalitions are also welcome 

Hope it works well.
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  Modern weights and morphometric measurements of the cheetah (Acinonyx Jubatus)
Posted by: Acinonyx sp. - 05-30-2021, 12:53 AM - Forum: Wild Cats - Replies (29)
A thread dedicated to modern weights and measurements of cheetahs!
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  Were our ancestors hermaphrodites?
Posted by: parvez - 05-09-2021, 12:43 PM - Forum: Questions - Replies (1)
I came across some articles which say Neanderthals and their predecessors had both x and Y chromosomes. I feel in one way they may be hermaphrodites. Modern humans and Neanderthals had 99.7% similarities. What distinguishes them is presence of both x and Y chromosome and a bigger brain in Neanderthals. Modern Humans had only either of these two. Sexual dimorphism may have started only after the first human was created. It may be only the latest phenomenon IMO. What you say guys?
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  A review of forum policies
Posted by: tigerluver - 05-05-2021, 03:03 AM - Forum: Forum Rules & Announcement - No Replies
Hi everyone,

Recently we have had a bit of trouble and figured this would be a good time to touch on our policies one more time. The purpose of this thread is to briefly explain what we seek for WildFact and what steps we have to take to ensure the quality of the forum. 

The goal of our website is to share information in a respectful, pleasant, and constructive manner. We have been very fortunate to be composed of a community that excellently achieves this goal. Moreover, while we always emphasize data, we acknowledge that hypotheses, theories, and conjecture are all part of the critical thinking needed in science. As such, we allow and even encourage these aspects as long as they are done respectfully and in a manner that acknowledges scientific and historic data. 

Conversely, a poster that pushes only conjecture while intentionally ignoring data or picking data to their liking is not suitable for our board. A recent ban had to be enacted after multiple warnings due to a poster conducting the following infringements:

1. Intentionally misinterpreting or misrepresenting data continuously to prove their point.
2. Completely ignoring data presented if it contradicted their assertion. 
3. Circular arguments and insatiable desire to have the last word, no matter how empty.

These types of posts are unhealthy for both our posters and the forum. Therefore, we have the following moderation policy:

1. The poster in question will first be given good advice on how to fix their posts.
2. If the advice is not heeded, a warning will be given.
3. If the warning is not heeded, the poster will be permanently banned. 

However, we had another poster recently banned as well without these 3 warnings. The reasoning is simple, WildFact, comprised of members from all across the globe, has zero tolerance for racism and xenophobia. Any posts with such intentions will result in an immediate ban of the poster without warning.

Again, we have been fortunate that these steps have to be very rarely enacted and sincerely appreciate the community. If there any questions, please feel free to private message one of the moderators.
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  All you need to know about Parrots
Posted by: student1194 - 05-03-2021, 03:50 PM - Forum: Reptiles and Birds - No Replies
Parrots are members of the order Psittaciformes, which includes more than 350 bird species, including parakeets, macaws, cockatiels and cockatoos, according to the Integrated Taxonomic Information System (ITIS). Though there are many types of parrots, all parrot species have a few traits in common. For example, to be classified as a parrot, the bird must have a curved beak, and its feet must be zygodactyl, which means there are four toes on each foot with two toes that point forward and two that point backward. 

Size
Because the parrot order includes so many different species, parrot sizes vary widely. Parrots can range in size from about 3.5 to 40 inches (8.7 to 100 centimeters) and weigh 2.25 to 56 ounces (64 g to 1.6 kg), on average. The world's heaviest type of parrot is the kakapo, which can weigh up to 9 lbs. (4 kg). The smallest parrot is the buff-faced pygmy parrot, which is only about 3 inches (8 cm) tall and weighs just 0.4 ounces (10 g).
Habitat 
Most wild parrots live in the warm areas of the Southern Hemisphere, though they can be found in many other regions of the world, such as northern Mexico. Australia, South America and Central America have the greatest diversity of parrot species. 

Not all parrots like warm weather, though. Some parrots like to live in snowy climates. A few cold-weather parrots are maroon-fronted parrots, thick-billed parrots and keas.
With their colorful plumage and ability to mimic human speech, parrots are very popular pets. Some parrot pets have escaped their owners and bred in unusual areas. For example, a popular bird in the pet trade, the monk parakeet, a native of subtropical South America, now resides in the United States after some of them escaped and reproduced in the wild.
Habits 

Most parrots are social birds that live in groups called flocks. African grey parrots live in flocks with as many as 20 to 30 birds.

Many species are monogamous and spend their lives with only one mate. The mates work together to raise their young. Parrots throughout the flock communicate with one another by squawking and moving their tail feathers. 
Some parrots, like the kakapo, are nocturnal. They sleep during the day and search for food at night.

Diet



Parrots are omnivores, which means that they can eat both meat and vegetation. Most parrots eat a diet that contains nuts, flowers, fruit, buds, seeds and insects. Seeds are their favorite food. They have strong jaws that allow them to snap open nutshells to get to the seed that's inside. 


Keas use their longer beaks to dig insects out of the ground for a meal, and kakapos chew on vegetation and drink the juices.
Offspring



Parrots are like most other birds and lay eggs in a nest. Some species, though, lay their eggs in tree holes,ground tunnels, rock cavities and termite mounds. Parrots typically lay two to eight eggs at one time. A parrot's egg needs 18 to 30 days of incubation before it can hatch, so the parents take turns sitting on the eggs. 


A parrot chick is born with only a thin layer of thin, wispy feathers called down. Parrot chicks are blind for the first two weeks of their lives. At three weeks, they start to grow their adult feathers. The chick will not be fully matured for one to four years, depending on its species
Classification/taxonomy 

According to the Integrated Taxonomic Information System (ITIS), the taxonomy of parrots is:
  • Kingdom: Animalia
  • Phylum: Chordata
  • Class: Aves
  • Order: Psittaciformes
  • Family: Psittacidae
  • Genera and species: More than 60 genera and more than 350 species. Species that are popular as pets include Ara macao (scarlet macaw), Aratinga holochlora (green parakeet), Myiopsitta monachus (monk parakeet), Poicephalus senegalus (Senegal parrot), Nymphicus hollandicus (cockatiel) and Cacatua alba (white cockatoo). 
Conservation status



Many species of parrots are endangered. The kakapo (Strigops habroptila) is a critically endangered parrot, according to the Kakapo Recovery Organization. There are fewer than 150 left. The there are only 50 orange-bellied parrots (Neophema chrysogaster), found in Australia, making it one of the most endangered parrots in the world. 


The yellow-headed Amazon (Amazona oratrix) is another endangered parrot, though there are more of them than kakapos or orange-bellied parrots. According to International Union for Conservation of Nature, there are 7,000 yellow-headed Amazons left in the wild



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  All you need to know about snakes
Posted by: student1194 - 05-03-2021, 03:45 PM - Forum: Reptiles and Birds - No Replies
There are more than 3,000 species of snakes on the planet and they’re found everywhere except in Antarctica, Iceland, Ireland, Greenland, and New Zealand. About 600 species are venomous, and only about 200—seven percent—are able to kill or significantly wound a human.
Nonvenomous snakes, which range from harmless garter snakes to the not-so-harmless python, dispatch their victims by swallowing them alive or constricting them to death. Whether they kill by striking with venom or squeezing, nearly all snakes eat their food whole, in sometimes astoundingly large portions.
Almost all snakes are covered in scales and as reptiles, they’re cold blooded and must regulate their body temperature externally. Scales serve several purposes: They trap moisture in arid climates and reduce friction as the snake moves. There have been several species of snakes discovered that are mostly scaleless, but even those have scales on their bellies.
How snakes hunt
Snakes also have forked tongues, which they flick in different directions to smell their surroundings. That lets them know when danger—or food—is nearby.
Snakes have several other ways to detect a snack. Openings called pit holes in front of their eyes sense the heat given off by warm-blooded prey. And bones in their lower jaws pick up vibrations from rodents and other scurrying animals. When they do capture prey, snakes can eat animals up to three times bigger than their head is wide because their lower jaws unhinge from their upper jaws. Once in a snake’s mouth, the prey is held in place by teeth that face inward, trapping it there.
Habits
About once a month snakes shed their skin, a process called ecdysis that makes room for growth and gets rid of parasites. They rub against a tree branch or other object, then slither out of their skin head first, leaving it discarded inside-out.

Most snakes lay eggs, but some species—like sea snakes—give live birth to young. Very few snakes pay any attention to their eggs, with the exception of pythons, which incubate their eggs.
There are roughly a hundred snake species listed by the IUCN Red List as endangered, typically due to habitat loss from development.
Here’s a fact to make ophidiophobes feel uneasy: Five species of snakes can fly.
Sea snakes
Most snakes live on land, but there are about 70 species of snakes that live in the Indian and Pacific oceans. Sea snakes and their cousins, kraits, are some of the most venomous snakes that exist, but they pose little threat to humans because they’re shy, gentle, and their fangs are too short to do much damage.




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