first_imgRelated posts:Slothy Sunday: Overcoming adversity Slothy Sunday: Saving sloths together Slothy Sunday: A baby sloth is born Slothy Sunday: Five ways you can help sloths It was a leap of faith that led me to Costa Rica to work with sloths. Little did I know that six sweet and very special creatures would touch me so much that I’d change my career path to continue working in conservation.I met “Café Britt,” the nickname for this juvenile group of orphans, after months of wild sloth research at The Sloth Institute (TSI). After seeing wildlife in the undisturbed jungle, I knew that I would forever be an advocate for all sloths’ freedom. From the first moment I met the wide-eyed bunch, I began to dream about the day they’d be reintroduced into the wild. I’m incredibly grateful that I was able to take part in their release journey.Each sloth ended up at the Toucan Rescue Ranch for different reasons, but most were direct consequences of human encroachment on wildlife. Lenny arrived as a singed orphan after his mom was electrocuted and killed while crossing power lines, an all-too-common problem for sloths in Costa Rica. Latte was found on a road, weighing just 400 grams, after her mom was likely struck by a car. Chispa’s mom fell onto concrete and succumbed to her injuries, leaving tiny Chispa motherless. The rest of the group — Bowie, Chai, and Ringo — were orphaned for unknown reasons. Sloth elementary. Natalie Brown / Toucan Rescue Ranch.Many of the sloths that arrive at the rescue ranch are already dying before they reach the clinic doors. The work that goes into reversing this imminent path to death and ultimate journey to release is an extraordinary commitment, often taking over two years. Luckily, these sloths were fighters. Not only did they survive, but they also flourished. As I worked with the resilient group day after day, their unique personalities began to shine. Their eccentricities and interactions constantly had me laughing to the point of tears and they quickly filled a special place in my heart.The group was not only captivating to watch but unbelievably intelligent and adaptable. They were exceptional at mastering skills required for release. This involved learning behaviors that would provide the best chances of survival – sleeping in high and dense places, foraging for leaves, navigating through trees, and adopting a solitary lifestyle. Eventually, the sloths were ready for the next stage of the process and were moved to a soft-release enclosure at the Toucan Rescue Ranch’s Release Site in Sarapiquí, Costa Rica. Here, they fine-tuned their skills and began behaving like their wild counterparts. Latte as a surrogate mom. Via Toucan Rescue Ranch.The once weak, syringe-fed orphans blossomed into beautiful, healthy, and adventurous adults who were well-equipped for life in the jungle. Release day finally arrived, and the enclosure door was slid opened. The sloths were free to go. They were home. No moment has felt as rewarding.The sloths are now living the life they truly deserve. They spend their time perusing the canopy, sleeping in the sun, and enjoying more fresh leaves than they could dream of. It was an incredible process and I have no doubt they’ll continue to thrive and live the rest of their years free and content, just as they were meant to.The Café Britt group was a direct result of the success of the Saving Sloths Together program. This is a joint sloth rehabilitation and release program with the Toucan Rescue Ranch and The Sloth Institute of Costa Rica. Latte in the wild. Via Toucan Rescue Ranch.— Natalie Brown is a TSI Sloth Research Specialist and a veterinary student at the Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine. This article was produced by The Toucan Rescue Ranch. The Toucan Rescue Ranch specializes in helping wild animals recover so that they can be reintroduced into the wild. For more information or to donate, visit the Toucan Rescue Ranch website. Facebook Commentslast_img

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first_img + posts Abortion access threatened as restrictive bills make their way through Texas Legislature Linkedin ReddIt printSpend enough time with any politically active college student who identifies as conservative and you will hear the same lament, “It seems like all the professors here are so liberal.”This phrase is echoed in College Republicans chapter meetings at universities across the country and, regardless of where you may stand on the issue, it seems to be empirically true.An Econ Journal Watch study of the voter registration of 7,243 college professors in social science departments at 40 U.S. universities found 3,623 to be registered Democrats and only 314 to be registered Republicans. That’s a ratio of nearly 12:1 Democrats to Republicans.The study also found that at many universities, registration in left-leaning minority parties outnumbered that of Republican registration as well, and this study only looked at voter registration. A survey conducted by the Higher Education Research Institute at UCLA found that the percentage of academics defining themselves as “liberal or far-left” has increased from 40 percent in 1990 to nearly 60 percent in 2014.Of course, if you are a liberal you might reply with, “So what?”Well, there are several consequences to a homogeneous academia dominated by one side of the political spectrum, be it liberal or conservative. These consequences tend to be stronger in the social sciences, as they deal with more subjective ideas.One consequence is that you receive a less rigorous education than you might in an environment where you are exposed to multiple different perspectives. Most students of social science would agree that we want to have a complete understanding of the issues we are studying in pursuing higher education. We cannot, however, have a complete understanding of an issue without understanding both sides of it. If you only hear a liberal perspective, you only hear half the story.A consequence for liberal students is that their ideas are not challenged, and therefore, may not be considered at the deepest level. I’m not arguing that liberal students need to be exposed to conservative ideas so that they will change their beliefs. Liberal students should be exposed to conservative ideas so that they can understand their own beliefs better. By considering ideas that oppose their own they are forced to become more knowledgeable and more skilled at explaining their own position, while also gaining a better understanding of why their opponents believe what they believe.Conservative students already have their beliefs challenged in the classroom, and I believe they benefit from this challenge. Indeed, it seems that all of us could benefit from a better understanding of the other side considering the deeply divided and partisan nature of contemporary American politics.The bottom line is, when both sides of the political spectrum, left and right, are exposed to the views of the other side, the American political process will be improved. In other words, when a liberal can easily explain why a conservative doesn’t support abortion and vice versa, free from partisan shouting and name-calling, the American public will be ready to have a grown-up conversation about the issue.As college students, we should be actively seeking out opportunities to be challenged in our beliefs. As our academia become more homogeneous we lose these opportunities. There is no easy answer to this issue. More conservatives have to pursue higher degrees. Universities must make an effort in their hiring practices to include more conservatives on their faculty but in an ethical and undiscriminating manner.American universities have always been a place for diverse ideas and intense ideological debate. We must demand that they stay that way. Hank Fitzgeraldhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/hank-fitzgerald/ Hank Fitzgerald Facebook Twitter Linkedin Opinion: Beto won’t beat Ted in senate racecenter_img Awkward times ensue in middle school when one first learns about sex. Many schools choose to go about it differently than others. While most secular schools tend to teach safe sex, some private or conservative schools prefer to preach abstinence. Both efforts keep in mind the safety of the youth, but they do not educate people fully. A more comprehensive sex-education program should be made in order to make sure students learn about all the options whether they decide to become sexually active. 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first_imgNews Updates”Applicant In Jail Can’t Be Left At The Mercy Of State”: Allahabad High Court Expresses Displeasure At Non-Filing Of /Reports In Time Sparsh Upadhyay21 March 2021 11:00 PMShare This – xThe Court is not getting sufficient cooperation from the side of the State. This is a pathetic state and the Court records its strongest exception of such type of attitude from the State: Allahabad High CourtThe Allahabad High Court recently rebuked the Uttar Pradesh Government while noting that despite getting sufficient time, almost in every case, the AGA failed to provide counter-affidavit and viscera report of the deceased in time. The Bench of Justice Rahul Chaturvedi sternly remarked, “The Court is not getting sufficient cooperation from the side of the State. This is a pathetic…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginThe Allahabad High Court recently rebuked the Uttar Pradesh Government while noting that despite getting sufficient time, almost in every case, the AGA failed to provide counter-affidavit and viscera report of the deceased in time. The Bench of Justice Rahul Chaturvedi sternly remarked, “The Court is not getting sufficient cooperation from the side of the State. This is a pathetic state and the Court records its strongest exception of such type of attitude from the State.” Further, the Court noted that in almost every case, despite being granted sufficient time, the AGA cut sorry figure either by not filing the counter affidavit or viscera report within time. To this, the Court remarked, “The applicant who is in jail, cannot be left at the mercy of the State/or the prosecutor”, the Court further remarked. Lastly, left with no other option, the court went ahead to decide the bail application with the help of counsel for the applicant only. The matter before the Court and its order The applicant, Anmol Rastogi filed a Bail Application in case crime no.182 of 2020, under Sections 323, 328, 304-B, 498A and 506 IPC and Section 3/4 of the Dowry Prohibition Act, Police Station-Ganj, District-Rampur. The applicant had been languishing in jail since 26th May 2020. Within three years of marriage on account of additional dowry, the applicant’s wife died and it was alleged that she was administered some poisonous substance by which she lost her life. The applicant’s counsel drew Court’s attention to the doctor’s opinion which said that the deceased suffered from a serious infection in her body and thereafter she was referred to a higher center for better treatment. It was contended that the doctor did not give any candid reply to the fact that whether she was administered any poisonous substance or not? On the other hand, A.G.A opposed the prayer for bail but could not dispute the aforesaid facts and the legal submissions as argued by the learned counsel for the applicant. Lastly, taking into account the fact that the witnesses turned hostile, keeping in view the nature of the offence, evidence, complicity of the accused and submissions of counsel for the parties, the Court observed that the applicant had made out a case for bail. Thus, the applicant-Anmol Rastogi was released on bail on furnishing a personal bond and two sureties each in the like amount to the satisfaction of the Court. Case title – Anmol Rastogi v. State of U.P. [Criminal Misc. Bail Application No. – 35443 of 2020] Click Here To Download OrderRead OrderSubscribe to LiveLaw, enjoy Ad free version and other unlimited features, just INR 599 Click here to Subscribe. All payment options available.loading….Next Storylast_img

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