Zoom backgrounds allow you to make the most of your time at home with photos of elephants, lions and other wild animals.
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Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, many of us work from home or spend more time indoors.
This means that Zoom, Skype, and other conference calling programmes are being used by a greater number of people. It also gives us the chance to share images and spread awareness about the importance and benefits of wild animals remaining in their natural habitats.
How Zoom backgrounds work
It is easy to set up a background virtual for your Zoom meeting.
Simply tap the arrow button at the bottom of the screen to select “choose virtual backdrop”. You can then choose to upload your own image that you have saved to your computer.
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Why does my Zoom background have the writing reversed?
You don’t have to worry if you see the writing backwards. The other participants on the call will see the writing correctly. Zoom previews will be mirrored automatically, because that’s what we are used to seeing. It’s possible to disable mirroring but it is best not.
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All the wild animals shown in these photos are affected by this cruel trade. Your voice can help us save them.
Two toed sloth
Sloths are a popular animal for taking ‘wildlife selfies’ in Amazon because of their gentle and slow nature. These normally calm and gentle animals are taken from their natural habitats and forced to live in chaotic, noisy environments. They then get passed from tourist to tourist.
Eurasian brown bear
The brown bear was lucky enough to be able to live in the Romanian sanctuary. After being contacted by AMP (Millions of Friends), we began construction of the Libearty bear sanctuary in 2005. Since then, it has been home to 126 bears who were rescued from suffering at zoos across Europe.
The wildlife trade is also threatening lions, in addition to the danger of habitat destruction. South Africa’s lion cubs can be walked with lions at tourist locations and peddled. They are then used for “canned hunting” – in which hunters pay high prices for guaranteed kills as the lions become too large. The bones of the lions are then taken and exported to Asia. This is legal in South Africa. In 2018, South Africa exported 1,500 lion skeletons. This photo of a lion was taken in Nairobi National Park, Kenya.
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Orangutans, like sloths are kept in unsuitable conditions. They are forced to interact with tourists to take selfies. In order to provide grotesque entertainment for tourists, they are trained in such things as zip lining, boxing, bikini dancing, and even bicycle riding. The BOSF sanctuary in Borneo is home to the orangutan below.
Too many toucans are imprisoned for their entertainment and then painfully treated. However, this toucan was found in Brazil.
Tragically, elephants are held captive in Asia for wildlife tourism. Because of their intelligence, size and strength, many elephants are kept in captivity to entertain tourists. We support ChangChill as an elephant-friendly location in Thailand. The elephant below lives happily at ChangChill.
Caimans are not only exploited as tourist selfie animals like the other animals on this list, but they are also raised in cruel conditions to produce leather that can be used for luxury goods.
Wild animals should be protected
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To protect these animals from further cruelty, it is necessary to end global wildlife trading. Forever.