Posts tagged "endangered animals"

150 Year Old Galapagos Tortoise Peacefully Put To Rest

A giant Galapagos tortoise named Speed, who was more than 150 years old was put down at the San Diego Zoo in California on Sunday.

Zoologists say that Speed had been in geriatric decline for some years now and that it was time to end his suffering.

Speed was brought to…

By: Katrin Higher / June 21, 2015

Regular Adorable Kitten? Think Again!

Sure, this might look like any old run of the mill cute kitten, but it’s actually a special little endangered guy. He’s an African black-footed cat. And he was born to a regular house cat who’d been implanted with an embryo of the endangered species. It’s the first inter-species implantation of its kind, and it…

By: Julie Gerstein / March 18, 2012