endangered species

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Everyone is terrible. That’s it. We’re awful.

Thousands of tourists decided to gather along Ostional Beach on Costa Rica’s Pacific Coast, taking numerous selfies and even sticking their damn kids on the turtles’ backs (!!!) right when the olive ridley sea turtles were about to settle down to nest and hatch their babies. READ MORE »


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The film Racing Extinction used the Empire State Building Saturday night as a large screen to project images of endangered animals as part of their promotional efforts. Certainly the first time I have ever seen the iconic building used as one!

In the film, a team of artists and activists expose the world… READ MORE »


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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… READ MORE »


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A bald eagle couple has been found making a home (nest) in New York City, the first to do so in a century, ornithologists report. They appear to be starting a family on the South Shore of Staten Island. Local birders have named the male Bald Eagle Vito, and the couple are engaging in brooding… READ MORE »


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Meet Alaska Congressman Don Young! Young has made a name for himself in Congress through such means as using an 18-inch walrus penis bone as a gavel, fighting to make it easier for elephant poachers to sell their ivory wares, and telling school children they are to blame for their classmate’s suicide.

Oh. And… READ MORE »


Entertainment

Oh, hello. Were you trying to get something done today? Too bad, because I’ve now thwarted your attempt at productivity with this too cute for words pic of a couple of baby cheetahs just born at the Smithsonian National Zoo. These little guys are the surviving two of the four that were born to their… READ MORE »


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As you probably know, I feel a certain affinity for tigers (and sweaters with tigers on them, ahem). So when I saw this video of Shadow giving birth to her cub, I had to watch. It’s slightly bloody, sure, but hello? Tiger cubs! Plus, watching the video reminds me that tigers are becoming an… READ MORE »


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People who are in love are less likely to cheat, according to a study at UCLA. “Feeling love for your romantic partner appears to make everybody else less attractive,” psychologist Gian Gonzaga said. Sad but obvious news, especially because it means that if someone cheats on you, you were not only cheated on but you’re… READ MORE »