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  • Long time gone - the Passenger Pigeon
    Long time gone - the Passenger Pigeon
    Labor Day (Sept. 1) 2014 is the 100 year anniversary of the extinction of the Passenger Pigeon. The last known living Passenger Pigeon, ‘Martha,’ died in a zoo on Sept. 1, 1914, spending her entire life, 29 years, in captivity.Once the...
  • Male Carolina anole extending dewlap
    10 awesome animals found in North Carolina
    North Carolina is a beautiful state, from the Appalachian mountains to the barrier islands known as the "Outer Banks." This varied landscape is part of what creates a wide variety of ecological conditions. The mountains host numerous...
  • The sea turtle takes center stage on World Sea Turtle Day
    The sea turtle takes center stage on World Sea Turtle Day
    Today is World Sea Turtle Day. We honor those awkward creatures of the ocean who intrigue and entertain us on many a dive. On this particular day, June 16, 2014, we honor the sea turtle and highlight the crucial part that they play on the marine...
  • Endangered by Eliot Schrefer
    'Endangered' by Eliot Schrefer: Gripping adventure about bonobos and the Congo
    "Endangered" by Eliot Schrefer is available in paperback. This engrossing fictional tale of a teenager's adventure (a life-and-death adventure) trying to get to safety with her young bonobo is a book that is difficult to put down. Be...
  • Black Rhinos
    'Kill black rhinos to save black rhinos' - Dallas Safari Club
    The Dallas Safari Club (DSC) auctioned off the chance to kill one of the world's last black rhinos. They're trying to put a positive spin on trophy hunting by donating the winning bid of $350,000 to conservation efforts for this rare...
  • Mistaken identity could cause extinction
    Last of the Red Wolves endangered by NC Coyote hunt
    Defenders of Wildlife today, Oct., 24, 2013, began an email campaign to inform and outrage those who care about the dwindling numbers of red wolves. There are only about 100 red wolves in the wild.North Carolina’s 100 red wolves are the last...
  • Endangered black rhino baby born at Atlanta Zoo
    Critically endangered eastern black rhino calf born at Atlanta Zoo
    The Atlanta Zoo announced the birth of a critically endangered eastern black rhinoceros calf on their website late Sunday evening. The arrival occurred on Saturday, August 17, 2013. This blessed event marks the first time a black rhino was born at...
  • Brenna Steven
    Is Brenna Steven in danger?
    Sixteen-year-old Brenna Steven has been missing from her Spencer, Iowa home since July 30. On that day, her father reported her as a runaway, but her disappearance has been upgraded to list her as an endangered missing person. Several reported...
  • The most endangered amphibian in North America
    North America's most endangered toad
    The Wyoming toad, now the most endangered amphibian in North America, once flourished in the wetlands and rivers of southeastern Wyoming, say field biologists with the US Fish & Wildlife Service (USFWS).What once were wetlands now is prairie,...
  • Boats slow down and watch out for turtles and endangered manatees
    Boats slow down and watch out for turtles and endangered manatees
    Both manatees and turtles are protected by law in the state of Georgia. Turtles and manatee sighting are on the rise, sea turtles swim miles to local beaches, where they lay their eggs. A 300-pound (they average 275 pounds) loggerhead might only...
  • Komodo dragon attacks, injuries two Indonesian wildlife park officials
    Komodo dragon attacks, injuries two Indonesian wildlife park officials
    Two wildlife park officials are recovering in an Indonesian hospital after being viciously attacked by a Komodo dragon on Tuesday.The Jakarta Globe reported Wednesday that Ahmad Main, 50, a forest police officer at Komodo National Park, was alone...
  • Climate Change Threatens To Decimate Oldest And Largest Trees Worldwide
    Climate Change Threatens Oldest And Largest Trees Worldwide
    Climate change has affected ecosystems worldwide, and one of the most precious treasures of our world--the community of ancient trees--is among the most affected detrimentally by these drastic climate changes!Australian National University's...
  • What to Know About Reindeer
    What To Know About Reindeer
    For most of us, Yuletide is the season when reindeer become a topic of conversation. But reindeer populations have been declining recently because of climate changes. In fact, the last three decades have seen numbers plummet by 60% due to global...
  • Help Georgia DNR survey for rare Blackbanded Sunfish
    Help Georgia DNR survey for rare Blackbanded Sunfish
    Also known as “poor man’s angel fish,” Last summer Valdosta State University began working with Georgia Department of natural Resources to locate the rare freshwater Blackbanded Sunfish in hopes that it is not going to be placed...
  • Harbor seal (Phoca vitulina)
    Decapitated Dennisport seal a mystery
    The body of a decapitated harbor seal was found on a Dennisport beach Monday, May 14. Authorities were contacted but no action has been taken as of this morning. The neck wound was clean cut, rather than ragged, leading observers to believe the...