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Daryl Richardson’s Dallas World Aquarium Causes Zoo Controversy | The New Republic

… Dallas World Aquarium, learned about pygmy sloths soon there-after, and he was determined to add them to his zoo in Texas. Their appeal is obvious. Ordinary three-toed sloths, which look like the love children of a raccoon and E. T., are some of the cutest animals on the planet. Pygmy sloths, with their teddy-bear proportions, are even cuter. Their eyes blink slowly behind dark masks of fur; their short black snouts recede, ever so slightly, into what appears to be a smile. Richardson, however, …

Frogs: lost and found | Follow the frog – Rainforest Alliance partner zone | The Guardian

While it’s true that bulging eyes and sleek long limbs have enchanted children and adults alike, the Rainforest Alliance didn’t choose its little green mascot for its good looks alone. With their semi-permeable skin, unprotected eggs and reliance on external temperatures to regulate their own, frogs are among the first animals to die off when an ecosystem loses its delicate balance, making them what scientists call an “indicator group”. No one knows this better than author-photographer …

Carol Stark, editor: Saving a species may also save your world – Joplin Globe: Opinion

… forests and other natural habitats. As development continues, it appears we will have fewer firefly friends. Like small children, we have squandered many of the gifts of nature. In all, more than 500 species, subspecies, and varieties of plants and animals are known to have become extinct in the United States since the arrival of the Pilgrims in 1620, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service estimates. In the Globe’s series “Endangered Species,” which started on Monday and ends today, Andy …

You need to be scared | Tillsonburg News

Not wanting to be an alarmist here, but this article says it as it is! When doing my wildlife presentation to children or adults, I try to make them understand that we can no longer continue to ignore nature and the harm we are doing. The children especially love turtles and are appalled to know that seven out of the eight species in Ontario are on the MNR species at risk lists. Several are endangered. Then they find out that frogs and toads are in trouble too. Fortunately they can participate …

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