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We think they're worth saving!
One of the first species to EVER be protected by the Endangered Species Act is the Devils Hole pupfish.
However these days there are less than a frickin' hundred of the rare species left in the entire world!!!
And while many do not believe there is a reason for the U.S. to keep spending money to protect this fish - at least one journalist named Jason Bittel believes otherwise!
Here's what he recently wrote
Looks like karma is rolling around to bite Ozzy Osbourne!
The longtime rockstar is trying to convert a barn on his $8+ million Buckinghamshire estate. He wants to turn the 17th century structure into a two bedroom home.
A council might refuse his planning permission though, because the barn is a home to a colony of brown long-eared bats.
They're a protected species. So that's a bit of a
Everyone knows rhinoceros, or "nature's unicorns," are beautiful, majestic creatures worthy of life on this planet.
Everyone except poachers, at least.
Because of poaching, it's predicted that rhinos will be extinct by 2020. That's only 6 years away.
White and black rhinos are being slaughtered at an alarming rate, with only
Island Of Lemurs: Madagascar sounds like it's going to be an amazing film when it comes out April 4th — trust us!
How do we know??
Because of three incredible reasons: Lemurs are super cute, it's in IMAX, and Morgan Freeman is
Meet the Axolotl.
It’s like a water-breathing, thin skinned salamander that wears a crazy headdress.
Oh and it’s permanently smiling. Super cute, unique, gross and weird all at the same time.
This crazy lizard fish thing calls Lake Xochimilco near Mexico City its home.
In 1998, the Mexican Academy of Sciences found 6,000 axolotls per square kilometer. In 2008, they only found 100.
Now? They haven’t found a single one. They looked for three months.
They’re about to do another three-month survey to try and find if any of these guys are alive in the wild.
We really hope they find some because they’re named after the Xolotl, the Aztec god of death and fire and that’s just so super awesome.
Check out some axolotls doing their thang, aquarium style.
Would you pay $350,000 to put your family's life in danger AND murder an endangered species??
Sounds kinda way ridiculous but that's pretty much what's going on for Corey Knowlton.
Knowlton paid $350,000 to the Dallas Safari Club Auction for a super rare permit to hunt an endangered black rhino.
Animal conservationists everywhere are freaking out that this hunting permit even exists.
Knowlton has tried to explain to his critics how letting him buy the permit has sent hundreds of thousands of dollars to a cause that will actually SAVE more black rhinos, but also how it's okay to kill one… as long as it's specific.
The Namibian government has apparently picked out specific rhinos that can and SHOULD be killed because they're not only too old to breed but they're also grumpy old men who pose an actual threat to healthy, young rhinos.
This is so ridiculous we don't even know where to start!
The Dallas Safari Club has got their hands on a very rare item:
A permit to hunt and kill an endangered black rhino!!
Why anyone ever is allowed to kill any endangered species is beyond our comprehension.
Here comes the weird part…