At the Perth Zoo in Australia, thirteen baby Western Swamp Tortoises were born!!
The zoo has been working since 1989 to help conserve these tortoises because they're critically endangered.
They're rebuilding their wild population through their captive breeding/reintroduction program.
Since the program started all those years ago, over 800 tortoises have been born there and 600 of those have been successfully reintroduced into the wild!!
When these little guys are born they're so crazy small it's ridiculous!
We really realllllly want one! These little guys are painfully cute and we think they'd be perfect just crawling around our hands, all small and
cute and tortoisey.
Image via Daniel Scarparolo/.]
This is absolutely heartbreaking.
A cute little koala bear made his way back to his home in New South Wales, Australia.
But once he got there… it was all gone.
The area had been cut down and chipped by logging operations.
A volunteer from a rescue operation licensed by the NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service called WIRES snapped a pic (above).
The most heart wrenching part?
No word on the babe's name yet, but a critically endangered Sumatran Tiger cub has been born at the Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium in Tacoma, Washington.
Not only is this great for the Sumatran Tiger species in general, but this is great for people who love cute animal photos.
In fact - these may be the cutest!!!
Here's what one tiger expert said:
Tabu, a Bollywood actress who starred in Life of Pi is being charged along with four other actors for the killing of a protected animal.
The poaching case is a 14-year-old and is finally going to trial next month for the shooting of a blackbuck, a protected antelope.
Tabu and the four other actors were shooting a film in 1998 near Jodhpur when the shooting took place.
What's crazy is if they're convicted, they could face up to
Sure, everyone wants their own pet T-Rex!
Though remember, they may be cute when they're babies, but once they start to get too big, you can't just flush them down the toilet like a New York City alligator myth. LOLz!
All jokes aside, just because we have the ability to do something, does it mean we should??
When it comes to extinct species, if we can get our hands on a sample of their DNA, there's a good chance we'd be able to bring them back.
Ethically though, is that something we should do?
Sure, they once lived on this planet, but their era has long since passed.
But we want a pet wooly mammoth!!
Check out the video (above) to hear a scientist argue for and against extinct species resurrection!
At the London Zoo, tortoise sex is the bee's knees. So much so…they have a pianist (get your mind out of the gutter!) serenading two reptiles during their seksi time!
Doesn't make sense?!?!?! Well let us (by us we mean scientists) explain!
Scientists once estimated that over 100 million species of plants and animals roam the earth. With a number that high, many believed that there was no way to discover and name all of them before some went extinct.
Not so fast!
Recently, researchers have found that this may not be the case. With the increase in taxonomists, it is possible to name all of the world's unknown species?!?!
But how does this help??? We'll tell you how!!!