What a scary time.
[Image via New York Times.]
El Lay based herpetologist, Donald Schultz, a former Animal Planet host, has plead guilty to a federal charge of trying to sell two endangered lizards!
The former host tried to sell two Iranian desert monitor lizards without a permit. Oh, and did we mention he tried to sell them to an
Wow this is so crazy and pretty sad!!
A veteran zookeeper was attacked and bitten several times by a zebra at the National Zoo a few days ago.
The zookeeper was okay, but bleeding pretty badly (check out the blood covered zebra above, the red stain on his shoulders). The attack must've been intense.
All the commotion must've scared a young gazelle in an adjoining enclosure because he ran away super fast, sprinting headfirst into
Damn! Look at those wild ass foals!
Those are some wild ass Wild Asses!
They look like donkey-zebras (zonkeys? debras?) and they're just so stinkin' cute!
Five Somali Wild Ass foals were born at the Saint Louis Zoo and they're extra special because these wild ass Wild Asses are endangered!
They are from the desert areas of Eritrea, Ethiopia and Somalia with less than 1,000 living in the wild (ass)!
So every single one of these little asses is not only super cute, but also super important for the survival of their species.
Who here likes cute asses? Who wants to watch them jump and jiggle around??
Check out the video (above) to see some asses shaking at the Saint Louis Zoo!
A super cute litter of Chacoan Peccary piglets was born at San Francisco Zoo in early November.
They're not only super dooper cute, they're also endangered!
The little ones are growing and exploring their outdoor habitat, being super adorbz, leaping and running in circles, doing a behavior known as 'frisky hopping.'
They are so stupid cute we can barely handle it!
These poor animals are threatened by habitat loss and illegal hunting, though.
So glad SF Zoo is doing their part to help save these lil cuties!
Check out the video (above) to watch the adorbz guys running around!
Wow! This is so incredible!!
The Saola is one of the most mysterious, secretive creatures on this planet.
It was first discovered in Vietnam in 1992, near the Laotian border.
The cutie creature was the first large mammal new to science in over half a century!!
But after being discovered, it has rarely been seen in the wild, making it the perfect candidate for the nickname, Asian Unicorn.
Even though they have two horns.
What's so incredible is that a lone Saola was snapped by a camera trap set up by the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) in the Central Annamite Mountains.
The head of the WWF in Vietnam said:
We previously mentioned one wildlife group already declared the Western Black Rhino extinct.
Originally, we thought they might have jumped the gun a little, seeing as how the World Wildlife Fund had estimated there were still about 4,000 of the rhinos left.
Well now, the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), the largest conservation network, has declared the subspecies totally extinct.
Dead. Gone. Donezo.
Poached into extinction by heartless poachers. Thanks for that.
The chair man of the IUCN species survival commission said:
The Gibbon Conservation Center in sunny SoCal is booming with life!!
A Northern White-cheeked Gibbon was just born at the center and it's so cute and tiny!
The little baby has pink skin and light colored hair.
His mama is a light, golden color while the papa is dark dark dark!
He's gonna get darker, if he's