Endangered News Archive
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
EXCLUSIVE! Morgan Freeman Talks Narrating Island Of Lemurs: Madagascar And Reveals A Mind-Blowing Lemur Fact!
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…
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