On mainland Australia, Devil Ark is the largest conservation breeding program for the Tasmanian Devil.
We just learned something new about the tasmanian devil… they're SUPER cute as babies!
Just look at the pic (above) of a little Tasmanian Devil joey drinking from a bottle!!
Every little Devil is a gift because there's a highly contagious disease called Devil facial tumor disease (DFTD).
DFTD could lead to the extinction of of the Tasmanian Devil in the next 20 years!
So these little guys are just that much more precious!
There are over 120 Devils at the Ark and they hope to have 360 by 2016!
Good luck with the breeding! Let's keep these cuties around for future generations to "AWW" at!
[Image via Devil Ark.]
Tags: adorbz, baby, bottle, breeding, cute, cutie, endangered, tasmanian devil, zoo
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/Perth Zoo.]
Tags: baby, breeding, endangered, hatch, perth zoo, reintroduction, tortoise, zoo
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?
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Remember this day!
On April 2nd at the Brevard Zoo in Melbourne, Florida a beautiful female Tapir was born!
A Baird’s Tapir to be exact! And it is a cutie!
The Baird’s Tapir are an endangered species, so to have another one enter our world is truly a blessing!
It's just a bonus for us that they happen to be so adorable!
Check out more pictures (below) !!!
[Image via Brevard Zoo.]
Tags: amazing, aww, brevard, cute, cuteness, endangered, species, tapir, zoo
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:
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This is just bonkers!!
In Tupelo, Mississippi the cops are looking for the gunman who opened fire on a Barnum & Bailey circus elephant!
Carol, the 39-year-old Asian elephant was shot while outside the Tupelo BancorpSouth Arena yesterday around 2am.
Tags: drive by, drive by shooting, elephant, endangered, illegal, injured, peta, reward, shot
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
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