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This is GREAT news!!
The eastern population of the Steller sea lion will be taken off the threatened species list!!
The sea lions usually live around Alaska's Panhandle down to California's Channel Islands.
What's AH-mazing is these cute creatures are the first species to be taken off the threatened list in 19 years!!
The last animal the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) took off the list was the eastern North Pacific gray whale… and that was back in 1994!
Back in 1979, there were only about
O… M… G… this is waaaay too cute!!
At the Birmingham Zoo in Alabama, two cute baby red pandas were born and they don't even look real! They look like stuffed animals!!
This is a big deal not only because they're the first red pandas born in the U.S. this year, but they're also a threatened species.
They're listed as vulnerable, which is only one step above endangered, and that's because there are fewer than 2,500 adult red pandas in the whole world!!
What's even scarier is that red panda cubs have a 50% mortality rate, meaning only half ever survive!
So far, their momma has been taking excellent care of her babies so it looks like these cuties have got a good shot at making it!!
Go little cubs, go!!
[Image via Birmingham 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?
Zoo keepers at Burgers' Zoo in The Netherlands were surprised when a baby rhino decided to enter the world earlier than expected.
The baby rhino may be a preemie but he's stable and healthy!
Even though he was born 6 weeks early and no zoo keepers were around to see it!
His 12-year-old mother is healthy too!
They are white rhinos and they are listed as Near Threatened which means that as a species in the wild, they're not doing too well. Mainly because of poaching.
That's so sad because they're so CUTE!
Check out the video (above) to see the little guy walking around just being adorbz.
Not us personally but humans in general.
A new study has found that the Sumatran tigers are getting closer to extinction because of human activities.
The problem is mainly
Kate Middleton has been caught up in the middle of a fight between PETA and the International Fur Trade Federation (IFTF).
The Duchess of Cambridge was spotted wearing a fur-lined jacket one day and the IFTF described it as "a classy fur-lined coat."
The IFTF likes to post pictures of celebs wearing fur garments.
But PETA saw that post and is now demanding the IFTF take it down.
PETA checked with the Duchess's reps and the coat has a fake fur lining.
They wrote in a letter to the IFTF website:
"Her Royal Highness was not wearing fur. The coat was not lined with fur.
We therefore insist that you remove the photo from your social media page and issue an immediate public retraction of your claim.
To state that the Duchess is wearing fur is not only false but offensive…to portray the new Duchess wearing something so blatantly cruel and contrary to her country's values is insulting."
PETA has threatened legal action against the IFTF but hasn't heard back from them yet.
Let's hope they get that photo taken down before they wrongfully smear Kate any more.
[Image via WENN.]