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June 20, 2019


A Butterfly On The Brink Of Extinction

Mitchell’s Satyr is an endangered species on the brink of extinction, and is one of the world’s rarest butterflies. In recent decades, there have been only a few sightings in Indiana and Michigan.

May 2, 2019


Tufted Deer

The tufted deer is a somewhat shy species, usually only active around dawn and dusk, hanging out alone or in pairs.

April 4, 2019


A Whale Baby’s Legacy

The noises that baleen whales use to communicate are being drowned out by the engines of ships at sea.

April 1, 2019


Mpingo, The Music Tree

For the last hundred years or so mpingo wood has been the primary material used to make clarinets and other small woodwind instruments.

February 27, 2019


Save The Axolotl

The wild axolotl population is critically endangered, even though domesticated axolotl salamanders are quite popular as pets.

February 21, 2017


If hummingbirds were to go extinct, several other species would be effected.


Coextinction is an important consideration in conservation efforts.

February 3, 2017


Earth's giraffe population has declined by forty percent in the past 15 years.

Four Species, Not One

Conservationists recently determined that there are actually four different species of giraffes.

December 2, 2014



The Leatherback Turtle: Part 2

To make matters worse, the leatherback sometimes mistakes the soft plastic refuse littering the ocean for its normal snack-of-choice, jellyfish

December 1, 2014



The Leatherback Turtle: Part 1

Leatherback turtles, immune to cold waters, lay eggs whose sex is determined by water temperature.

November 22, 2013


Fluffy may be cute, but she's not too cute to kill.

U.S. Cats Responsible For Billions Of Bird Deaths, Study Finds

New research reveals how many birds are killed by cats each year. The numbers will alarm you!

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