2 years ago




Extinct Species of the Day: The West African subspecies of Black Rhinoceros was declared officially extinct today by the International Union for Conservation of Nature.

According to the conservation group, a survey of the animal’s natural habitat has yielded no living specimens, leading to the assessment that the last members of the subspecies had died.

In its report, the IUCN blamed “a lack of political support and willpower for conservation efforts” as well as commercial poaching for the Western Black Rhino’s extinction.

It warned that two other rhino subspecies, the Northern White Rhino and the Javan Rhino, were either perilously close to disappearing, or already extinct as well.

A large scale effort by the WWF to save the remaining Black Rhinos is presently underway. Current estimates suggest that a mere 4,240 Black Rhinos remain in the wild.

Watch a black rhino being transported by helicopter to a new range in South Africa’s Limpopo province below:

[ap / wwf / photo: greenren.]

This is incredibly sad.

 This brought tears to my eyes. I’m going to go donate to the WWF.

(Source: thedailywhat)

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3 years ago

He’s working on his roar.

3 years ago

Hipster Puppy.

3 years ago

Swag on.

3 years ago

no fucks given.

3 years ago

It’s the Batman.

3 years ago



The Loneliest Whale in the World.

In 2004, The New York Times wrote an article about the loneliest whale in the world. Scientists have been tracking her since 1992 and they discovered the problem:

She isn’t like any other baleen whale. Unlike all other whales, she doesn’t have friends. She doesn’t have a family. She doesn’t belong to any tribe, pack or gang. She doesn’t have a lover. She never had one. Her songs come in groups of two to six calls, lasting for five to six seconds each. But her voice is unlike any other baleen whale. It is unique—while the rest of her kind communicate between 12 and 25hz, she sings at 52hz. You see, that’s precisely the problem. No other whales can hear her. Every one of her desperate calls to communicate remains unanswered. Each cry ignored. And, with every lonely song, she becomes sadder and more frustrated, her notes going deeper in despair as the years go by.

Just imagine that massive mammal, floating alone and singing—too big to connect with any of the beings it passes, feeling paradoxically small in the vast stretches of empty, open ocean.

This is so sad. :(

(Source: erickimberlinbowley)

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3 years ago

Knut ist tot. :_:


Celebrity Polar Bear Knut Is Dead

Berlin Zoo’s celebrity polar bear Knut is dead. The zoo’s bear expert, Heiner Klös told the German news agency DPA that the bear collapsed and died on Saturday while in the water in the zoo’s polar bear enclosure. Read More


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