Baby Spoon-Billed Sandpipers Are a Spoonful of Cute

Here's a video of some adorable Spoon-billed Sandpiper chicks recently hatched at the Wildfowl & Wetlands Trust Slimbridge Wetland Centre in Gloucestershire, UK. The chicks are a part of a conservation breeding mission designed to keep the Spoon-billed Sandpiper from immediate extinction. This particular group of… » 7/17/12 7:45pm 7/17/12 7:45pm

Snow Leopards Are Far Too Adorable to Be Endangered

Goodness! That's a big stretch for such a little snow leopard cub. Whenever I hear a news story — see a Grey's Anatomy episode — about some strange, lonely person who kept a wild animal for a pet until one day it got big and hungry enough to maul said person, I think, "Well, that was clearly a mistake." Then a video… » 4/16/12 11:20pm 4/16/12 11:20pm

We Want To Book A Vacation On Lemur Island

Wow, it must be nice to have a spare Caribbean island lying around. Sir Richard Branson — known for Virgin Atlantic Airways, Virgin Mobile and space tourism company Virgin Galactic — has come up with a "radical idea" to save lemurs. The only place the endangered primates live in the wild is Madgascar, and illegal… » 4/19/11 4:45pm 4/19/11 4:45pm