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

Sarah Palin Won't Save The Whales, So The Feds Do It Instead

On her whirlwind "screw that species" tour through the Alaskan government, Sarah Palin's stance on animal rights has hit the news at least three times in recent months, with her stance on environmental protection (or lack thereof) for salmon » 10/18/08 11:30am 10/18/08 11:30am, , and most recently, showcasing her unwillingness to address the…