theaatproject:

Extinctions Have Sky-Rocketed With The Advent Of Humans, But Just How Much May Shock You.

It’s hard to comprehend how bad the current rate of species extinction around the world has become without knowing what it was before people came along. The newest estimate is that the pre-human rate was 10 times lower than scientists had thought, which means that the current level is 10 times worse.
Extinctions are about 1,000 times more frequent now than in the 60 million years before people came along. The explanation from lead author Jurriaan de Vos, a Brown Univ. postdoctoral researcher, senior author Stuart Pimm, a Duke Univ. professor, and their team appears online in the journal Conservation Biology.

Read more here, and find a condensed list of animals made extinct by humans here. Animals shown in the images above: [1], [2], [3], [4]. Resurrection science may allow these animals to make a come-back, but there’s heated debate going on about whether it’s worth it to revive these animals when there are so many others in need. 
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theaatproject:

Extinctions Have Sky-Rocketed With The Advent Of Humans, But Just How Much May Shock You.

It’s hard to comprehend how bad the current rate of species extinction around the world has become without knowing what it was before people came along. The newest estimate is that the pre-human rate was 10 times lower than scientists had thought, which means that the current level is 10 times worse.
Extinctions are about 1,000 times more frequent now than in the 60 million years before people came along. The explanation from lead author Jurriaan de Vos, a Brown Univ. postdoctoral researcher, senior author Stuart Pimm, a Duke Univ. professor, and their team appears online in the journal Conservation Biology.

Read more here, and find a condensed list of animals made extinct by humans here. Animals shown in the images above: [1], [2], [3], [4]. Resurrection science may allow these animals to make a come-back, but there’s heated debate going on about whether it’s worth it to revive these animals when there are so many others in need. 
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theaatproject:

Extinctions Have Sky-Rocketed With The Advent Of Humans, But Just How Much May Shock You.

It’s hard to comprehend how bad the current rate of species extinction around the world has become without knowing what it was before people came along. The newest estimate is that the pre-human rate was 10 times lower than scientists had thought, which means that the current level is 10 times worse.
Extinctions are about 1,000 times more frequent now than in the 60 million years before people came along. The explanation from lead author Jurriaan de Vos, a Brown Univ. postdoctoral researcher, senior author Stuart Pimm, a Duke Univ. professor, and their team appears online in the journal Conservation Biology.

Read more here, and find a condensed list of animals made extinct by humans here. Animals shown in the images above: [1], [2], [3], [4]. Resurrection science may allow these animals to make a come-back, but there’s heated debate going on about whether it’s worth it to revive these animals when there are so many others in need. 
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theaatproject:

Extinctions Have Sky-Rocketed With The Advent Of Humans, But Just How Much May Shock You.

It’s hard to comprehend how bad the current rate of species extinction around the world has become without knowing what it was before people came along. The newest estimate is that the pre-human rate was 10 times lower than scientists had thought, which means that the current level is 10 times worse.
Extinctions are about 1,000 times more frequent now than in the 60 million years before people came along. The explanation from lead author Jurriaan de Vos, a Brown Univ. postdoctoral researcher, senior author Stuart Pimm, a Duke Univ. professor, and their team appears online in the journal Conservation Biology.

Read more here, and find a condensed list of animals made extinct by humans here. Animals shown in the images above: [1], [2], [3], [4]. Resurrection science may allow these animals to make a come-back, but there’s heated debate going on about whether it’s worth it to revive these animals when there are so many others in need. 
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theaatproject:

Extinctions Have Sky-Rocketed With The Advent Of Humans, But Just How Much May Shock You.

It’s hard to comprehend how bad the current rate of species extinction around the world has become without knowing what it was before people came along. The newest estimate is that the pre-human rate was 10 times lower than scientists had thought, which means that the current level is 10 times worse.
Extinctions are about 1,000 times more frequent now than in the 60 million years before people came along. The explanation from lead author Jurriaan de Vos, a Brown Univ. postdoctoral researcher, senior author Stuart Pimm, a Duke Univ. professor, and their team appears online in the journal Conservation Biology.

Read more here, and find a condensed list of animals made extinct by humans here. Animals shown in the images above: [1], [2], [3], [4]. Resurrection science may allow these animals to make a come-back, but there’s heated debate going on about whether it’s worth it to revive these animals when there are so many others in need. 
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theaatproject:

Extinctions Have Sky-Rocketed With The Advent Of Humans, But Just How Much May Shock You.

It’s hard to comprehend how bad the current rate of species extinction around the world has become without knowing what it was before people came along. The newest estimate is that the pre-human rate was 10 times lower than scientists had thought, which means that the current level is 10 times worse.
Extinctions are about 1,000 times more frequent now than in the 60 million years before people came along. The explanation from lead author Jurriaan de Vos, a Brown Univ. postdoctoral researcher, senior author Stuart Pimm, a Duke Univ. professor, and their team appears online in the journal Conservation Biology.

Read more here, and find a condensed list of animals made extinct by humans here. Animals shown in the images above: [1], [2], [3], [4]. Resurrection science may allow these animals to make a come-back, but there’s heated debate going on about whether it’s worth it to revive these animals when there are so many others in need. 
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theaatproject:

Extinctions Have Sky-Rocketed With The Advent Of Humans, But Just How Much May Shock You.

It’s hard to comprehend how bad the current rate of species extinction around the world has become without knowing what it was before people came along. The newest estimate is that the pre-human rate was 10 times lower than scientists had thought, which means that the current level is 10 times worse.

Extinctions are about 1,000 times more frequent now than in the 60 million years before people came along. The explanation from lead author Jurriaan de Vos, a Brown Univ. postdoctoral researcher, senior author Stuart Pimm, a Duke Univ. professor, and their team appears online in the journal Conservation Biology.

Read more here, and find a condensed list of animals made extinct by humans here. Animals shown in the images above: [1], [2], [3], [4]. Resurrection science may allow these animals to make a come-back, but there’s heated debate going on about whether it’s worth it to revive these animals when there are so many others in need

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-adimals-:

because nothing says yummy cereal like an endangered animal

Toco toucans actually have the “Least Concern” status.

Toucans that are actually endangered/threatened:
Endangered:
The Yellow-browed Toucanet
Near Threatened:
Toucan Barbet
Plate-billed Mountain-Toucan
Grey-breasted Mountain-Toucan

-adimals-:

because nothing says yummy cereal like an endangered animal

Toco toucans actually have the “Least Concern” status.

Toucans that are actually endangered/threatened:

Endangered:

  • The Yellow-browed Toucanet


Near Threatened:

  • Toucan Barbet
  • Plate-billed Mountain-Toucan
  • Grey-breasted Mountain-Toucan

OH LOOK A TOUCAN I’LL JUST PUT THIS HERE

I FINALLY got a chance to model again. I’m really loving how this guy is turning out. I bet almost no one who follows me even knows/remembers that I wanted to share this sort of thing often, but school and life just made it impossible. So here is my toco toucan, hoping I follow all the way through with getting this guy textured and animated.

OH LOOK A TOUCAN I’LL JUST PUT THIS HERE

I FINALLY got a chance to model again. I’m really loving how this guy is turning out. I bet almost no one who follows me even knows/remembers that I wanted to share this sort of thing often, but school and life just made it impossible. So here is my toco toucan, hoping I follow all the way through with getting this guy textured and animated.

I really hope that anyone considering a goldfish will take this to heart: they are glorious, lovely, stupid little pond puppies and will be the light of your life, but they are not a dorm pet, and they are not a starter pet, and they are not a pet for a broke college student unwilling to spend hundreds on a $0.20 fish.

thekidsarentalright:

We are trying to get an exotic animal rescue started in West Virginia! Becoming a 501(c)3 nonprofit is very expensive, and we need all the funding we can get. We only have 10 days to go to sell 20 shirts, or we get no funding at all. If you buy a shirt, you’ll be helping us help animals! The link has more information about us, as well as our facebook page. There is also a link to donate from the page, but we won’t get any money unless the minimum of 20 shirts is met.
In June of 2014, a group of people in the West Virginia pet community got together to help combat the ridiculous banned animal list that the newly-created Dangerous Wild Animal Board put out. We created the Pet Owners Alliance of West Virginia, who vowed to document everything pertaining to owning animals in West Virginia, and protect our rights to keep the pets we love.With everything dying down thanks to the efforts of everyone combating the list, a few of us realized that many abandoned and neglected animals in the state have no where to go, as county animal shelters normally don’t take exotics. We decided that we’d like to create a space that said abandoned and neglected exotic animals can be turned over to in order to find new homes.There is currently no known animal shelter in West Virginia that will accept all exotic animals, and we want to change that. We would like to have the rescue set up like your common county-run animal shelter, where we will receive animals and adopt them out to the public. We differ, however, by taking in exotic animals, and potentially have places set up for animals that can’t be adopted out.To make this happen, we’re going to need a lot more than our goal here in the long run, but that is a good start. We would potentially like to rent or buy a facility to house animals to be adopted, and long term enclosures for animals that couldn’t be adopted due to health or legal reasons, or that we deem aren’t suitable for adoption to the public.Funding we get will go towards:- becoming a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization - beginning to rent, buy, or build a facility that suits our needs - purchasing and/or building enclosures to suit a variety of animals that could potentially be turned over to us - purchasing supplies to care for the animals we get - purchasing supplies to help educate the public about exotic animals In your choosing to support us, you also choose to help animals in West Virginia! Thank you!
CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE THIS AWESOME SHIRT, OR SIMPLY DONATE TO A GREAT CAUSE!

thekidsarentalright:

We are trying to get an exotic animal rescue started in West Virginia! Becoming a 501(c)3 nonprofit is very expensive, and we need all the funding we can get. We only have 10 days to go to sell 20 shirts, or we get no funding at all. If you buy a shirt, you’ll be helping us help animals! The link has more information about us, as well as our facebook page. There is also a link to donate from the page, but we won’t get any money unless the minimum of 20 shirts is met.

In June of 2014, a group of people in the West Virginia pet community got together to help combat the ridiculous banned animal list that the newly-created Dangerous Wild Animal Board put out. We created the Pet Owners Alliance of West Virginia, who vowed to document everything pertaining to owning animals in West Virginia, and protect our rights to keep the pets we love.

With everything dying down thanks to the efforts of everyone combating the list, a few of us realized that many abandoned and neglected animals in the state have no where to go, as county animal shelters normally don’t take exotics. We decided that we’d like to create a space that said abandoned and neglected exotic animals can be turned over to in order to find new homes.

There is currently no known animal shelter in West Virginia that will accept all exotic animals, and we want to change that. 

We would like to have the rescue set up like your common county-run animal shelter, where we will receive animals and adopt them out to the public. We differ, however, by taking in exotic animals, and potentially have places set up for animals that can’t be adopted out.

To make this happen, we’re going to need a lot more than our goal here in the long run, but that is a good start. We would potentially like to rent or buy a facility to house animals to be adopted, and long term enclosures for animals that couldn’t be adopted due to health or legal reasons, or that we deem aren’t suitable for adoption to the public.

Funding we get will go towards:
- becoming a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization 
- beginning to rent, buy, or build a facility that suits our needs 
- purchasing and/or building enclosures to suit a variety of animals that could potentially be turned over to us 
- purchasing supplies to care for the animals we get 
- purchasing supplies to help educate the public about exotic animals 


In your choosing to support us, you also choose to help animals in West Virginia! Thank you!

CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE THIS AWESOME SHIRT, OR SIMPLY DONATE TO A GREAT CAUSE!

(via reptiglo)


Chito made friends with the croc after finding him with a gunshot wound on the banks of the Central American state’s Parismina river 20 years ago. He had been shot in the left eye by a cattle farmer and was close to death. But Chito enlisted the help of several pals to load the massive reptile into his boat. He says: “When I found Pocho in the river he was dying, so I brought him into my house”. “He was very skinny, weighing only around 150lb I gave him chicken and fish and medicine for six months to help him recover. “I stayed by Pocho’s side while he was ill, sleeping next to him at night. I just wanted him to feel that somebody loved him, that not all humans are bad. It meant a lot of sacrifice. I had to be there every day. I love all animals - especially ones that have suffered.” It took years before Chito felt that Pocho had bonded with him enough to get closer to the animal. He says: “After a decade I started to work with him. At first it was slow, slow. I played with him a bit, slowly doing more. “Then I found out that when I called his name he would come over to me.” At one point during his recovery, Chito left the croc in a lake near his house. But as he turned to walk away, to his amazement Pocho got out of the water and began to follow him home. Chito recalls: “That convinced me the crocodile could be tame.” But when he first fearlessly waded into the water with the giant reptile his family was so horrified they couldn’t bear to watch. So instead, he took to splashing around with Pocho when they were asleep. Four years ago Chito showed some of his tricks to friends, including getting the animal to close his eyes on command, and they convinced him to go public with a show. Now he swims and plays with Pocho as well as feeding him at the lake near his home in the lowland tropical town of Sarapiqui. The odd couple have now become a major tourist attraction, with several tour operators, including Crocodile Adventures, taking visitors on touring cruises to see the pair.

This is really cool and I hope it’s true, but I really think this is extremely anthropromorphized.
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Chito made friends with the croc after finding him with a gunshot wound on the banks of the Central American state’s Parismina river 20 years ago. He had been shot in the left eye by a cattle farmer and was close to death. But Chito enlisted the help of several pals to load the massive reptile into his boat. He says: “When I found Pocho in the river he was dying, so I brought him into my house”. “He was very skinny, weighing only around 150lb I gave him chicken and fish and medicine for six months to help him recover. “I stayed by Pocho’s side while he was ill, sleeping next to him at night. I just wanted him to feel that somebody loved him, that not all humans are bad. It meant a lot of sacrifice. I had to be there every day. I love all animals - especially ones that have suffered.” It took years before Chito felt that Pocho had bonded with him enough to get closer to the animal. He says: “After a decade I started to work with him. At first it was slow, slow. I played with him a bit, slowly doing more. “Then I found out that when I called his name he would come over to me.” At one point during his recovery, Chito left the croc in a lake near his house. But as he turned to walk away, to his amazement Pocho got out of the water and began to follow him home. Chito recalls: “That convinced me the crocodile could be tame.” But when he first fearlessly waded into the water with the giant reptile his family was so horrified they couldn’t bear to watch. So instead, he took to splashing around with Pocho when they were asleep. Four years ago Chito showed some of his tricks to friends, including getting the animal to close his eyes on command, and they convinced him to go public with a show. Now he swims and plays with Pocho as well as feeding him at the lake near his home in the lowland tropical town of Sarapiqui. The odd couple have now become a major tourist attraction, with several tour operators, including Crocodile Adventures, taking visitors on touring cruises to see the pair.

This is really cool and I hope it’s true, but I really think this is extremely anthropromorphized.
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Chito made friends with the croc after finding him with a gunshot wound on the banks of the Central American state’s Parismina river 20 years ago. He had been shot in the left eye by a cattle farmer and was close to death. But Chito enlisted the help of several pals to load the massive reptile into his boat. He says: “When I found Pocho in the river he was dying, so I brought him into my house”. “He was very skinny, weighing only around 150lb I gave him chicken and fish and medicine for six months to help him recover. “I stayed by Pocho’s side while he was ill, sleeping next to him at night. I just wanted him to feel that somebody loved him, that not all humans are bad. It meant a lot of sacrifice. I had to be there every day. I love all animals - especially ones that have suffered.” It took years before Chito felt that Pocho had bonded with him enough to get closer to the animal. He says: “After a decade I started to work with him. At first it was slow, slow. I played with him a bit, slowly doing more. “Then I found out that when I called his name he would come over to me.” At one point during his recovery, Chito left the croc in a lake near his house. But as he turned to walk away, to his amazement Pocho got out of the water and began to follow him home. Chito recalls: “That convinced me the crocodile could be tame.” But when he first fearlessly waded into the water with the giant reptile his family was so horrified they couldn’t bear to watch. So instead, he took to splashing around with Pocho when they were asleep. Four years ago Chito showed some of his tricks to friends, including getting the animal to close his eyes on command, and they convinced him to go public with a show. Now he swims and plays with Pocho as well as feeding him at the lake near his home in the lowland tropical town of Sarapiqui. The odd couple have now become a major tourist attraction, with several tour operators, including Crocodile Adventures, taking visitors on touring cruises to see the pair.

This is really cool and I hope it’s true, but I really think this is extremely anthropromorphized.
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Chito made friends with the croc after finding him with a gunshot wound on the banks of the Central American state’s Parismina river 20 years ago. He had been shot in the left eye by a cattle farmer and was close to death. But Chito enlisted the help of several pals to load the massive reptile into his boat. 

He says: “When I found Pocho in the river he was dying, so I brought him into my house”. “He was very skinny, weighing only around 150lb I gave him chicken and fish and medicine for six months to help him recover. “I stayed by Pocho’s side while he was ill, sleeping next to him at night. I just wanted him to feel that somebody loved him, that not all humans are bad. It meant a lot of sacrifice. I had to be there every day. I love all animals - especially ones that have suffered.” 

It took years before Chito felt that Pocho had bonded with him enough to get closer to the animal. He says: “After a decade I started to work with him. At first it was slow, slow. I played with him a bit, slowly doing more. “Then I found out that when I called his name he would come over to me.” 

At one point during his recovery, Chito left the croc in a lake near his house. But as he turned to walk away, to his amazement Pocho got out of the water and began to follow him home. Chito recalls: “That convinced me the crocodile could be tame.” But when he first fearlessly waded into the water with the giant reptile his family was so horrified they couldn’t bear to watch. So instead, he took to splashing around with Pocho when they were asleep. 

Four years ago Chito showed some of his tricks to friends, including getting the animal to close his eyes on command, and they convinced him to go public with a show. Now he swims and plays with Pocho as well as feeding him at the lake near his home in the lowland tropical town of Sarapiqui. The odd couple have now become a major tourist attraction, with several tour operators, including Crocodile Adventures, taking visitors on touring cruises to see the pair.

This is really cool and I hope it’s true, but I really think this is extremely anthropromorphized.

(via heckyeahreptiles)