endangered species

Zooillogix

Category archives for endangered species

WildAid Is Badass

I’m back. After a two month hiatus from posting due to the grand opening of Bullitt, my second bar in San Francisco, I have finally adjusted my schedule to accommodate posting, and I’m pumped. First on my list: I have been looking for years for the best endangered species group to put my support behind.…

So you know how there aren’t as many members of some species as there once was, and in fact some species that used to exist no longer exist? Well, some folks still haven’t gotten the message. In an attempt to bring more recognition (and funding) to the conservation cause, some mighty fine Zartists are collaborating…

Scientists in England working with an international conservation group have compiled a sample list which will be used much like the Dow Jones Industrial Average to track the overall status of endangered and threatened species in the world. Andrew and I should never have sunk our life savings into Steller’s sea cows! You may have…

After our miniature pigs post last week, an astute Zooillogix reader reminded us that there already are mini-pigs native to India. Weighing only about 10-20lbs, the Pygmy Hog is critically endangered with less than two hundred thought to be left in the wild. Once native to India, Bhutan and Nepal, these little guys were thought…

We know this story has been covered by everyone from LiveScience to Perez Hilton, but we thought we’d do our part as well to promote awareness. Chinese giant salamander….very tasty. An initiative known as EDGE (Excited Dachshunds Grinding with the Elderly) has released its list of unique and critically endangered amphibians, hot on the heels…

Endangered Deliciousness

Seafood Watch is a very cool and very practical conservation effort led by the Monterey Bay Aquarium. Basically, it is a regularly updated guide to which lake and ocean critters should or should not be devoured each year. At its most convenient, they print a handy business card sized reference guide which you can carry…

A Maclaud’s horseshoe bat (being held in a glove) poses for the ladies… For the first time, scientists photographed a Maclaud’s horseshoe bat in the forests of Guinea in West Africa. These bats had not been seen in the wild in over 40 years. The featured photo was snapped by German biologist Natalie Webber, who…

Robotic Reptile Helps Researchers

Tuatara, Sphenodon punctatus A robotic tuatara has been put to work in Stephens Island, New Zealand, helping researchers to better understand the mating habits of its biological brethren. Tuataras are one of the oldest reptile species on Earth, dating back 200 million years. The researchers are hoping that the data obtained by using “Robo-Ollie” will…

Primitive primates indigenous to Southeast Asia, Slow Lorises are endangered and absurdly adorable. Most importantly, they just so happen to be this editor,Aeos favorite animal since early childhood. However, it wouldn,Aeot take a childhood obsession to be appalled at the horrors of the illegal loris trade. Prized for their cuddliness, slow lorises are sold in…

A species of endangered sea lion has suddenly acquired a taste for a rare penguin in New Zealand, causing heated debate amongst Kiwi conservationists and scientists. Sea lions breeding on the Otago Peninsula have taken to devouring yellow-eyed penguins. The good news is that male sea lions do not seem to have a pallet for…