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Purple Frogs, an Evolutionary Wonder

Hey there, ladies. I’m just a lonesome, evolutionary mishap who loves to party. The Purple frog or Nasikabatrachus sahyadrensis can be described as a “living fossil.” These strange creatures split evolutionarily from other frogs nearly 150 million years ago giving them features unique to any amphibian, so unique in fact that they have been put…

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…

How to Score Some Pangolin

Wildlife officials from Southeast Asia met in Cisarua, Indonesia this week to discuss cross-border animal smuggling. Chief among their concerns was the rapid growth in pangolin trafficking. Scaled mammals with long, sticky, extendable tongues (up to 16″), Pangolins were once grouped with anteaters but recent DNA testing has shown that they are most likely a…