Posts filed under ‘Animals (Other Than Us)’
Go here to see photographs or drawings of every animal (that we know of) that has gone extinct over the last 100 years. Fascinating and heartbreaking.
In 2012, we lost the magnificent Pinta Island Tortoise. How old must this guy be and what secrets might he have told us?
In 1964 we lost the Mexican Grizzly Bear:
See the full list here. It’s haunting to look at them knowing these beings will never walk the face of the Earth again.
Look at the shocking number of birds killed by cats in the U.S. each year:
This dog has one thing and one thing only on his mind:
Here’s my Tweet of the Day. Look at that teeny tiny donkey under that pile of grass. I hope he got a good dinner tonight.
My kind of town:
Villagers reject hydro plant to protect vultures
With the backing of municipal officials, electricity producer Repower wanted to build the plant in La Punt Chamues-ch.
However in a vote on Monday night, citizens voted 74 to 64 against the project, the SDA news agency reported on Tuesday.
The hydro plant was earmarked for the Val Chamura, a small valley connecting with the Engadine.
But it turns out the location is home to a pair of bearded vultures, who count among the most prolific breeders of their species in the Alps.
Environmentalists argued that the plant would have threatened the birds’ habitat, as well as the natural environment and countryside of the valley.
Watch as Millie the dog proudly helps bring in the groceries. I swear, she’s smiling: