Nine Venomous Rare Vipers Born in St. Louis

Nine Venomous Rare Vipers Born in St. Louis

On August 16 at the St. Louis Zoo, nine venomous rare vipers were born. The snakes are ocellate mountain vipers, which had erroneously been considered to be extinct for 140 years before 1983, when they were rediscovered, rare but very much alive, in Eastern Turkey (the site Cinemablend.com says they were found in Northern Turkey). […]

Skin-Eating Fungus Killing Fire Salamanders

Skin-Eating Fungus Killing Fire Salamanders

Fire salamander numbers in Netherland’s forests had been mysteriously declining since 2010, but scientists were puzzled at what was killing the salamanders and causing the steep drop in their population. Now, they have the answer, but they might be too late to save them, as they are close to extinction there. Only 10 Fire salamanders […]

Desert Tortoises To Be Euthanized

Desert Tortoises To Be Euthanized

Desert tortoises at the Desert Tortoise Conservation Center located near Las Vegas have been protected for decades. That protection will soon end, though, as federal funds to operate the reserve are dwindling. If it closes, that will mean that officials will likely euthanize the very tortoises for which they’ve  been responsible. Hundreds of the tortoises […]

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