Cute Animal in Danger: Cuscus
The cuscus is a marsupial native to Australia and New Guinea. This nocturnal tree-dweller has opposable toes and fingers like a monkey which help it keep hold of slippery branches. It can also use its long, prehensile tail to keep its balance. The cuscus is actually a member of the opossum family and ranges in […]
Cute Endangered Animal: Axolotl Salamander
The folks over at Change.org have rightly pointed out that cute endangered animals get more attention than the ugly ones. So I’ll meet them halfway: this week we have a truly “uglorable” guest, the Axolotl Salamander. (Uglorable, for those of you not fluent in Lolcat, is an animal both ugly and adorable.) The Axolotl is a […]
Researchers: GM Crops Are Killing Monarch Butterflies, After All
The spread of Roundup Ready technology has drastically reduced the famed butterfly's food supply.