“Nature / Environment / Critters” August 26th, 2016

Nine bears killed simply because people are “baiting local bears with easy-access garbage and plentiful fruit trees”

Area targeted for deep-sea mining supports “an abundant and diverse ecosystem” – more than half of the species collected there are new to science

“Pinky” the flamingo at Busch Gardens euthanized after a man grabbed her from an animal viewing area and threw her to the ground – “the bird suffered injuries so ‘traumatic’ that she could not be saved”

Early turtle fossil indicates protective shell was developed to facilitate burrowing underground

World-wide: Preventing the extinction of gorillas, rhinoceroses, elephants, lions, tigers, wolves, bears and the world’s other largest mammals “will require bold political action and financial commitment