"It is that range of biodiversity that we must care for - the whole thing - rather than just one or two stars."
-David Attenborough
Questions? Email me, Ronak Sathyanarayana, at ronaks@goanimals.org.

Monday, December 10, 2012

Gray Wolves Going Back to Brink of Extinction

Gray Wolves were critically endangered, but many years later, there were enough to be taken off the endangered species list. But, just because they weren't endangered, doesn't mean you can hunt them. FIRST OF ALL, YOU SHOULDN'T HUNT!!! Wolves were actually getting successful, but hunting is going up dramatically. Gray wolves were once at the brink of extinction, but hunting them again is pushing the limits. They will return to being critically endangered if people keep on hunting them. It's time to save the wolves. It's winter, the season of the wolves.

Driver's Ed for Dogs?

Usually, you wouldn't want a dog driving you around. Well, in New Zealand, they are teaching dogs to drive, and amazingly, they are very successful. Some may be even better than your average driver. Just goes to show that animals can do amazing thing. They are smarter than you think.

Rare Footage of Clouded Leopard

Clouded Leopards are critically endangered. Amazingly, scientists got footage of the elusive cat.
Go to this Link and watch the video. Remember, it is our job to help save these amazing creatures.

Sunday, December 2, 2012

Massive Falcon Massacre Uncovered

During an annual 2 week migration in Northern India, 120,000-140,000 Amul Falcons were killed. The people trapped them in nets to be eaten or sent to unknown markets. Scientists believe that this is the largest flock of Amul Falcons in the world. Unfortunately, most were killed on their way to South Africa. The Indian Government has sworn to protect them on their upcoming 2013 migration.

Someone's Getting Coal in Their Stockings

Your favorite reindeer, Rudolph, may go extinct with all of his species because of the Federal Government. Earlier, the US Fish and Wildlife Service had given a total of 375,000 acres for the species, but now, the land was reduced by 90%. But even worse, on Selkirk Mountains, Woodland Caribou are almost extinct. Only 27 currently exist. It is time to help these animals from becoming extinct. Santa's favorite animal, is in danger.

Rhino Poaching is Increasing Day by Day

Poaching was already a big thing happening in South Africa, but now, it's getting bigger. The number of animals getting killed in increasing day by day. It's time to take some action. What do you think? Should we let poachers win?

Sunday, November 25, 2012

Factory Farming in 60 Seconds Flat

Peta has put this video on their blog. They have put this to show what goes on in factories to create animal products. Please watch this video.

Please spread the word and show what really goes on to make animal products.
Here is the link to their actual post on their blog.

Shark Finning Ended in Europe

The European Parliament announced that shark finning would come to the a stop. Shark finning is a very sad time for sharks. Finners would cut multiple fins off a shark, and they would die, but if they did survive, they wouldn't be able to move, and they would be immobile in the water. Shark finning was originally allowed to fisherman with special permits in 2003, but now it is banned. Oceana helped out with this decision. Shark fin soup is banned in Europe. Shark fin soup is the main cause of shark finning. But now sharks may have a chance. It is our job to help prevent shark finning in other countries.

Orangutan Resurrection?

Amazingly, an Orangutan that had been shot 104 times by air gun pellets was saved. The female Orangutan Aan was brought for surgery and people had successfully removed 32 of the pellets. The orangutan was brought for rehabilitation, and is currently recovering.

Sunday, November 18, 2012

Lonesome George Isn't The Last of its Kind?

Months ago, Lonesome George, the last of the Galapagos Tortoise died. We thought that the great Galapagos Tortoise was extinct, but we are wrong. Scientists have found other Pinta Tortoises to have common DNA. Scientists believe that around the time the Galapagos Tortoise was getting in trouble, evolution formed a new species. This species is technically, also Galapagos Tortoises. The great and mighty Lonesome George, may not even be Lonesome after all. The tortoise has risen They might have a bit of hope left

The Most Legged Animal Has Been Found

The most legged animal lives right here in Silicon Valley. Illacme plenipes is the name of the millipede. The female millipede has 750 legs and the male millipede has 550, but it is about the size of a pinky and usually, millipedes have 80-100 legs, not 750. This bug was first recorded in 1928, but went unrecorded for 84 years. But now, it has been found again. Even stranger, this bug makes its own clothes. The millipede spins silk, and coats itself in it. This bug has fascinated scientists, and scientists are starting to look into the life of Illacme plenipes.

Tasmanian Devils Get a New Home

Facial Tumor Disease, which is contagious in Tasmanian Devils, is deadly. If affected, it can die, and spread the disease. In order to protect he endangered Tasmanian devil, the unaffected ones will be sent to a nature preserve far away from the infected ones. By sending the healthy ones away from the island, they are isolating the disease to a limited amount of Tasmanian Devils. Soon, the Tasmanian Devil will become populated again.

Sunday, November 11, 2012

Endangered Animal Clones

In Brazil, scientists are starting to take action to save "at risk" animals. They will be cloning them. Scientists will be cloning Black Lion Tamarins, Maned Wolves, Jaguars, and a few others. They have over 400 DNA samples and are going to start cloning soon. Since cloning won't create a diverse group, the clones will only be in captivity, since they pose no use in the wild. Once the population is diverse, he clones will be let loose in the wild. This idea might help animals get out of the "danger" zone.

Croc Jaws Have More Than Strength

New research shows that a Croc jaw not only is super powerful, but it is also super sensative. In fact, it's even more sensitive than human fingertips. The master of surprise, which is mastered by crocodiles, is caused by super sensitive bumps on the snout and all around the mouth. So, if anyone puts anything in a Croc's mouth, it's gone.

The Result of Sandy

Hurricane Sandy has not only left humans stranded and in danger, it has left many animals stranded. The coastal birds were hit the hardest. When the hurricane hit, the birds were very confused and many had leave their nest and children. A lot of birds flew towards the south to keep away from the storm. But, some birds were hit hard, especially those who have nests on the ground or in holes. The endangered Barrel Owl and Piping Plover live on the ground. The birds didn't drown, but they were left in a tricky situation. It is our job to help not only the people who got hit, but also the helpless creatures.

Sunday, October 28, 2012

Bees Can Bite?

A Varroa Mite in a honeycomb
Even though bees are known for their sting, research shows that they have an equally powerful bite. Bees sting when it's victim is to big, but for smaller organisms, it can't sting it, so it bites. Bees bite parasitic mites. Along with their bite, it can stun small animals like mites.

New Coelacanth Discovered

Coelacanths are the oldest type of fish. They are long fish that move very slowly. Scientists found a fossilized skull at Fort Worth, Texas. The skull is 100, million years old, and the youngest skull found in Texas. The bones of this ancient fish is under examination right now.

Sunday, October 21, 2012

1st Anniversary

Today is a very special day!

Today is the first anniversary of www.goanimals.org!

Hooray!!!! I want to thank everyone who has helped me with my website and donated to my fundraiser Bucks4bucks

Sunday, September 30, 2012

"Animals That Could go Extinct" Article Updated



Four New Species Discovered

In Peru, four new species were discovered. The forest in which these animals live in is nicknamed "Heaven".

Night Monkey
The name of this monkey has not been confirmed, but this monkey lies in the group called, night monkeys. Night monkeys are vulnerable and hard to find. This monkey has been put on the endangered species list and is under protection by the Peruvian government.

Common Shrew Opossum
This shrew opossum, also known as the marsupial shrew,  is actually twice the size of its closest relative. It is also the biggest of its species. This species has a long tail, long, pointy snout, and defined ears.

Enigmatic Porcupine
Because of its dark fur, extremely long quills, and large size, this species has been named, the enigmatic porcupine. This species is completely different then other porcupine species.

Small Eared Shrew
This species of shrew is not actually called the small eared shrew. The species has not been named yet. This species is much smaller than normal, super small eyes an ears, and eats insects. Not much is known about this shrew.

California's Official Marine Reptile

California's new official marine reptile is the leatherback sea turtle.

Sunday, September 23, 2012

Giant Turtle Rescue

In Cape Cod, a 655 lbs. Leatherback Sea Turtle was rescued. The turtle was stranded and was helped by people to get it back into the water. After being stranded, people brought the Leatherback to the aquarium, to stabilize the frightened turtle. After helping the turtle, they thought it was good enough to be restored into the wild. But, for safe keeping, scientists attached a radio tag to monitor its expeditions into the wild.

Top 9 most Endangered Animals

The top 9 most endangered animals are:

Sumatran Rhino

Pygmy Sloth

Bullock's False Toad

Brazilian Butterfly

Santa Catarina's Guinea Pig

Luristan Newt

Tarzan's Chameleon

Tonkin Snub-nosed Monkey

Great Indian Bustard

It is very important to help save these precious animals.

Sunday, September 16, 2012

New Monkey Discovered

In the Republic of Congo, a new monkey species was discovered. The monkey is very shy, and brightly colored. Males are 15 pounds, which is twice as large as the females. But, Much is not known about this new monkey.

"Zombee" Attack!

Bees around the world are dying. Bees do a lot of the pollination in the world. When bees die, pollination doesn't occur. Scientists are trying to find out what is happening to this Zombie like behavior known as CCD (Colony Collapse Disorder). The bees leave the hive at night, fly to outdoor lights, fly in circles, and then die. In order to find out what is going on, scientists put a tiny radio tag on the back of the bee. What they discovered were maggots. MAGGOTS?, you may ask, but it is true. A certain fly called the Zombie Fly lays eggs in the bees, and then when the bees die, the maggots leave the corpse. Strange, but true.

Killer Whales are Good Parents?

Scientists have noticed that when an orca gives birth, usually in its thirties, it actually lives to its fifties to help its offspring.It was thought that an orca would give birth and then leave and die. But it is actually that they help their offspring through its life. The orca is now known to have the second longest (after humans) post-reproductive life.

Sunday, September 9, 2012

Japanese River Otter Declared Extinct

After 30 years of not seeing the japanese river otter, scientists have declared it extinct. But, in 1999, scientists found droppings from the otter, and they believe that there might be hope for the  otter. If it is still alive, than it is in deep hiding. Some scientists have given up searching for it, but many haven't, so the search still continues.

Related news:A subspecies of the asian black bear, (also known as the moon bear) and the horseshoe bat have been declared extinct.

Drawing of japanese river otter

Horseshoe bat

Moon bear

Sharks are Good Students?

Scientist have recently done tests on juvenile lemon sharks. Some of the sharks were trained and the others weren't. Scientists observed that the untrained sharks figured out what to do faster when the trained sharks were nearby. This is the first time a cartilaginous fish demonstrated social learning. Sharks are smarter than you think.

New Stick Insect Discovered

In the Philippines, a new stick insect was discovered, but it is unlike any other stick insect. This stick insect has no wings, lives on the ground instead of the trees, and has a turquoise head, and an orange body. But most amazing of all, it releases a foul odor when it comes across a predator. Since it is so different from the normal stick insect, scientists have given it its own genus. Scientists are still trying to find out what it is.

Monday, September 3, 2012

Lonesome George Dies

Lonesome George, believed to be the last subspecies of the Galapagos Tortoise, dies at an estimated age of 100. Scientists are doing tests to determine the cause of his death. The death was very strange since it should have died at the age of 200. With no offspring or other females to mate with, Lonesome George was the rarest animal on Earth.

These tortoises used to be thriving until the 1900's. poachers killed the tortoises for their meat. They were soon critically endangered. Laws were put up to protect the tortoise, and they used to have other tortoises to breed with Lonesome George, but none of the were successful.

The last of the Pinta Tortoises are gone. 
But, we still have time to rescue all of the
other endangered animals of the world
(see "Animals That Could go Extinct in 2012)
Even though Lonesome George is gone, we still remember 
how great, he was to the Animal World.

Free the Shark Week

This week is Free the Shark Week. Thousands of sharks are killed each year, and many people say they're scared of sharks, but sharks are more scared of us, then we are of them. In some countries, the killing of sharks is illegal, but it still happens.
Shouldn't something be done about this?
This week, it is time to celebrate one of the great 
predators of the ocean.
The shark



Red Fish, Blue Fish Captured on Camera

113 years. That's how long it has been since someone has recorded about the rare Chaunacaops coloratus Anglerfish. But, this is the first time it has ever been recorded on video. Instead of swimming, this fish walks on the sea floor. Size ranges from 3-8 inches, and scientists believed that the color of the fish was red, but it actually is blue when it is young. The video of the fish was done by Monterey Bay Aquarium and was captured by a remote operated vehicle. They recorded it off the coast of northern California and 11,000 feet below the surface.

Saturday, June 9, 2012

Animals are AWESOME!!!

My blog "Animals are AWESOME!!!", has now turned into a website at "www.goanimals.org". And related news, I'm still collecting money for my fundraiser bucks4bucks. My goal is $200, and so far we have $17.

Watching the Endangered Jaguar

Scientists have been putting camera traps all over the world to find footage of rare and endangered animals. An in one of them, they found that jaguars are returning, but they this footage at a Palm Oil Plantation. It is important to help these poor animals. In other cameras, they found videos of other big cats, such as ocelots, and servals.
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