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Saving the Koalas

Photo: Joel Sartore (previously on Neatorama) The koala, the cuddly marsupial of Australia, is in crisis. After their population rebounded by the nation’s efforts to save it from being hunted [...]

Ancient & Marvelous Turtles

“QUANTUM SHOT” #720 Link – article by Avi Abrams Secret of their survival? - They go inside their shell for a long time and THINK. Then, they ACT. Or rather, don’t. Turtles are old species. How old? They existed before mammals, birds, crocodiles and lizards… some say even before the dinosaurs themselves, well into the Triassic period (more info). They [...]

Neglected Eighty-Eight Butterfly

Photo: Joel Sartore National Geographic has a neat gallery of wonderful patterns in butterflies. This one is my favorite, the neglected eighty eight (or 89, depending on the butterfly) butterfly (Diaethria neglecta). Does anyone know the reason it’s called “neglected”? Previously on Neatorama: Joel Sartore’s RARE: Portraits of America’s Endangered Species