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Day in pictures: 7 June 2012

Two rescued pangolins sit in a basket in Bangkok, Thailand

This white-bellied pangolin was rescued in Sierra Leone in West Africa. Description from I searched for this on

The Heartbreaking Poaching Epidemic You Haven’t Heard of Yet~ Pangolins are among the oddest and least-familiar animals on Earth. They’re mammals, but they're armor-plated. Their chief defensive posture is to tuck their heads under their tails and roll up, like a basketball crossed with an artichoke. (It works: Even lions generally can’t get a grip.)

Donkey, Equus africanus. Scrotifera is a proposed clade of mammals within Laurasiatheria, consisting of the following six orders and their common ancestors: Artiodactyla, Even-toed ungulate, Carnivora, Cetacea, Chiroptera, Bat Perissodactyla, Odd-toed ungulate, Pholidota, Pangolin…

African True Toad | True toad (Adenomus dasi) | Endangered Amphibians | Pinterest

The Crucial Role of Predators: A New Perspective on Ecology by Caroline Fraser: Yale Environment 360. Sevilleta National reserve south of Albuquerque NM. Rewilding the desert wilds.

Information on the Agassiz’s coral is currently being researched and written and will appear here shortly. Description from I searched for this on

All tortoises do best in large, outdoor enclosures where they can get as much natural sunlight as they need to grow properly and be healthy. Description from I searched for this on