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Mammal Monday – Guess What Day It Is!

Did you know?

Until recently, the Bactrian Camel (Camelus bactrianus bactrianus) was considered to be a domesticated form of the critically endangered Wild Bactrian Camel (Camelus bactrianus ferus). Taxonomists now describe it as a separate species because the DNA of C. ferus differs significantly from C. bactrianus. Herds of C. ferus in the Gashun Gobi are completely isolated from their domesticated cousins. This lack of an opportunity to hybridize is what makes the Wild Bactrian Camel’s survival in the wild so crucial.

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Frog Friday – Save the Frogs

Tomorrow is “Save The Frogs Day,” the world’s largest day of amphibian education and conservation action. The goal is to make the amphibian extinction crisis common knowledge. Many of the species that have been featured on Frog Fridays throughout the year are listed by the IUCN as endangered, critically endangered, extinct in the wild, or extinct. Please consider doing what you can to contribute to this important cause.

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