Conservation works: Large Blue Butterfly

In 1979, somewhere in Dartmoor, a butterfly died. That would hardly have been an exceptional event, but this individual was a Large Blue butterfly (Maculinea arion) and it was the last of its kind in the United Kingdom. Over more than a century, the Large Blue’s population had been declining and it was finally declared Continue reading Conservation works: Large Blue Butterfly

Meet my new pet!

Well, something to put on the wish list, anyway…. Baby albino giant salamanders in Hiroshima: A pair of baby albino Japanese Giant Salamanders (Andrias japonicus) discovered this past spring in a mountainous area of Hiroshima prefecture are being kept at Hiroshima’s Asa Zoo for the purpose of ecological research. The two specimens were found along Continue reading Meet my new pet!