Weekly Wildlife Wednesday: Edition 5

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Hi friend, I hope your week has been great so far! 

Here's your Weekly Wildlife Wednesday for March 21st. As always, let us know what you think, and if there's anything you want to share or know about. Be sure to follow us on FacebookTwitter, and Instagram for more :)

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A Malagasy conservation official has been arrested for the killing of 11 critically endangered lemurs. In a country where locals live on less than $2 per day, crimes such as poaching tend to go unnoticed, so it's good to see that the local law enforcement is following up and even going after the official's accomplices in this disgusting act. Since this crime was committed by an official meant to be protecting wildlife, I imagine this looks bad on the government. Read more at Mongabay.


Mark your calendars: The 24-hour "Be The One" 2018 Giving Challenge is scheduled for the 1st & 2nd of May, from noon to noon. Presented by the Community Foundation of Sarasota County, The Patterson Foundation will match donations up to $100 each during this 24 hour window. We're exciting to take part to show extra support for lemurs!


Amazing wildlife photo of the week: This great photo of a baby elephant was taken in Maasai Mara National Reserve in Kenya, by wildlife photographer Andrew van den Broeck. Africa is such a beautiful place.


The US might be moving backwards on the economical and ecological aspect of oil drilling. In an attempt to achieve “energy dominance”, the Trump Administration is opening the entire US coastline to oil drilling. This analysis goes into much more detail about why this could easily backfire.


Scientists discover a new type of butterfly, and name it after a YouTuber! Writer and presenter of the popular natural science YouTube channel The Brain Scoop and Chicago Field Museum’s Chief Curiosity Correspondent Emily Graslie gets a new butterfly named after her, called the Wahydra graslieaeI. Congrats Emily!


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