Saturday, September 26, 2009

New Southeast Asian species discovered but facing extinction

A bird-eating frog with fangs, an alien gecko equipped with orange eyes and technicolor skin, and a flightless bird are among the 163 newly identified species discovered in Southeast Asia last year that are now considered at risk of extinction due to climate change, according to a new report by the World Wildlife Federation (WWF).

Ok, this one also gets my attention because I had predicted the existence of several similar critters in some short horror stories of mine years ago. It's a peculiar validation. I'm at once delighted and saddened to see that I may in fact never get a chance to see many of these creatures alive in my lifetime.

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