The Oakland Zoo plans to expand into sensitive, native habitat in order to feature native animals lost to habitat destruction. The zoo plans to develop into Knowland Park, a well known locality for the endangered Alameda Striped Racer (Coluber lateralis euryxanthus) and the California Red-legged Frog (Rana draytonii).

My photos:

Alameda Striped Racer [Whipsnake]

California Red-legged Frog 

Excerpts from the article:

"Activists have long pointed out the irony of the Zoological Society destroying sensitive natural habitat in order to build an artificial exhibit that would feature animals that have disappeared from the East Bay because of habitat loss."

"The zoo will never, ever live this down," said John Taylor, a UC Berkeley professor of plant and microbial biology who has analyzed some of the unique features of the park. "If we build something on top of the most interesting habitat, we can’t get it back. … That would be one of those really sad events, where to celebrate something — native plants and animals — you destroy them."

"It’s outrageous. The project is going to destroy what we know is good whipsnake habitat [for the actual zoo expansion] … and substitute it with much poorer habitat that whipsnakes don’t use and never will use."


nubkit said:

There was this bearded dragon at a pet store today and it was just totally going at it with everyone by tapping the glass and jumping around oh my god. It reminded me of you and Diego for some reason, haha!

Oh crikey thats adorable!! I hope it wasnt dong that because its jimmies were rustled. I love bearded dragons frankly if it werent for diegos award winning mug i would have probably snatched up a beardie instead! Someday id like one but until then ill make goo goo eyes at my pal caitlins beardie amber. Thats really sweet thank you!!!


After three years on Teen Wolf, you’ve had your fair share of makeout scenes. What’s been your biggest revelation?
Make sure they don’t have oral herpes. We have a couple of cast members who have cold sores, and when they have outbreaks, kissing scenes legally have to be rescheduled. I am not getting mouth herpes from Teen Wolf. You can take my dignity, but you’ll not take my lack of mouth herpes.



"Danielle Susan Ruger", set this tortoise on fire and then threw him all over the street.
I don’t have much information on it, but that one of her friend’s on Facebook saved this horrendous video to his phone before she deleted off of Facebook. Apparently, she’s from/located in Orange Park.
Please, if you can in any way, report this person right away!
She needs to pay for torturing this poor animal now.