precious pandas

Globally, dogs have caused about 10 extinctions and continue to threaten another 150 species. In the United States alone, some 78,000 dogs roam habitats close to urban and suburban development. From marine shores and grasslands to woodlands and coniferous forests, dogs chase and attack wild birds and deer and terrorize native predators such as gray foxes and even pumas.

Even the scent of a dog is enough to compel wildlife to flee and hide. The presence of dogs accelerates heartbeats in bighorn sheep and causes marmots to be more hesitant to reemerge from their burrows. Some animals will abandon living in an area altogether if dogs visit frequently, forcing them to give up precious opportunities to feed and travel.

Elsewhere, dogs serve as reservoirs for a host of diseases — such as rabies, canine parvovirus and leishmaniasis (also known as black or dumdum fever). Studies from Brazil reveal that wildlife and livestock in proximity to dogs are particularly at risk of leishmaniasis, which infects roughly 1.6 million people a year. In China’s Wolong Reserve, free-roaming dogs share at least four microparasites with the reserve’s giant pandas, threatening Wolong’s precious pandas with several pathogens.

In poor countries such as Nepal, dog populations — originally used to ward off snow leopards — have exploded. Unwanted dogs are left roaming villages, living on food scraps or hunting wildlife in forest habitats. Inevitably, conflicts mount. In the Annapurna Conservation Area, villagers routinely poison dogs with strychnine, a readily available poison that induces a long, painful death. It’s not uncommon to find dog carcasses in rivers and landfills. Sadly, when vultures and other scavengers eat the carrion, they are poisoned, too.

—  Dogs are man’s best friend — but one of wildlife’s worst foes, Debby Ng and Joel Berger, The Washington Post. 24 March 2017.

I have not drawn this smol child in over a year. Now I see why I haven’t drawn him. Because I can’t.

Made him happy with his arm back lol

i don’t care what anyone says, my sister is the best. She freaking looked me in the eye and told me that I was famous and I had to tell her that I wasn’t. When she heard that she grabbed my hands and said,
“Well it might be that way for you, but to me you’re the most famous person I know! The coolest too!” I was standing there feeling like an idiot and getting all embarrassed, so i just hugged her and told her to shut up. 

She’s so adorable omfg

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Just because theres not enuf seungri on my dashboard. F*** u, wae u so effing sexy and handsome nd cute at the same time??! Adsfsgdhfjrirkfk

Look At This Poor Baby

Chloe spends the first part of the episode helping the bears. The moment she gets scared, she hides. She’s little; of course she hides.

But does she run away when the ‘monster’ goes after the bears? Heck no. She stands up and fights, because she cares more about the safety of her friends than she does her own fear.

Chloe is so brave, guys. She doesn’t even know how to fight, but she puts herself out there anyway.