vegansaurus!

01/11/2012

This is Matilda’s horned viper, a newly discovered species living in Tanzania and named for the daughter of Wildlife Conservation Society’s Tanzania Program director! It will soon be classified as “critically endangered” because logging and charcoal manufacture have “severely degraded” the snake’s habitat. Awesome job, snake-discoverers, but an overall BOO to humanity, because we are so good at fucking things up we can endanger animals without even knowing they exist.
[photo by Tim Davenport, a.k.a Matilda’s dad]

This is Matilda’s horned viper, a newly discovered species living in Tanzania and named for the daughter of Wildlife Conservation Society’s Tanzania Program director! It will soon be classified as “critically endangered” because logging and charcoal manufacture have “severely degraded” the snake’s habitat. Awesome job, snake-discoverers, but an overall BOO to humanity, because we are so good at fucking things up we can endanger animals without even knowing they exist.

[photo by Tim Davenport, a.k.a Matilda’s dad]

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