Tuesday, December 11, 2007
You will die from the cuteness
First known footage of wild long-eared gerboas
This article has lots of great footage of one of the cutest animals you will ever see, plus an extraordinary story of how conservation is done. Marvel at the dedication of a few individuals who must rely on donations and broken down vans in order to do their work. Even more amazing, marvel at how little is known about the Gobi desert and its native inhabitants. Just when you think the scientists and naturalists have uniformly covered the planet with monographs and YouTube videos, it is revealed that there are wide swaths about which we barely know anything at all.