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Vanishing Vaquita Part 3: 51 Ways You Can Save The World’s Rarest Marine Mammal

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International Save The Vaquita Day is July 9th! Little Critterz has been gathering momentum for this day by spreading awareness of the species, explaining the porpoises predicament causing its rapid decline, and we even recently launched our brand new porcelain figurine … Continue reading

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Vanishing Vaquita Part 2: A Porpoises Battle with the Wall of Death

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The vaquita is nearing extinction. With less than 100 still alive, the vaquita needs our attention now more than ever. Many estimates are lower than 60 or even 50. We ask of you, right now, to learn about the species and … Continue reading

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Earth Day 2016 Checklist for a Greener Life

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Earth Day 2016 Checklist: Your Starter’s Guide to Saving the World Earth Day 2016 is Friday, April 22. There is no time like the present to contribute to a healthier global environment. Working towards a cleaner world starts in our own … Continue reading

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16 Electricity-Free and Fun Earth Hour Activities

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What is Earth Hour? Earth Hour is a global climate change initiative that aims to create awareness of people taking action and moving towards a sustainable future by turning the lights off. Earth Hour started in Sydney, Australia, in 2007 … Continue reading

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Vanishing Vaquita Part 1: The Story of the World’s Rarest Marine Mammal

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Never have you seen a marine mammal like this, with such elegant markings around the eyes and mouth. Almost as if she is wearing lipstick and mascara. She is small and shy. Infact, she is the smallest porpoise species. Only … Continue reading

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Funny Monkeys: 25 Wild and Crazy Monkeys!

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Image adapted from Tambako The Jaguar Our planet is so incredibly diverse, and filled with all sorts of weird-looking wildlife that you have to sometimes see to believe. With over 260 species of monkeys on our planet, there is no … Continue reading

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Monarch Butterfly Metamorphosis

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How magical is it that such a small species can undergo such a significant transformation? Butterflies undergo complete metamorphosis, in which there are four distinct stages: egg, caterpillar, pupa, and butterfly.   Butterflies provide a wide range of environmental benefits, including … Continue reading

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Rare Northern White Rhino Dies, Leaving Only 3 in the World

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Last updated: June 24, 2016 A sad realization for rhinos Beloved Nabire, a 31-year old northern white rhino housed at the Dvůr Králové Zoo in the Czech Republic died on July 27, 2015 due to a ruptured cyst. Nabire was one of only 5 … Continue reading

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If bees continue to vanish, life as we know it will wither away…

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Why Honeybees are important Do you remember enjoying those long, lazy summers as a child playing in alfalfa covered fields, listening to the buzz of a distant bee on a flower? I have memories weaving flower crowns out of clovers, making sure … Continue reading

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16 Ways to Participate in World Oceans Day 2016

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Last update June 3, 2016 In April, we celebrate the Earth and all of it’s air, shelter, and life it’s provides. The ocean is roughly 70% of Earth, and is home to about 1 million known species. The ocean provides … Continue reading

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