I was Reading this article in New Scientist the other day and I have to point out my love for animals. Apes and monkeys really are impressive aren't they? Yes I'm addicted, as soon I hear, "we now know this about dolphins" or any other animal, I have to know what it is. I can't help but watch Animal Park with sheer delight and yes every time The Discovery Channel shows another documentary on sharks I'm the one watching.
So I'm going to take a second to blog about my most favorite little animal the Red Panda. These little creatures are absolutely amazing (red more by clicking the wiki link), there is a colony of them in Whipsnade Wild Animal Park who are adorable. Unfortunately like many other amazing creatures they are endangered due to deforestation and illegal hunting.
What I fail to understand is this, most people I know love animals, but we continue to destroy their native habitats, which lead to thier extinction. Hopefully one day the environment will come before capital gain and we'll learn to stop striping the earth before there is nothing left. Until then I'm hoping creatures like the Red Panda survive.