Needless to say, it’s been a terrible month for wildlife in the Gulf coast, so it’s worth remembering that, despite the grim headlines, there is good news to report elsewhere:
- India’s Gir National Park reports that its population of Asiatic lions grew by 13% last year. Over 400 lions now roam in the Park, up from an historic low of only 180.
- In England, the Paignton Zoo is preparing to
relelase dormice in several secret locations in the English Midlands. The reintroduction effort is part of a captive breeding program. Dormice are still found in England’s South West, but have died out in much of the rest of the country. The first six dormice are set to be released this June. Alice would be pleased.
In Seaside, Oregon, a beaver colony has moved into Thomson Creek, helping to kill invasive plants, create more habitat for juvenile salmon, and increase food for local elk.