CAT ON TAPE A Persian leopard, thought to be locally extinct in Afghanistan, is captured on film by the Wildlife Conservation Society — and it ain’t happy. Probably because the WCS’s camera also caught poachers in action. (Photos via National Geographic; h/t Neatorama)
KINGS KONG World Wildlife Foundation activists dressed as orangutans hung from ropes near the Palace of Culture and Science in Warsaw Tuesday. They want to convince Poles to stop buying furniture made out of tropical wood, which depletes natural habitats. (Photo: Kacper Pempel / Reuters via the Wall Street Journal)
GIF of a running wild buffalo via a sad story at NPR on the unlikely fate of the last herd of wild buffalo in the United States.
Human beings are dicks sometimes.
CANDIDMALS Clockwise from top left: A Macaca nemestrina (Southern pig-tailed macaque) in Bukit Barisan Selatan, Indonesia; a Panthera Onca (Jaguar), in central Suriname Nature Reserve; a Pan troglodytes (Common chimpanzee) in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest, Uganda; and a giant anteater in Manaus, Brazil - just four of almost 52,000 photos of 105 mammal species taken as part of the first global camera trap mammal study by The Tropical Ecology Assessment and Monitoring Network in seven protected areas across the Americas, Africa and Asia. (Photos: The Wildlife Conservation Society via the Telegraph)