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Campaign season is gearing up again and the candidates considering a run for office are more diverse than ever. The Oregon Zoo’s resident sea otter Lincoln (or maybe another President Lincoln if he plays his cards right) is toying with the idea of running for office by releasing this adorable campaign video. What we love most about him is that he’s opposed to offshore drilling because, in his words, “you can’t stay fluffy when you’re covered in oil.”
In late October of 2017, the pup soon to be known as Lincoln was found stranded in Morro Bay Harbor; by rescuers from Monterey Bay Aquarium’s rescue and care program. Unable to be paired with a surrogate mom, he was eventually deemed non-releasable by USFWS and last December moved to his home at the Oregon Zoo. Since his arrival, Lincoln has bonded with his fellow sea otters Juno and Eddie, as well as his devoted care staff. He’s also made quite the splash on social media, helping fans around the world learn how to help sea otters in the wild.
h/t to reader and #FriendOfThePlanet Andrea W. for sending this our way!
By Ashira Morris, ODP Staff Writer Almost 1,000 of Florida’s manatees have died as of Oct.1 this year, setting a tragic record for the most deaths in a year, with two months left to go. Deaths were largely caused by starvation — the predator-less sea cows typically spend hours a day eating seagrass, but declining […]
Do you have a good eye? Are you surprisingly good at Where’s Waldo and like Walruses? If so, we have great opportunity for you! The World Wildlife Fund (WWF) is seeking volunteers to help count Atlantic walruses…from space. Sea ice is retreating fast as global temperatures rise, forcing walruses to crowd on smaller floes […]
By Natasha Lasky, ODP Staff Writer At a UN conference in Kunming, China, President Xi Jinping set aside $230 million to form a fund that preserves biodiversity in developing countries. This announcement was made at the UN Convention on Biological Diversity talks (COP15) which are dedicated to preserving delicate ecosystems and preventing plants and animals […]
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