I've been thinking about this for a while actually. I thought that the non-Transformers thread could do with a thread where news and thoughts about wildlife conservation could be posted, whether it's in-situ (in the wild) or ex-situ (in captivity) conservation efforts. News and discussion can also deal with rediscoveries of thought-to-be-extinct species, or just personal observations of wildlife and their status from near your home or from trips and vacations. We have a "Jurassic Thread" for fossil discoveries, and we've had threads about the last male northern white rhinoceros, Sudan, and lions eating lion poachers, so why not a place for what are usually less publicized wildlife stories? With that said, here were go... International Union for the Conservation of Nature status updates, including Australian reptiles and Mauritius flying foxes, the latter which have been culled in an attempt to protect fruit crops: Australia’s reptiles threatened by invasive species, climate change – IUCN Red List 2018 A species of kangaroo rat not seen since Galvatron and Rodimus were enemies of rival factions, the San Quintin kangaroo rat, was spotted for the first time since in Baja California. Museum researchers rediscover animal not seen in 30 years: San Quintin kangaroo rat found in Baja California will be subject of a conservation plan Kangaroo rats are extremely remarkable rodents well adapted to arid environments where water is scarce that travel via macropod-like locomotion. From personal experience they can be extremely inquisitive, bold, and friendly even, so it's great knowing a feared extinct species is still alive and kicking. Also, here is confirmation that at least a leopard is alive and well on Zanzibar: Zanzibar Leopard Captured on Camera, Despite Being Declared Extinct There has not been any genetic evidence to confirm it's a descendant of the previously known Zanzibar leopards, although I personally doubt some locals would bring more leopards from mainland stock and release it in some manner. Now the Zanzibar leopard is not distinct enough to be its own subspecies, but it's still extremely cool that a large carnivore can hold on for decades on a populated island with no proof of continued existence until now. If the Zanzibar leopard can survive, so can many, many other things. Life finds a way. By the way, this thread doesn't have to be limited to animals. Plants and fungi and even whole ecosystems are fair game, too.