The government is preparing insufficient protections for a ground-dwelling bird that has declined significantly over the past century and soon will face a possible endangered species listing.
A hearing was held in Harrisburg this past week to consider the federal plan to add the Long Eared Bat to the Endangered Species list. The idea was met with much opposition.
The request is an entry in this year’s Albert M. Greenfield Foundation Unless Contest at the Philadelphia Zoo.
Josh First, a sportsman and self-described conservative, says if the aim of the bill is to pave the way for natural gas extraction or other business activities, it will not work.
Visitors were standing in line to see Mighty Mike, the aquarium’s fourteen-foot, 800-pound American alligator.
The brothers were born June 9th and have since grown to about 28 pounds each.