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Animal advocates were outraged when Russia announced they were sending mice, lizards, fish and other species to space for a 30 day mission.
Too often good news about endangered species seems no where to be found. But recently, the Kemp’s ridley sea turtle, the most endangered species of sea turtle, had one heck of a day.
An egg estimated to be several hundred years old, and laid by the extinct elephant bird, has sold for twice its estimated worth for 100,000 dollars at an auction in London.
Russia is in the midst of an experiment to see how various lifeforms react in space. On Friday, they launched five mice, eight Mongolian gerbils, fifteen geckos and various other species into orbit around the earth for one month.
This year, the Lyrid meteor shower falls on Earth Day and it is a guaranteed special way to embrace such an important green holiday.