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Critically Endangered, Critically Cute



Zoo Basel in Switzerland recently announced the birth of Lakisha, a Somali Wild Ass and a critically endangered species.  A subspecies of the African wild ass, experts believe their are less than 1,000 creatures remaining in their native habitat of Eritrea, Ethiopia, and Somalia.  Zoo Basel has been a foremost participant in the Somali Wild Ass breeding program: Lakisha is the forty-first foal bred at the zoo since 1972!

(Lakisha frolics with mother Djara. Image Credit: ZooBorns) (Lakisha in the sun. Image Credit: ZooBorns)

Read more about Lakisha at ZooBorns

Kristen E. Strubberg is the Editor-in-Chief for TGNR. Kristen founded TGNR in 2013 - seeking to create a high quality platform for original, eclectic and substantive positive news journalism by attracting expert contributors in many varying subjects. Kristen also works as a clinical medical researcher in Cardiology, with an original background in Neuroscience. Her passion for science has translated to her science-fiction specialization, with her highly adept published insights into the best of sci-fi’s popular culture. Kristen has served as TGNR’s Editor-in-Chief since 2013.