Start A Petition

Bouncing Baby Voles Bring New Hope for One of North America's Most Endangered Mammals

Environment  (tags: globalwarming, conservation, climate, protection, water )

- 1726 days ago -
Biologists recently determined that the endangered Amargosa vole had an 82% chance of going extinct within the next five-years, if immediate management actions were not taken to rescue the tiny rodent living precariously in the rare marshes of the Mojave


We hate spam. We do not sell or share the email addresses you provide.


Barb Knight (1685)
Friday October 24, 2014, 1:45 pm
Oh Chris, 'Amos' is so cute! You & your group are doing an outstanding job for the Armagosa voles!! Thanks so much for posting!!

Carrie B (306)
Friday October 24, 2014, 1:57 pm
Aww, so cute!

Mandi T (367)
Friday October 24, 2014, 2:59 pm
Congrats Chris to you and your team. These Amargosa vole's are adorable! We don't want to loose another species. TY

Sara P (52)
Friday October 24, 2014, 4:18 pm
So good luck to this cute creature! Thanks Barb!!!!!

Sara P (52)
Friday October 24, 2014, 4:21 pm
Opssssss, sorry Chris!!! It's because my friend Barb shared this news with me :)

Barbara P (177)
Friday October 24, 2014, 4:44 pm
soooo cute vole!!! I did not know what the vole looked like but nO.ow I understand!!! Thank you, BarbCats and Chris O.

Animae C (508)
Friday October 24, 2014, 5:00 pm

Thanx for posting Chris & BarbCat for forwarding.

Past Member (0)
Friday October 24, 2014, 5:42 pm
Adorable! So glad all's not doom. Thx Chris

Angeles Madrazo (298)
Friday October 24, 2014, 7:33 pm
Good job! Thank you!

Judith C (159)
Friday October 24, 2014, 9:16 pm
Wonderful to read about the conservation effort for this species & to know that the habitat enhancements benefit so many other wildlife species in the area too.

Rosemary Rannes (642)
Saturday October 25, 2014, 12:49 am
Chris this is exhilarating news and I'm thrilled to know that the Amargosa Vole species has been saved. The many hours and dedication on their behalf by yourself and others is so inspiring! Thank you so much. Happy to share on Twitter !

Arild Warud (174)
Saturday October 25, 2014, 3:00 am
Thanks Chris.

Saturday October 25, 2014, 4:13 am
❤... well said, Judith C.
noted with hope and thanks

. (0)
Saturday October 25, 2014, 6:48 am
Thanks for the article.

randy mc garry (101)
Saturday October 25, 2014, 9:31 am
thanks for the story.does not matter how little they are they still need help thankyou

Past Member (0)
Saturday October 25, 2014, 10:07 am
Such good news, congrats to you & your team!

Stella G (403)
Saturday October 25, 2014, 11:23 am
Ottima notizia. Grazie per averla postata

Birgit W (160)
Saturday October 25, 2014, 11:46 am
Thanks for sharing Barb.

Claudia A (64)
Saturday October 25, 2014, 11:50 am
:) Thank you

Lona Goudswaard (66)
Saturday October 25, 2014, 12:18 pm
Such cute little critters. I hope they will be with us for a very long time.

Chris Otahal (507)
Saturday October 25, 2014, 12:43 pm
Thanks everyone for your interest in this project. I am happy to report that I just received an e-mail from our research partners at UC Davis that another little guy was born a couple of days ago - and it looks like more are on the way :)

Connie O (45)
Saturday October 25, 2014, 12:51 pm
Wonderful to be helping them. Thx

Saturday October 25, 2014, 1:21 pm
Go to it! This planet cannot lose another incredible specie that deservingly resides here. Just cannot allow it to continue. Thanks Chris!

Antoinette G (43)
Saturday October 25, 2014, 1:36 pm
Adorable little face!

Laura H (950)
Saturday October 25, 2014, 1:40 pm
A few years ago I found a sick baby vole (not the kind in this article) in my driveway. I took him/her to the Lake Erie Nature and Science Center. They did all they could but he/she passed away overnight. At least it was a peaceful death...

Thanks Chris; I LOVE voles!!

Jana Repova (65)
Saturday October 25, 2014, 2:45 pm
Sweet little creature. I keep my fingers crossed for them.

Nelson Baker (0)
Saturday October 25, 2014, 2:53 pm
Noted. I hope they make a comeback. Thank you for the article.

Muriel Servaege (53)
Saturday October 25, 2014, 2:58 pm
That little rodent is so cute it would be too bad if it disappeared.

Katherine May Williams (0)
Saturday October 25, 2014, 3:19 pm
Noted. Awww.. :-)

. (0)
Saturday October 25, 2014, 3:29 pm
Such good news. Thank you, Chris, for all you do.

pam w (139)
Saturday October 25, 2014, 3:49 pm
GOOD! Every animal/plant in every ecosystem is a vital part of the health of the planet.

LaurenBackSoon Kozen (173)
Saturday October 25, 2014, 3:54 pm
Great News!
Noted & Shared. Thanks for sharing!

Michela M (3964)
Saturday October 25, 2014, 4:02 pm
Soooooooo tender & nice!!!!

Jose Roberto Pan (136)
Saturday October 25, 2014, 4:30 pm
Congratulations Chris Otahal!
The work of biologists and researchers, with this action of rescue, shows the world the respect and care for
all animal species.
Success to the whole team!
Many thanks for sharing!

Mary Donnelly (47)
Saturday October 25, 2014, 5:27 pm

Jane H (139)
Saturday October 25, 2014, 5:53 pm
noted TY

Laurie H (818)
Saturday October 25, 2014, 11:11 pm
Happy Posting/ Great Share & So Appreciated Chris!!!! Thank you Stella for sending too!!~

Dianne D (490)
Saturday October 25, 2014, 11:24 pm
They have said on the news, we now have 50% fewer animals on this earth than we did back in 1970. Man is determined to wipe out all the animals. What happens to the beasts will happen to man, because we are all connected.

Maria Teresa Schollhorn (42)
Sunday October 26, 2014, 12:05 am
Good news! Thank you Chris.

Sandra Ferri (114)
Sunday October 26, 2014, 1:37 am
Very cute

Past Member (0)
Sunday October 26, 2014, 2:11 am
cute one out

Past Member (0)
Sunday October 26, 2014, 4:07 am
So cute, I hope they make it.

Hent catalina - maria (95)
Sunday October 26, 2014, 4:32 am
Such good news

Betty Kelly (4)
Sunday October 26, 2014, 4:42 am
To Those Who Can; Please save this little animal. We have lost so many species already and have many more listed as endangered. Greed, Fossil Fuels/Global Warming, growing Human Population, Fracking, deforestion are destroying this planet.

Barbara Y (47)
Sunday October 26, 2014, 4:59 am

Ruth C (87)
Sunday October 26, 2014, 5:06 am
So sweet!

Past Member (0)
Sunday October 26, 2014, 5:43 am
They should be safeguarded not because of their cuteness, but their precious life like ours

Donna T (0)
Sunday October 26, 2014, 7:10 am
thanks for posting

Marija M (25)
Sunday October 26, 2014, 7:27 am

Lady Suki (446)
Sunday October 26, 2014, 11:10 am
Thanks for the forward, Barb.

Ana Lopes (92)
Sunday October 26, 2014, 11:24 am

chris B (46)
Sunday October 26, 2014, 11:40 am
I'm so glad people are paying attention to these little critters and helping to save them from ext. Sad state of affairs when it comes to killing so many species because of our carelessness. ;-(

Jaime A (52)
Sunday October 26, 2014, 2:06 pm

Elizabeth M (65)
Sunday October 26, 2014, 2:27 pm
Noted. This is such good news for these sweet little voles. Hoping they can keep multiplying even in climate change!! Thank You Chris.

Winn A (179)
Sunday October 26, 2014, 3:03 pm
Thanks Chris with this wonderful news. Congratulations!

kate K (481)
Tuesday October 28, 2014, 2:58 am
thank you sweetie :) so so cute indeed

Nancy C (806)
Tuesday October 28, 2014, 3:53 pm
I remember this work of yours! So exciting...Wish you happiness and success. Wonderful happenings!

Olga Lustosa (194)
Tuesday October 28, 2014, 4:12 pm

Patricia Gal (103)
Tuesday October 28, 2014, 6:49 pm
oh thank God for bringing light to this problem for these voles....Now they can be collected and given 2nd chance on survival.
Nice story and big thank you for the great help by those special hands taking care of these babies.

Frances Darcy (92)
Thursday October 30, 2014, 7:49 am
What a cutie....

Vivian F (487)
Saturday November 8, 2014, 11:14 am
Thank you and your group Chris for putting forth such dedicated efforts to save not only these precious voles but other species as well. Job well done!
Or, log in with your
Facebook account:
Please add your comment: (plain text only please. Allowable HTML: <a>)

Track Comments: Notify me with a personal message when other people comment on this story

Loading Noted By...Please Wait


butterfly credits on the news network

  • credits for vetting a newly submitted story
  • credits for vetting any other story
  • credits for leaving a comment
learn more

Most Active Today in Environment

Content and comments expressed here are the opinions of Care2 users and not necessarily that of or its affiliates.

New to Care2? Start Here.