Adorable! It's always neat when a thought-to-be-extinct animal resurfaces. Maybe I shouldn't have written that post way back when about how I didn't really think we need things like the Endangered Species Act. Of course, much like your typical person, I'm a lot more interested in conservation of cute animals than gross snails and so forth though, obviously, I don't have a rational defense of the cuteness preference.

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