Most people don't know the animal known as the 'Wondiwoi.' There is good reason for that. It has been missing since 1928. In fact, the Wondiwoi tree kangaroo is so rare that it's believed to have been extinct.
As a South Carolinian and animal advocate, Hunting Island State Park is a special place for me because it is home to the 'vulnerable' Loggerhead turtles who frequent our shores each Spring to give birth to future generations.
It is estimated that 3 billion people in the world wear flip flops. Since they don't last forever they end up in landfills, and worse, in the oceans. The Indian Ocean alone washes many millions of discarded flip flops onto the beaches around Kenya. Artists there have been taking the old footwear and re-purposing them into usable objects -- most fantastically into beautiful animal sculptures.