Fragments image by CoolText.
Turns out, the amphibians (previously described as in severe world-wide decline) have their newly-emerging disorders, like our AIDS and SARS. Their healthcare system, however, is out of their hands. Everybody's talking about the weather, and it's killing salamanders. Also follow the link to Frogs: A Chorus of Color. Highly recommended.
And, did you know about the epidemic of conjuntivitis (pink eye) among birds--especially house finches? I learned about this often-fatal disease in birds--TA DA!--from a student last week. Here are two links to tell you how this newly-emerging disorder got started, and its likely end.