Then, 20 of 23 species teetered on the edge of oblivion. Now, seven do.
Dr. Thorbjarnarson, a herpetologist, died at the age of 52 on Feb. 15 in New Delhi. The Wildlife Conservation Society, his employer, said he had contracted malaria while studying the dwarf caiman, a crocodile cousin, in Uganda. He died of the disease after coming to India to speak to a wildlife group."
Hat tip to Toby O'Brien at Inner Toob.