Introducing Matilda’s horned snake, so named because the scientist in Tanzania who made the discovery has a young daughter named – you guessed it – Matilda.
It’s a “horned” snake, at least in name, because it has scales above its eyes that look like horns.
Add Matilda’s horned snake to the list of hundreds of new species found every year. Sadly, Matilda’s horned snake is already considered to be endangered because it has a small natural habitat that’s slowly being destroyed by illegal logging.
That’s why Matilda’s dad is keeping the location of Matilda’s horned snake a secret and is trying to establish a breeding colony.
To find out more, read this Science Daily article.
Every day a scientist somewhere in the world is discovering something that changes what we know about and how we view the environment. It can be a new species, an environmentally-friendlier way to make things, a new approach to solving climate change. Because many of these scientific discoveries have the potential to change our lives in profound ways, Earth Preservers devotes an entire section to “Eco-Science.”