Splash Damage Help Save The Tapirs

By Jim Rossignol on May 6th, 2008 at 8:48 am.


Enemy Territory: Quake Wars developers Splash Damage have taken on the prenhensile-snouted jungle dwellers as their unofficial mascot for some time now, and were keen advocates of World Tapir Day. However, rather than simply using the beast as a crazy icon for their blog-posting shenanigans, they’ve actually decided to take some action in helping save the endangered ungulate.

As overdue recognition of the sterling service our Tapir friends have done us in our work, Splash Damage are delighted to announce that we’re donating a GPS collar to help keep track of one of our Tapir cousins in Costa Rica via the excellent SaveTapirs.org. Here in the office we’re also making individual contributions to help this very deserving conservation effort, and we’d encourage any and all of our readers and players to do likewise.

Now if only a few other folk would help out, the tapir might actually have a chance of not being wiped off the face of the planet. What animal have you helped survive its human enemies, readers?

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7 Comments »

  1. fluffy bunny says:

    I have turned my house into a shelter for ants.

  2. Albides says:

    Eee, it’s so cute!

    I am, er, contributing through non-tangible means by generating affectionate feelings towards that adorable animal!

  3. Matu says:

    Mice, apparently.

  4. Mike says:

    All the cute looking endangered animals seem to get protected but the ugly endangered species usually get forgotten about… Still, its good that Splash Damage are doing something :)

  5. Jim Rossignol says:

    No one wants a world full of ugly animals.

  6. Malagate says:

    But our world needs ugly animals, as the uglier the animal the more delicious is can be. There’s a whole world of meat that no-one ever sees the face of, as it’s so damningly ugly that it’d put you off the wonderful taste of its flesh.

    Good luck finding someone to slaughter kittens, puppies and tapirs for meat in an ugly-free world.

  7. Rook says:

    I thought a GPS collar sounded kinda cheap, and then I looked up the price of one, ouch. I donated a tranq dart as it sounds kinda funny and game related.