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On April 20, 2010 an explosion 41 Wildlife-Unicorn-Kid.html">miles off the shore of Louisiana on the Deepwater Horizon oil drilling platform left 11 employees dead. British Petroleum (BP) operates the license on the Transocean owned drilling rig, according to an April 21 press release issued by Deepwater Horizon Response. By May 6, BP confirmed oil from the leaking drilling site reached a group of islands in Breton National Wildlife Refuge just northeast of the Mississippi Delta. Wildlife veterinarians washed oil from birds affected by the spill, according to a May 19 report from the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA). Louisiana state wildlife veterinarian Dr. James M. LaCour says the spill hasn't had a great impact on wildlife yet. But, with spawning and nesting season underway, wildlife are less likely to move away from danger so they can care for their young. The Louisiana State University School of Veterinary Medicine's Wildlife Hospital of Louisiana has volunteered to care for wildlife injured from complications of the oil spill. The first few patients included a yellow-crowned night heron, brown pelicans, while pelicans and a cormorant. In the upcoming weeks signs of injured wildlife are expected to become more prevalent.

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Saddened by his death, Seton laid Lobo next to Blanca. Lobo's death had a profound affect on Ernest Seton and he never killed another one. Ernest Thompson Seton is the godfather of wildlife conservation and was a self taught biologist, naturalist, writer, artist and wolf hunter. With Lobo's death, Seton finally understood all animals had value and knew wildlife conservation was needed to protect all wildlife for future generations. He lobbied congress and got laws protecting wildlife and the land and today's environmental laws grew from his lobbying efforts for wildlife conservation. Seton was also involved in helping to create our system of national parks across the country. He was respected by the scientific community for his expert drawings and research on America's wildlife. Seton established an early version of the Boy Scouts, teaching and encouraging kids to have respect for nature and experience the wilderness in all it's glory. Ernest Seton became a fierce advocate for the gray wolf, educating the public about them. He wrote over 60 books, magazine articles and short stories. His first book, "Wild Animals I Have Known," has been in print since it was published in 1898.