A friend to the animals … online

Help with wildlife conservation by making Facebook friends with animals

This past New Year’s Eve, there were probably plenty of party-animal pics floating around your Facebook wall, but the “friends” you can make via the new Wild Me Facebook app are animals of a much wilder sort. Wild Me is a nonprofit involved with wildlife research that is using technology and social media to increase interest in animal conservation. And through its Facebook app you can friend a whale shark, manta ray or polar bear (more species will be added) and follow their activities as recorded by scientists. Search for “Wild Me” on Facebook.