Endangered Species

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Two snow leopard cuddling
Why the Snow Leopard Population Is Decreasing
Orca or killer whale in the waters of Kaldfjorden, Norway
Are Orcas Endangered? Conservation Status and Threats
A horseshoe crab on Kiawah Island, South Carolina.
Are Horseshoe Crabs Endangered? Conservation Status and Threats
newly hatched African penguin chick
Endangered Penguin Chick Hatches at National Aviary
rescued baby sea turtles float in tank
200 Baby Sea Turtles Rescued after Hurricane Ian
blue-throated macaws in a nesting box
Blue-Throated Macaws Are Making a Comeback in Bolivia
Indian elephant in Khao Yai National Park, Thailand
Why Indian Elephants Are Endangered
Mato Grosso Titi Monkey (Plecturocebus grovesi)
Recently Identified Monkey Is One of World’s Most Endangered Primates
Xerces blue butterflies
Here's What Extinction Looks Like
White rhino female and calf. Lake Nakuru National Park. Kenya
Rhino Poaching Declines, But Animals Still Threatened
Blue Heron sitting on the shore of Lake Erie at sunset
10 US Ecosystems Saved by Endangered Species
Blue Shark In Blue Water
Most Sharks Killed for Fins Are at Risk of Extinction
Fin whale, balaenoptera physalus, swimming in the Azores
Are Endangered Fin Whales Bouncing Back After Decades of Commercial Whaling?
Close up of a Dehli sands flower-living fly on a green leaf
9 Creepy Endangered Bugs You Shouldn't Squish
A worried looking mountain gorilla peers through the forest in Uganda
8 Incredible Animals Being Hunted Into Extinction
A colorful humphead wrasse in Micronesia
Why the Humphead Wrasse Is Endangered
Tiger in tall grass
World's Tiger Population Has Increased by 40%
tiger and four cubs in Malaysia
Critically Endangered Tiger and Cubs Caught on Camera
A Chacoan peccary walking.
11 Living Species That Were Once Thought to Be Extinct
Butterfly with Milkweed
Migratory Monarch Butterflies Are Now Endangered
Chimpanzees in Kibale National Park, Uganda
Why Chimpanzees Are Disappearing and What We Can Do
A young Galapagos penguin on a rocky coast
Why Is the Galapagos Penguin Endangered? Threats and How You Can Help
Bonobo female 'Tshilomba' head and shoulders portrait
Why Bonobos Are Endangered and What We Can Do
Humboldt penguin chick being held
9 Rare Penguin Chicks Hatch at UK Zoo
A federally endangered black-footed ferret in the wild
Endangered Black-Footed Ferrets Are Making a Comeback—But There’s Still a Long Way to Go
Saola
Why the Saola Is Endangered and What We Can Do
A couple of Galapagos sea lion pups.
Are Sea Lions Endangered? Conservation Status and Threats
Hector's dolphins off the coast of New Zealand
Why Hector's Dolphins Are Endangered
A Borneo pygmy elephant (Elephas maximus borneensis) in the Malaysian forest
What's Being Done to Help Save Endangered Bornean Elephants?
endangered Ganges River dolphin underwater in the Karnaphuli river, Bangladesh
Why Ganges River Dolphins Are Endangered
Pack of African wild dogs in Botswana
Why African Wild Dogs Are Endangered and What We Can Do to Help Save Them
Sumatran tiger portrait
The World’s Smallest Tiger Is Inching Towards Extinction
Male sumatran elephant in Bengkulu, Indonesia
Why Sumatran Elephants Are Endangered and What We Can Do
Miles’ robber frog (Craugastor milesi)
More Than 500 Animal Species Are Considered 'Lost'
Tuna
Are Bluefin Tuna Endangered? Conservation Status and Outlook
Freshwater Dolphins In Yangtze River Are Threatened To Vanish
Why the Yangtze Finless Porpoise Is Endangered and What We Can Do
Healthy, 8-month-old baby brain corals
Baby Corals Are as Vulnerable to Disease as Adults
Large blue grey fish with greenish fins and white markings swimming downward in ocean
Lazarus Species: 12 'Extinct' Animals Found Alive
proboscis monkeys in Malaysia
Ecotourism Is Stressing Out Malaysia's Proboscis Monkeys
bull elephant with big tusks
Trophy Hunter Kills One of Botswana’s Largest Elephants
horse conch snail
Iconic, Giant Shell Faces Risk of Extinction
cotton-top tamarin baby and parent
Newborn Critically Endangered Tamarin Baby Has Some Serious Hair
American bison in field
Why the American Bison Is Endangered
A single red abalone surrounded by purple sea urchins
10 Little-Known Facts About Abalone
Sumatran rhino mom and calf
Critically Endangered Sumatran Rhino Born in Indonesia
Red pandas are part of their own distinct scientific family.
15 Remarkable Red Panda Facts
A blue-eyed baby lemur born in the Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens
Critically Endangered Blue-Eyed Lemur Born at Florida Zoo
Giant Coconut Crab on Niue Island
17 Captivating Coconut Crab Facts
Northern long-eared bat
Northern Long-Eared Bat Proposed as Endangered Species
Mauritius kestrel
Tiny Island Nation Saves Small Falcon From Extinction
lost species drawing
8 New Creatures Join Most Wanted Lost Species List
Grey Wolf (Canis lupus)
Gray Wolves Are Endangered Again in Most US States
Monarch butterfly with wings spread perched on flower
12 U.S. Species Endangered by Climate Change
Wild Koala in Australia
Koalas on Australia's East Coast Are Officially Endangered
White Rhino (Ceratotherium sim) Horns with Game Ranger. Hluhluwe Umfolozi Park, KwaZulu Natal Provin
What Is Poaching? An Overview
baby Sumatran orangutan born at San Diego Zoo
Critically Endangered Sumatran Orangutan Born at San Diego Zoo
A bumblebee flying near a flower with a solar panel in the backdrop
Solar Farms Can Save Dwindling Bumblebee Numbers, Study Finds
male Victoria's Riflebird displaying feathers
Birdsong Album Tops Australian Music Charts
game hunter lines up his sights
UK Ban on Trophy Hunt Imports Aims to Protect 7,000 Species

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